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Philippa Ovenden

Philippa Ovenden completed a Ph.D. in music history at Yale University in 2021 under the supervision of Anna Zayaruznaya with a dissertation titled “Representations of Time in Late-Medieval Music.” Her research approaches the history of music in the later Middle Ages from the perspectives of intellectual history and performance studies, with a particular focus on the visual representation of musical time in diagrams and notations. She was the 2022–2023 Jean-François Malle Fellow at Villa I Tatti, The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies and was previously a lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her work is published or forthcoming in the journals Early Music HistoryThe Journal of Musicology and Music Theory Online and edited volumes published with Bloomsbury and Brepols. At PIMS, she will develop a project that examines the enigmatic work of the fourteenth-century Italian theorist Johannes Vetulus de Anagnia to consider the reciprocity of philosophy, theology and music in his work and contemporaneous music theory and practice.

• 2023–2024, Mellon Fellow

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