Medieval music, architecture and books topic of Rice conference April 6

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David Ruth
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Jeff Falk
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Medieval music, architecture and books topic of Rice conference April 6

HOUSTON – (March 29, 2016) – Leading scholars will gather at Rice University April 6 for “Paper and Parchment,” a conference that will explore medieval music, architectural drawings and illuminated books.

Image courtesy of Rice University's Woodson Research Center.

Image courtesy of Rice University’s Woodson Research Center.

Hosted by Rice’s Minter Chair in the Humanities and Department of Art History, the conference is free and open to the public. All conference presentations will be in Fondren Library’s Kyle Morrow Room, 6100 Main St.

Notable conference presenters include Robert Bork, professor in the University of Iowa’s School of Art and Art History, who will speak on “The Regensburg Façade Drawings: Reality, Fantasy and Geometry”; Rebecca Maloy, associate professor of musicology at the University of Colorado-Boulder, who will speak on “The Old Hispanic Offices of Holy Week”; Jennifer Salzstein, associate professor of musicology at the University of Oklahoma, who will speak on “Old French Song Reimagined and Recopied: Contrafacture and Modeling by the 13th-Century Cleric Trouvères”; and Thomas Kren, the former associate director for collections at the J. Paul Getty Museum, who will speak on “Toward a Gendered Iconography of Patronage in Books of Hours.”

For the full conference agenda and list of speakers, go to http://arthistory.rice.edu/paper-and-parchment-medieval-music-architectural-drawings-and-illuminated-books.     

The conference was inspired by the Rice faculty who teach for the university’s medieval and early modern studies major. It is organized by Diane Wolfthal, the David and Caroline Minter Chair in the Humanities and professor of art history; Peter Loewen, associate professor of musicology; and Linda Neagley, associate professor of art history.

Members of the media who want to attend the conference must RSVP to Jeff Falk, associate director of national media relations at Rice, at 713-348-6775 or jfalk@rice.edu.

Media are advised to park in the Founder’s Court Visitor Lot near Lovett Hall. For a map of Rice’s campus, go to www.rice.edu/maps/maps.html.

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About Jeff Falk

Jeff Falk is associate director of national media relations in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.