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Elsa De Luca
Elsa De Luca
CESEM-FCSH Universidade Nova de Lisboa
I am a musicologist specialising in early chant, liturgy, and notation of medieval Iberia, and of the Saintes-Chapelles in Bari and Paris. I currently hold the position of post-doctoral researcher at the NOVA University of Lisbon where I pursue research into the notation of early Portuguese fragments and I am Development Coordinator of the 'Portuguese Early Music' database.
My research develops along two axes: plainchant and liturgical studies, and manuscript cataloguing in databases. My main achievements as a chant scholar consist of major discoveries I made in Old Hispanic chant, which advanced scholarship in musical cryptography and notation 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 the online catalogue “Cantus Index” (cantusindex.org). I have collaborated in several research projects in Italy, France, Portugal, UK, Canada. My music education started with a Piano Diploma from a Conservatoire (1993-2002).