February 10, 2021


Every summer from July 2004 to July 2011, the Music Department at the Ionian University in Corfu (Greece) held a week-long Seminar on Ancient Greek and Roman Music, which was attended by students and scholars from several European, American and Asiatic countries (http://conferences.ionio.gr/sagrm/2011/en/home). The programme comprised morning sessions – led by Prof. Andrew Barker (Birmingham), Prof. Egert Pöhlmann (Erlangen) and Prof. Eleonora Rocconi (Pavia) – devoted to the study of the particular text or topic chosen for that year, such as ps-Plutarch De musica, ps-Aristotle Musical Problems, Music in Comedy, Music in Plato’s Laws and in Aristotle’s Politics. In addition, the programme comprises a series of evening lectures which provide an overview of the current research developments in the field.
Since 2014 the Seminars, following the customary format, are held in Riva del Garda, in the North of Italy, thanks to a collaboration between MOISA and the ARION society (https://www.facebook.com/arionsociety).
In 2019 the Seminars moved to Bressanone/Brixen (Italy) with the commitment of Padua University and of its Department of Cultural Heritage. It focused on Music in Pausanias’ Guide to Greece, looking especially the traces of ancient music in the ten books concerning the musical regions and oral tradition.
In 2021 the Seminar was online (Zoom platform), and focused on Music in Vitruvius’ De architectura. It was organized by Padua University, the Department of Cultural Heritage, and it took place from 2 to 9 July 2021.