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Università degli Studi di Urbino "Carlo Bo"
Dipartimento di Scienze della Comunicazione e Discipline Umanistiche (DiSCUm)
Scuola Estiva di Metrica e Ritmica Greca
MOISA-International Society for the Study of Greek and Roman Music and its Cultural Heritage

;Between Lyra and Aulos, Musical Traditions and Poetic Genres; is a multi-disciplinary international
conference to be hosted by the University of Urbino ;Carlo Bo, Department of Sciences of
Communication and Humanities (DiSCUm), Summer school in Greek Metrics and Rhythmics, on 5-6
September 2014.

Calls for individual papers (duration 20 mins) are now invited. A title and abstract of 300-400 words
should be provided by 31st January 2014. The languages of the conference are Italian and English.
Proposals are welcome from researchers in Ancient Greek Literature, Latin Literature, Classical
Philology, History of Ancient Music, History of Ancient Art, Archaeology and Iconography of Ancient
Instruments, Anthropology of Ancient World.

The meeting will focus on the relationship between the poetic genres of Archaic, Classical and
Hellenistic Greece and the instrumental accompaniments traditionally associated with them. In
particular, the idea would be, on the one hand, to re-read the poetic genres and their history in the
light of the more technical aspects of practice and instrumental performance and, on the other hand,
to reconsider more carefully the performance and instrumental practice in closer relationship to the
genera and poetic forms that are inextricably linked to it. Possible lines of research could be, among

1. Literary Genres and Instrumental Accompaniment: Ethos of a Given Instrumental Accompaniment
in Relation to Different Literary Genres; Literary Genres between Lyra and Aulos: Dominance of Lyra
over Aulos (and vice versa) in the History of Literary Genres, and Its Meaning; Literary Genres
accompanied by both Lyra and Aulos

2. Instrumental Music within the Classification of Literary Genres

3. Iconography and Archaeological Evidence

4. Evidence from Ancient Sources: Technical and Scholarly Writings, Historiography and Literature

5. Lyra and Aulos in Poetic Imagery

Please send proposals and queries by email to: liana.lomiento AT

Deadline: 31 january 2014

Scientific Committee

Andrew Barker (University of Birmingham)
Antonietta Gostoli (Università di Perugia)
Pauline LeVen (Yale University)
Liana Lomiento (Università di Urbino)
Angelo Meriani (Università di Salerno)
Eleonora Rocconi (Università di Pavia-Cremona)

Deadline for confirmation of acceptance by the scientific committee: March 31, 2014

Deadline for final confirmation of participation at the Meeting: May 31, 2014

The organization will not be able to cover speakers’ meals and accommodation in full. More
information on this aspect will be communicated as soon as possible.

If you are interested in participation but are not a MOISA member, you can join the Society at

where more detailed information on the conference will be available soon.

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