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Elsa De Luca


Elsa De Luca

Post-doctoral fellow

Personal website and CV at https://sites.google.com/fcsh.unl.pt/elsadeluca/

Elsa De Luca holds the position of Researcher at the NOVA University of Lisbon, where she is pursuing palaeographical research into Iberian musical notation. In addition, she is Coordinator of the Portuguese Early Music Database (http://pemdatabase.eu/); co-director of the new book series Musicalia Antiquitatis & Medii Aevi published by Brepols (http://www.brepols.net/Pages/BrowseBySeries.aspx?TreeSeries=MUSAM); and she was recently elected as a member of the Board of the Music Encoding Initiative for the 2019-21 term (https://music-encoding.org/). De Luca holds a PhD in Historical Musicology (Università del Salento, 2011) and a Piano Diploma (2002). She has published articles on the notation, cryptography, and liturgy in a selection of Iberian manuscripts (10th – 16th cent.), and on the music and liturgy in some French manuscripts (13th – 14th cent.). In the Digital Humanities her most significant contribution has been the co-founding of Cantus Index (http://cantusindex.org/), a research tool that integrates 12 international databases and permits searches for the chants for the mass and office by text or melody. De Luca has collaborated in many research projects in Italy, France, Portugal, the UK, and Canada.


2017 A Notated Graduale-Prosarium from Sens in Lisbon. Portuguese Journal of Musicology. New Series 4/2: 227-46 ISSN 2183-8410 available at http://rpm-ns.pt/index.php/rpm/article/view/326

2017 Musical Cryptography and the Early History of the ‘León Antiphoner’. Early Music History 36: 105–58. ISSN (print) 0261-1279. DOI:10.1017/S0261127917000018.

2017 Royal Misattribution: Monograms in the León Antiphoner. Journal of Medieval Iberian Studies 9/1: 25–51. ISSN: 1754-6559 (Print) 1754-6567 (Online) DOI: 10.1080/17546559.2015.110152. Available at http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17546559.2015.1101521.

2017 Medieval Music Notes as Cryptography (co-authored with J. Haines). In: K. Ellison and S. Kim, eds. A Material History of Medieval and Early Modern Ciphers: Cryptography and the History of Literacy. (Material Readings in Early Modern Culture) Routledge, New York and London, 2018: 30–47. ISBN: 978-1-138-24464-1.

Scholarship Reference: FCSH/CESEM/EAT/00693
Research Group:

Early Music Studies

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