Distinguished Guest Lecture 'Music and Religion: Anthropological and Historical Considerations'

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Speaker: Professor Lorenz Welker, Professor of Musicology, Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich

Title: Music and Religion: Anthropological and Historical Considerations

Date: Tuesday 10 May 2012

Time: 5.00 p.m.

Venue: H204, UCD Humanities Institute Seminar Room

Lorenz Welker holds doctoral degrees in musicology and medicine, and practises as a psychotherapist in addition to his teaching and research as a musicologist. Professor Welker is renowned as a scholar of fourteenth- and fifteenth-century music in Europe and has published widely on Italian, French and German instrumental and vocal music of the Middle Ages and early Renaissance. His publications include monumental facsimile editions of late medieval music (notably the St Emmeram Codex in 2006 with Ian Rumbold, Peter Wright and Martin Staehlin) and monographs, repertory studies and essays in the cultural history and reception of late medieval music in Europe. Professor Welker is a recipient of the Dent Medal for musicology from the Royal Musical Association and director of Munich University’s department of studies for senior citizens. Much of his recent research explores the relationship between music and the cognitive sciences.