Renaissance Art and Music

: the space between

About Us

Harriette Peel is in the third year of her PhD at The Courtauld Institute of Art. Her work is on the depiction of children in late medieval southern Netherlandish art, c.1350-1530, with a particular interest in the visual, theological and cultural relationship between children, angels and music. She is supervised by Professor Susie Nash. Harriette has a Modern History degree from Oxford University, and an MA in Northern Renaissance Art from the Courtauld Institute of Art, and is grade 8 in the cello and piano.

Matthew Laube is a musicologist and cultural historian currently finishing his PhD in music at Royal Holloway. He has studied German, music performance and musicology in the US, Germany and the UK. In 2011 he worked at the British Library as a research assistant for the JISC-funded digitisation project Early Music Online, and research for his PhD thesis, ‘Music and confession in Heidelberg, 1556-1618′, has been funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Matthew is an aspiring runner and a keen baker–the latter of which motivates the former.

Katherine Bank is a second-year doctoral student at Royal Holloway, focusing on musical-textual relationships, musical intellectual history, and influences of the New World in early-seventeenth century English secular vocal music. She has a degree in History and Music from Bowdoin College, an MA in Teaching (music education) from the University of Southern California, and an Mmus from King’s College London in Musicology. Katie is an avid choral singer, social media enthusiast, and can colour within the lines.

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