Conference Papers and Seminars

Palmer, R. Barton: ‘Machaut as Historian: The Strange Case of Philippe de Mezieres’, 47th International Congress on Medieval Studies, at Western Michigan University (12th May 2012).

Rose-Steel, Tamsyn: ‘Guillaume de Machaut and Long-Distance Digital Dating.’ Saint Louis University. Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies. Paper as part of panel ‘Illuminating the Margins’ at the Second Annual Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies. (18th June 2014). 

‘Machaut’s Motets and Lyrics, and the Debate Tradition.’ University of Western Michigan. Paper as part of panel ‘Machaut’s Motets: Music, Text, Image’ at the 49th Kalamazoo International Medieval Congress. (10th May 2014).

‘“Don’t even think about it” – Machaut and the ‘Sans Penser’ Motif.’ University of Exeter. Paper as part of conference ‘Guillaume de Machaut: Music, Image, Text in the Middle Ages.’ (29th April 2013).

‘Guillaume de Machaut: Medieval Music and Poetry in the Digital Age.’ Union League of Philadelphia. Presentation for EBSCO to library directors attending the ALA Midwinter conference. (26th January 2014). 

‘Machaut’s Motets and Lyrics, and the Debate Tradition’, presented to the Exeter Medieval Seminar, at the University of Exeter (29th February 2012).

Plumley, Yolanda and Uri Smilansky: ‘Early Owners of Machaut Manuscripts, or Sex, Drugs and Elite Music in the Late 14th Century’, Annual Medieval-Renaissance Music Conference, Nottingham University (10th July 2012).

Stone, Anne: Graduate Seminar at the Graduate Centre New York, on ‘The Multi-Media Machaut’ (Autumn of 2012).


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The Complete Poetry and Music of Guillaume de Machaut Volume 1 is out now!!!!

Volume 1: The Debate Poems is now available in print.

You can also enjoy the entire volume online via the Middle English Texts Website.

Edited and translated by R. Barton Palmer, with art historical commentary by Domenic Leo, and musical commentary by Uri Smilansky, the volume contains  Le Jugement dou Roy de Behaigne, Le Jugement dou Roy de Navarre, and Le Lay de Plour.




The Ferrell-Vogüé Machaut Manuscript

Full colour facsimile with introductory study by Lawrence Earp, Domenic Leo and Carla Shapreau. Preface by Christopher de Hamel

"It is a vast manuscript of royal luxury, 390 leaves of parchment, 314 mm. by 220 mm., illustrated with 118 enchanting miniatures by a workshop of court illuminators led by the Master of the Bible of Jean de Sy.They include pictures of gothic chivalry and romance, with mythology and natural history. Music is included on 235 pages of the manuscript, with almost the entire corpus of the ballades, lais and motets of Machaut, as well as his great polyphonic setting of the Mass, the four-part Messe de Nostre-Dame.The manuscript has never before been photographed in its entirety or reproduced in colour."

"Vol. 1 introductory study (225 pages colour/mono), vol. 2 facsimile (789 full colour pages) on 150gsm matt art paper. Full size reproduction, hard bound in buckram, presented in hard slipcover."

Available now from DIAMM Publications.

The Art of Grafted Song: Citation and Allusion in the Age of Machaut by Yolanda Plumley

Available now from Oxford University Press

"Presents the first detailed exploration of citational practices in the song-writing tradition of fourteenth-century France. The first monograph-length study on the Ars nova chanson with new evidence about the emergence of the new polyphonic chanson. Provides new evidence about the circle of poets and composers who engaged with Machaut and created a new style of poetry and song. Explores little studied collections of lyrics and songs of the period and provides fresh insights and perspectives on Machaut's works."