Provisional Schedule of Events
Thursday, 4 November, 2010
9:30-9:45 Welcome: James Robinson. Curator, Department of Prehistory and Europe, British Museum.
Session 1: Science and Conservation of the British Museum Citole
Moderator: James Robinson
9:45-10:15 Susan la Niece and Caroline Cartwright. Department of Conservation and Scientific Research, British Museum, The Science Behind the Art
10:15-10:45 Philip Kevin. Department of Conservation and Scientific Research, British Museum. Preparing the Citole for Display in the New Medieval Gallery
10:45-11:15 Chris Egerton. RCA/V&A Conservation. Head to Tail: Three Discoveries About The Age, History and Function of the Citole.
11:15-11:45 Coffee break
Session 2: Art History: The Art of the British Museum Citole
Moderator: Naomi Speakman
11:45-12:15 Ann Marie Glasscock. The British Museum Citole: Iconography and the ‘Horror Vacui’
12:15-12:45 Phillip Lindley. University of Leicester, UK. (title to be confirmed)
Session 3: Medieval Citoles in Art and Literature
Moderator: Lewis Jones
2:15-2:45 Mary Remnant. The Citole in English Medieval Art
2:45-3:15 Alice Margerum. London Metropolitan University, UK.‘Alioquin Deficeret Hic Instrumentum Illud Multum Vulgare’: A Brief Overview of Citoles in Art and Literature c.1200-1400
3:15-3:45 Tea break
Session 4: Tuning and Stringing of Citoles and Related Instruments
Moderator: Daniel Larson
3:45-4:15 John Koster. National Music Museum, University of South Dakota, USA. Strings and Theories of Stringing in the Times of the Citole and Early Cittern
4:15-4:45 Crawford Young. Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, Basel, CHE. The Cithara of Mercury: A Well-Tuned Cetula
4:45-7:00 Dinner Break
Session 5: Performance Practice for Medieval Citoles
Moderator: Marc Lewon
7:00-7:30 Mauricio Molina. Conservatorio de Girona, ESP.‘Li autres la citole mainne’: Towards a Reconstruction of the Citole’s Performance Practice
7:30-8:00 Mark Rimple. West Chester University, PA, USA. Techniques for the Unaccompanied Performance of Medieval Estampies on a Reproduction of the British Museum Citole: a lecture-demonstration.
Friday, 5 November, 2010
Session 1: Instruments in Medieval Culture and Society
Moderator: Jeremy Montagu9:30-10:00 Dorota Poplawska. Grazyna Bacewicz Primary and Secondary School of Music, Warsaw, POL. Historical Musical
10:00-10:30 Richard Rastall. University of Leeds, UK. Citolers in the Late-Medieval English Royal Households
10:30-11:00 Carey Fleiner. University of Delaware, USA. Heroes and Villains: The Medieval “Guitarist” in the Middle Ages and Modern Parallels
11:00-11:30 Andrew Taylor. University of Ottawa, CAN. ‘Citole i ot’: The Courtly Associations of the Fourteenth-Century Citole
Session 2: Queen Elizabeth I, Her Music and Instruments: I
Moderator: Mary Springfels
12:00-12:30 Ben Hebbert. West Dean College, UK. The Sixteenth-century Additions to the British Museum Citole: Their Extent and Importance
12:30-1:00 Katherine Butler. Royal Holloway, University of London, UK. ‘Sometime Singing like an Angel, Sometime Playing like Orpheus’: Queen Elizabeth I and the Politics of Musical Performance
Session 3: Queen Elizabeth I, Her Music and Instruments: II
2:00-2:30 Annett C. Richter. University of Missouri, USA. An Intimate View of Queen Elizabeth I as a Musician: Sources in Context
2:30-3:00 Kate Buehler-McWilliams. University of Minnesota, USA. Dudley’s Penance: The Gift of a Musical Instrument at Elizabeth’s Court
Session 4: Conclusion
3:30-4:30 Roundtable discussion
Friday Evening Event, 5 November 2010
7:30 As a complement to the symposium, there will be a concert at the priory Church of St Bartholomew the Great, West Smithfield, City of London, EC1A.
Crossing Borders: An Entertainment Inspired By Images of Jongleurs and Clerks in Illuminated French and English Psalters.
Tickets available at the door (cash or cheque only): £15 general admission, £5 concession.