MEM Medioevo musicale (Music in the Middles Ages)
Bibliographic and discographic database on medieval musical culture and on liturgy.
 
MEM consists of a digital archive on medieval music and liturgy, from the origins to the year 1500, containing summaries of all scientific publications, periodical and otherwise, and all the discographic editions concerning medieval music in all of its aspects. The project was conceived in 1996 with the purpose of offering a specific instrument for bibliographic and discographic information. In this way, dispersion of scientific contributions could be countered; this is an important consideration in an interdisciplinary field that encompasses music in medieval culture, its connections to poetry, philosophy, dramaturgy, figurative arts, and of course liturgy. The space dedicated to discography is particularly significant: a study of medieval music that seeks to account for the performative aspects as further contributions to the understanding of the texts cannot neglect the current performative practices and the copious production of discographic editions.
 
MEM is now available online through the Mirabile portal. Updates and improvements to the database are published yearly by the Edizioni del Galluzzo in a print volume.
 

Editorial board


Director: Maria Sofia Lannutti
 
Consultants: Giacomo Baroffio, Lucia Pinelli
 
Editor-in-chief: Antonio Calvia
 
Core editors (Florence-Cremona): Davide Checchi, Michele Epifani, Ernesto Sergio Mainoldi, Francesco Molmenti, Stefania Vitale
 
Contributors: Laura Albiero (Paris), Gregorio Bevilacqua (Southampton), Carlo Bosi (Salzburg), Gionata Brusa (Würzburg), Martina Cocci (Cremona), Paola Dessì (Bologna), Paola Donati (Cremona), Giacomo Ferraris (Cremona), Daniela Galesi (Bologna), Alèxandros Hatzikiriakos (Roma), Alessandra Ignesti (Montreal), Brian Møller Jensen (Stockholm), Andreina Manzo (Roma), Jacopo Mazzeo (Southampton), David Merlin (Wien), Stefano Milonia (Roma), Ella Nagy (Padova), Alberto Napoli (Chapel Hill), Graziella Pastore (Paris), Maigua Lorea Suso Biain (El Escorial), Federico Zavanelli (Cremona).

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