Activities

Workshops

Workshop 1, Project Introduction:
September 20-22, 2019
McGill University in Montréal, Québec, Canada
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In attendance (14): Jennifer Bain, Julie Cumming, Ichiro Fujinaga, Andrew Hankinson, Kate Helsen, Emily Hopkins, Debra Lacoste, Jimmy Maiello, Fallen Matthews, Cory McKay, Néstor Nápoles López, Michael Norton, Rebecca Shaw, Gabriel Vigliensoni.

Workshop 2 [COVID CANCELLATION]:
July 20, 2020
Prague, Czech Republic

Workshop 3, Project Update (moved online):
December 15, 2020
Hosted from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
View program
In attendance on Zoom (40): Jennifer Bain, Inga Behrendt, Lisa Binkley, David Burn, Irina Chachulska, Julia Craig-McFeely, Ilaria Culshaw FoH, Julie Cumming, Zsuzsa Czagány, Lisa Fagin Davis, Anna de Bakker, Elsa De Luca, Judy Dietz, Manuel Pedro Ferreira, Ichiro Fujinaga, Marianne Gillion, Richard Haefer, Barbara Haggh-Huglo, Andrew Hankinson, Kate Helsen, Alessandra Ignesti, Thomas Forrest Kelly, Andrea Klassen, Jan Koláček, Debra Lacoste, Sarah Ann Long, Jimmy Maiello, Fallen Matthews, Michael Norton, Brayden Olson, Gustavo Polins Pedro, Cindy Preece, Rebecca Shaw, Barbara Swanson, Janice Tulk, Eva Veselovská, Gabriel Vigliensoni, Hana Vlhová-Wörner, Junhao Wang, David Watt.

Workshop 4, Project Update (online):
September 17, 2021
Hosted from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
View program
In attendance on Zoom (42): Alison Altstatt, Jennifer Bain, Nicholas Ball, Inga Behrendt, Virginia Blanton, Catherine Bradley, Irina Chachulska, Zuelma Chaves, Julia Craig-McFeely, Julie Cumming, Zsuzsa Czagány, Lisa Fagin Davis, Anna de Bakker, Elsa De Luca, Lucia Denk, William Duba, Deantha Edmunds-Ramsay, Ichiro Fujinaga, Gabriella Gilányi, Eszter Gáel, Marianne Gillion, Barbara Haggh-Huglo, Andrew Hankinson, Lionel Li-Xing Hong, Alessandra Ignesti, Thomas Forrest Kelly, Debra Lacoste, Emily Martens-Oberwelland, Fallen Matthews, Rachel McNellis, Alberto Medina de Seiça, Julianna Nagy Torma, Kathleen Nelson, Michael Norton, Linda Pearse, Rebecca Shaw, Kate Steiner, Janice Tulk, Giovanni Varelli, Eva Veselovská, Junhao Wang, David Watt.

Workshop 5, Fragments (online):
November 12, 2021
Hosted by Alison Alstatt, Team Lead for the DACT Fragments Working Group, from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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In attendance on Zoom (33): Alison Altstatt, Jennifer Bain, Nicholas Ball, Susan Boynton, Catherine Bradley, Katharine Chandler, Zuelma Chaves, Susan Clermont, Julia Craig-McFeely, Julie Cumming, Lisa Fagin Davis, Anna de Bakker, Elsa De Luca, William Duba, Ichiro Fujinaga, Eszter Gáel, Veronika Garajová, John Glasenapp, Barbara Haggh-Huglo, Elizabeth Hebbard, Lionel Li-Xing Hong, Alessandra Ignesti, Debra Lacoste, Jan Lauridsen, Manon Louviot, James Maiello, Fallen Matthews, Michael Norton, Morgan Paul, Elaine Stratton-Hild, Johanna Thöne, Giovanni Varelli, Hana Vlhová-Wörner.

Upcoming Workshops

Workshop 6, Chant Notations (online):
January 21, 2022
Hosted by Giovanni Varelli, Team Lead for the DACT Chant Notations Working Group, from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Publications and presentations

June 2, 2019
SIMSSA Workshop XVIII, at the Music Encoding Conference
Vienna, Austria
Jennifer Bain, “Digital Analysis of Chant Transmission.”

October 18, 2019
Twelfth Annual Atlantic Mediaeval Association Conference
Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, NL, Canada
Alessandra Ignesti (with Alessio Marziali Peretti, Université de Montréal), “A Dominican Medley: McGill, Medieval Manuscript 73.”

March 5-6, 2020
Digital Humanities in Early Music Research I “Session I: Early music databases, encoding, analysing and OMR”
Masaryk Institute, Prague, Czech Republic
Presentations and hands-on workshops led by Jennifer Bain (Dalhousie University) and Debra Lacoste (Cantus: A Database for Latin Ecclesiastical Chant).

planned for July 1-4, 2020 [COVID CANCELLATION]
MedRen (Medieval and Renaissance Music Conference)
The University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Jennifer Bain, Panelist, “Notated Fragments from Medieval Europe: Transregional Research and Digital Technologies”

planned for July 15-19, 2020 [COVID CANCELLATION]
Cantus Planus Study Group of the International Musicological Society
Telč, Czech Republic
  • William Duba (Fragmentarium), Workshop session: “Dispersal Reversed? Uploading Your Manuscript Fragment Images and Cataloguing them Online”
  • Jennifer Bain, Paper: “Traces of Liturgy: Analysing Manuscript Fragments from the Binding of the Riesencodex (D-WI1 2)”
  • Debra Lacoste and Jennifer Bain, Poster Session: “The DACT Project, Digital Analysis of Chant Transmission”
April 15-16, 2021
American Musicological Society - New York State - St. Lawrence Chapter (NYSSL) Meeting
online through Colgate University
“DACT Fragment Campaign" lightning talk
Anna de Bakker (Dalhousie University).

May 10, 2021, 11:00 am
International Congress on Medieval Studies 2021
online through Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan
postponed from May 7, 2020 [COVID] International Congress on Medieval Studies 2020
“Fragments and the Digital Analysis of Chant Transmission (A Panel Discussion)”
A panel discussion with Jennifer Bain (Dalhousie University), Alison Altstatt (University of Northern Iowa), and Debra Lacoste (Cantus: A Database for Latin Ecclesiastical Chant). Chair: Michael Norton.

May 28, 2021
Fragmentarium Video Conference
Online via Zoom from the Université de Fribourg
Jennifer Bain and Debra Lacoste, "Digital Analysis of Chant Transmission (DACT): A Case Study of Two Fragments from the Binding of the Riesencodex." Watch it here!

June 3, 2021
Software Tools in Chant Analysis Virtual Workshop
Online via Zoom from the University of Bristol
Jennifer Bain, “Analysing the Music of Hildegard of Bingen.”
Watch the video here.

June 3, 2021
Software Tools in Chant Analysis Virtual Workshop
Online via Zoom from the University of Bristol
Debra Lacoste and Jan Koláček, “Analysing Cantus: Tools for Discovery and Research."
Watch the video here.

June 14, 2021 on Zoom
Canadian Society of Medievalists
postponed from June 2, 2020 at Western University, London, Ontario, Canada [COVID]
Session: “Liturgical Fragments”
Papers by Jennifer Bain (Dalhousie University), Kate Steiner and Debra Lacoste (University of Waterloo), and Meredith Bacola (University of Manitoba).

July 23, 2021
Cantus Planus Study Group of the IMS
Research Forum (online)
Debra Lacoste and Jennifer Bain, "The DACT Project"

Upcoming & rescheduled publications and presentations

2022-2023
postponed from October 22, 2020 - March 13, 2021 [COVID]
Musée des Arts Anciens, Namur, Belgium
Exhibition: Centuries of Silence: the Discovery of the Salzinnes Antiphonal
In partnership with the Société archéologique de Namur, an exhibition featuring the Salzinnes Antiphonal (owned by Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada) in Namur, Belgium, its place of origin.

Fall 2022
postponed from October 24, 2020 [COVID]
Namur University, Belgium
“Salzinnes Symposium”
A one-day symposium of papers and panel discussions by international scholars on topics related to the Salzinnes Antiphonal, developments in digital technology, and manuscript studies. Includes a tour through the “Centuries of Silence” exhibition at the Musée des Arts Anciens and a concert of some of the music contained in the manuscript.