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Institute of Musicology

A New Ecosystem of Early Music Studies

A New Ecosystem of Early Music Studies

Duration: 21.9.2022 - 20.9.2026
Program: COST
Project leader: PhDr. Veselovská Eva PhD.
Annotation:Early music, in all its breadth, and all its experimental dimensions, has been foundational to musicology as an academic discipline, and continues to play, in changing configurations, an essential role in the training courses and research programmes of musicologists. EarlyMuse aims to take this academic and artistic movement in new directions in both research and training by strengthening collaborative practices between all the stakeholders. Rethinking the scientific and experimental field, as well as the material and symbolic value of early music and its modes of promotion in the digital age and in the post-pandemic period, offers tremendous opportunities to revalorize a major part of European musical heritage. In order to address these challenges in all their complexity and diversity, the consortium brings together academic partners from 23 countries, with a network of music culture professionals and an industrial partner. EarlyMuse intends to chart new paths that will strengthen the unique place of early music in Europe, both in our intellectual and cultural practices and in its global appeal. Specifically, EarlyMuse will address six challenges: (1) scientific, (2) educational, (3) professional, (4) structural, (5) economic and (6) societal. The project will transform the scientific field, redraw the place of early music in higher education, attract original talent, deploy tools useful to emerging creative industries, and define public policy in the field of culture.

Early Music in Central Europe: Collaborated Research, Migrating Sources, Transregional Connections

Stará hudba v strednej Európe: spoločný výskum, migrujúce pramene, transregionálne vzťahy

Duration: 1.11.2023 - 1.10.2026
Program: International Visegrad Fund (IVF)
Project leader: PhDr. Veselovská Eva PhD.
Annotation:Historical narratives on medieval music culture usually depict Central Europe as a marginal region with delayed reception of the newest repertories and with retarded development. This is based on insufficient presentation of music sources, their description and interpretation, as well as a misunderstanding of the specific cultural profile of the region. It does not correlate with narratives around music "centres", defined primarily on the knowledge of sources from the European West and South in the post-War period, when the study of church culture and music was marginalized or even forbidden by Communist regimes. New or renewed research on medieval liturgical music in all V4 countries in the last three decades is confronted by new methodologies and approaches, to which each country responded in a different way, developing different strengths – repertory inventories, fragment studies and musical palaeography (in Hungary, and in Slovakia), questions of transmission and hymnology in Czechia and monastic studies in Poland. The project creates the first opportunity for knowledge and methodology exchange between all four countries, with two goals: to build a larger research community with active knowledge and methodology exchange, and to develop common projects and publications that will secure firmer standing in future narratives on history and culture in Central Europe.

The total number of projects: 2