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Elsa De Luca
Elsa De Luca
CESEM-FCSH Universidade Nova de Lisboa
I am an early music palaeographer with a broad interest in musical manuscripts (notation, liturgy, and materiality). I hold a PhD in Historical Musicology (Università del Salento, 2011) and a Piano Diploma (2002). I currently hold the position of Postdoctoral Research Fellow at CESEM (NOVA University of Lisbon), where I am pursuing research into early Iberian notation. As part of this role, I am Development Coordinator of the Portuguese Early Music Database and I am co-director of the new book series MUSAM by Brepols. This appointment follows two previous postdoctoral fellowships at the same centre (05/2011-04/2013) and at the University of Bristol (05/2013-08/2016).
As a palaeographer of Old Hispanic chant, I have contributed significant knowledge to the field, through my breakthrough discoveries on cryptography and notation. These discoveries advanced scholarship and led to publications in major journals (Early Music History and Journal of Medieval Iberian Studies).
In the Digital Humanities my most important contribution has been the co-founding of Cantus Index, a research tool that integrates 11 international chant databases and permits searches of the chant for the mass and office by text or melody. I have collaborated in several research projects in Italy, France, Portugal, UK and Canada.
Further info and CV available at https://sites.google.com/fcsh.unl.pt/elsadeluca/