Dr Christian Goursaud

BMus (Hons), MMus, PGCert, PhD, AFHEA  

Christian has wide-ranging interests as a musicologist and historian, specialising in late-medieval and renaissance
music and manuscript studies. He is currently a part-time (0.5 FTE) Research Fellow at Birmingham Conservatoire (2015/2016), working as co-editor, contributor, and co-contributor to a multi-authored book on Johannes Tinctoris
that will be published by Brepols in 2017 in the Epitome musical series. He is also working on the production of an online edition of his PhD thesis, ‘The Neapolitan Presentation Manuscripts of Tinctoris’s Music Theory: Valencia 835 and Bologna 2573’, which he completed in 2015 at Birmingham Conservatoire. His doctoral studies were supported
by the AHRC-funded research project 'The Complete Theoretical Works of Johannes Tinctoris: A New Digital Edition', and were supervised by Professor Ronald Woodley and Dr Jeffrey Dean. He holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Research Practice (PGCert) from Birmingham City University, an MMus with distinction in Historical Musicology
and a first-class BMus from King's College London. He received specialist training in palaeography, codicology,
and diplomatic within the Centre for Medieval & Renaissance Studies at University College London,
under Professor David D'Avray and Dr Marigold Norbye.

In October 2014, Christian co-organised the conference 'Johannes Tinctoris and Music Theory in the
Late Middle Ages and Early Renaissance', as a collaboration between Birmingham Conservatoire and the
Institute of Musical Research, which took place in the Chancellor’s Hall, Senate House, University of London.

Conference Papers

‘Scribal Process in the Presentation Manuscripts of Tinctoris's Music Theory’
Medieval and Renaissance Music Conference, Sheffield, 2016

‘Visual Decoration in the Presentation Manuscript Sources of Tinctoris’s Theoretical Works’:
Medieval and Renaissance Music Conference, Brussels, 2015

‘Scripts and Scribes of the Neapolitan Sources of Johannes Tinctoris’s Theoretical Works’: Johannes Tinctoris and Music Theory in the Late Middle Ages and Early Renaissance, London, 2014

‘Johannes Tinctoris and the Order of the Ermine’: Medieval and Renaissance Music Conference, Certaldo, 2013

Conference Attendances

Medieval and Renaissance Music Conference, Sheffield, 2016
Digital Polyphony, CESR Tours, 2016
Medieval and Renaissance Music Conference, Brussels, 2015
Medieval and Renaissance Music Conference, Birmingham, 2014
PMMS 125th Anniversary AGM and Study Day in collaboration with the York Early Music Festival, 2013
Medieval and Renaissance Music Conference, Certaldo, 2013
The Production and Reading of Music Sources, Warburg Institute, 2013
Medieval Rhetoric and Politics, Warburg Institute, 2013
Medieval and Renaissance Music Conference, Nottingham, 2012

Professional Memberships

Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA)
Member of the Plainsong and Medieval Music Society
Student Representative to the Plainsong and Medieval Music Society (2014–2015)
National Student Representative to the Institute of Musical Research (2012–2014)

Training

Preparing Postgraduate Researchers to Teach in Higher Education (SEDA-accredited), Birmingham City University, 2016
Resources and Techniques for the Study of Renaissance and Early Modern Culture, Warburg Institute, 2014

Lectures

'Music in Vienna, c.17501909': Victoria & Albert Museum, 2012.

Voicing the City’s Praise: the Christian Musical Tradition in London’s Life’, part
of the undergraduate module Salvation and the City in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies
at King’s College London, 2012.


Telephone: 07796 033585
Email: enquiries@christiangoursaud.co.uk

 

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