International Conference. Musical Mobility: Stories of Boundaries, Identities and Nationalities, 1400-1650


Thursday, May 30, 2024 (All day) to Friday, May 31, 2024 (All day)


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Vittore Carpaccio, Baptism of the Selenites (detail)

Exploring the phenomenon of musical migration between the late Middle Ages and the mid-17th century in Europe, this conference will focus on the analysis of modalities, motivations, and typologies of music and musicians who moved within Europe and will explore the forms and consequences of the encounters generated by these movements. Against a solid historiographical background that considers the Renaissance a musically unified period, free of any borders (‘Europe, musically, seemed one’, according to the Oxford History of Western Music), these two days aim to challenge the traditional narrative by integrating stories of musical mobilities and identities into a broader picture of European Renaissance music. 

An International Conference organized by Philippe Canguilhem (Université de Tours, CESR), Klaus Pietschmann (Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz) and Vincenzo Borghetti (Università degli Studi di Verona).

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