The two-day workshop ‘Philosophy of Music – Perspectives on Antiquity’ will take place from 11-12 July 2019 at Durham University (The Castle, Senate Suite). It brings together scholars specialising in ancient music with experts in (the history of) the philosophy of music. The aim is to create a platform for discussing how philosophers from the Early Modern period until the 21st century took their inspiration from, and in this process constructed and created their own ideas of, ancient Greek music and central concepts in ancient musical thought.
The programme of the workshop is available below.
A limited number of graduate bursaries is available to enable graduate students to attend this workshop, covering travel, accommodation and subsistence. If you are a graduate student interested in attending, please send an email with a CV and a brief motivation and explanation of your interest (about half a page) to email@example.com by May 25th. Award of a graduate bursary will be confirmed before the end of May.
The workshop is made possible through the generous support of the British Society of Aesthetics, The British Society for the History of Philosophy, Durham University and DCAMP – the Durham Centre for Ancient and Medieval Philosophy.
Attendance of the workshop is free, and there are no registration fees. If you wish to attend, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 26th.
Philosophy of Music – Perspectives on Antiquity programme
Thursday 11th July
Workshop welcome, Myrthe Bartels & Andy Hamilton ANTIQUITY | Chair: Andy Hamilton (Durham University)
Tosca Lynch (University of Oxford)
‘The most beautiful harmony arises from conflicting elements’: Harmonia and the ‘Soul of the Whole’ in Plato’s Timaeus
David Creese (Newcastle University)
Ptolemy on well-crafted modulation and musical beauty
THEORIES OF MUSIC | Chair: tbc
Andy Hamilton (Durham University)
The Acousmatic in Pythagoras, Pierre Schaeffer and Scruton
JamesO.Young(UniversityofVictoria) Is the Ethos Theory of Music Right?
Reception, Senate Suite, Castle Dinner (Zen)
11-12 12-12.15 pm
Friday 12th July
RENAISSANCE | Chair: Hector Sequera-Mora (Durham University)
Jacomien Prins (Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia)
Marin Mersenne on ‘Music as a Superior Language in which Spiritual Conceptions can be Expressed’
Sinem Derya Kiliç (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) tbc
NIETZSCHE | Chair: tbc
Babette Babich (Fordham University)
Nietzsche and the ‘Pure Musicality’ of the Dionysian: Archilochian Rhythms
MODERN | Chair: Myrthe Bartels (Durham University)
Max Paddison (Durham University)
Mimēsis in Aristotle’s Poetics and its reception in Adorno and Ricoeur
th th 11 -12
July 2019 · Durham Uni