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MedRen 2021 Lisbon

05/07/2021 - 09/07/2021

On 5–9 July 2021, the FCSH–School of Social Sciences and Humanities at Universidade NOVA de Lisboa will host the 49th edition of the Medieval and Renaissance International Music Conference – MedRen Lisbon 2021 – which is to be organised by CESEM–Centre for the Study of the Sociology and Aesthetics of Music. Proposals in all areas relating to Medieval and Renaissance music are welcomed, though the organising committee especially encourages consideration of topics arising from the following:

– the centenaries of King Alfonso X the Wise (b.1221), King Manuel I of Portugal, and Pope Leo X (both of whom died in 1521) and issues of patronage;

– Philippe de Monte (b.1521), Robert Fayrfax (d.1521), and Josquin des Prez (d.1521);

– dynamics of cultural confluence and exchange and their relevance for concepts of cultural centrality and laterality (those dealing with the Mediterranean region are particularly welcomed).

The conference keynote speakers will be Tess Knighton (Institució Milà i Fontanals – CSIC, Barcelona) and Luisa Nardini (The University of Texas at Austin).

MedRen Lisbon 2021 will be a mixed in-person–online event, offering three options to speakers: present in-person; pre-record but participate in a live discussion; both present and participate in a discussion live but remotely. To minimise risks of technical problems, speakers attending in person will be obliged to upload their slides to the conference computers (the connecting of personal computers to the projectors will not be permitted) and will be asked to prepare them in Google Slides; if another programme is used it must be tested on the conference computers in advance. When not presenting a paper or participating in a panel discussion, remote participants will connect via a streaming platform (Videocast) alongside other participants; Zoom will be used solely for delivering live presentations and by panel members when participating in discussions. Pre-recorded presentations will be shown via Videocast.


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Colégio Almada Negreiros
Campus de Campolide
Lisboa, 1099-032 Portugal
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