Teams

In this research project, we work with 6 groups: 5 research teams and 1 ensemble.

 Name Role Country
Ascoli Ensemble Associate Partner The Netherlands
Charles University in Prague (Prague team) Partner Czech Republic
Polish Academy of Sciences (Warsaw team) Partner Poland
Ruprecht Karl University (Heidelberg team) Partner Germany
University of Cambridge (Cambridge team) Partner United Kingdom
Utrecht University (Utrecht team) Coordinator The Netherlands

Our work can be divided into 4 categories:

  1. The Cambridge team will address the cultural and intellectual background of the first large-scale retrospective music collections ever produced in Europe in the time of saintly French king Louis IX in Paris.
  2. Researchers in Utrecht will explore the music cultivated by followers of the Modern Devotion in late-medieval Utrecht and of early-modern Beguines in Amsterdam, both evoking earlier, ‘better’ times through their choices of musical style and repertoire.
  3. The teams in Heidelberg, Prague and Warsaw will investigate the Lutheran liturgies of 16th-century Germany, and the enigmatic ‘retrospective’ musical practices of 14th, 15th and 16th-century Bohemia and Poland, which all sought to own the cultural capital invested in the past through cultivating ‘old-fashioned’, even ‘archaic’ musical styles.
  4. The Ascoli Ensemble will be our primary partner in disseminating our research results to the general public. They will do so through innovative and traditional concert formats as well as targeted media appearances.

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