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We’re delighted to announce the next three sets of speakers for the All Souls Seminars in Medieval and Renaissance Music. For full details see:

The seminars in 2021-22 will continue on Zoom. The seminars are all at 5 p.m. UK time (BST for Seminar 1, GMT for Seminars 2 and 3). Individual presentations will be about half an hour, followed by invited discussants who will engage the speaker in conversation about the paper, before the floor is opened for comments and questions by others.

If you are planning to attend a seminar this term, please register using this form: For each seminar, those who have registered will receive an email with the Zoom invitation, instructions for joining the call, and further materials for the seminar.

In each seminar, you’ll be able to join the call up to half an hour before the seminar for a virtual ‘meet and greet’. If you have any questions about this process, please email Matthew Thomson (matthew.thomson -at-, who is dealing with the practicalities of holding these seminars via Zoom.

Margaret Bent (Convener, All Souls College, Oxford)

Seminar programme

For abstracts, see

Thursday 28 October, 5pm BST
Margot Fassler (Keough-Hesburgh Professor of Music and Liturgy, University of Notre Dame; Tangeman Professor of Music History Emerita, Yale University)
Title: The Restoration of Anima in Hildegard of Bingen's Sung Play the Ordo Virtutum
Discussants: Alison Altstatt (University of Northern Iowa), Barbara Newman (Northwestern University)

Wednesday 10 November (please note change of day), 5pm GMT
Paweł Gancarczyk (Associate Professor, Institute of Art, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw)
Title: Music in a vanished kingdom: traces of fifteenth-century polyphony in the Teutonic Order State in Prussia
Discussants: Lenka Hlávková (Charles University, Prague), Reinhard Strohm (University of Oxford)

Thursday 2 December, 5pm GMT
Brianne Dolce (Fitzjames Research Fellow in Music, Merton College, Oxford)
Title: The Confraternity of Jongleurs and Bourgeois of Arras: A Reappraisal
Discussants: Catherine A. Bradley (University of Oslo), Barbara Haggh-Huglo (University of Maryland, College Park) 

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