Margaret Bent#


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Email:margaret.bent 'at' all-souls.ox.ac.uk
Membership Number:1638
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM
Section:MUSICOLOGY & HISTORY OF ART & ARCHITECTURE
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Present and Previous Positions

  • 1981-1992 Professor (including Chairmanship), Music Department, Princeton University
  • 1975-1981 Visiting Professor, then Full Professor and Chairman, Music Department, Brandeis University
  • 1972-1975 Lecturer and Senior Lecturer, Goldsmiths’ College, London
  • 1954-1972 Teaching for universities of London and Cambridge


Fields of Scholarship
  • English, French and Italian music of the 14th to 16th centuries
  • Music theory, counterpoint, analysis, musica ficta, text-setting, and other issues that bridge notation and performance in early music, descriptions of new sources, aspects of musical transmission, stemmatics, and manuscript studies, interfaces with literary, historical and biographical questions
  • Interdisciplinary collaborations involve aspects of words and music, rhetoric and the non-verbal arts


Honours and Awards
  • 2004 Corresponding Fellow of the Medieval Academy of America
  • 2002 Notre Dame University, Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts
  • 2002 Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London
  • 1997 Glasgow University, Honorary D. Mus
  • 1995 Member of Academia Europea
  • 1995 Fellow of the Royal Historical Society
  • 1994 Foreign Honorary Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • 1993 Fellow of the British Academy
  • 1984-6 American Musicological Society, President
  • 1983 - 84 Guggenheim Fellowship
  • 1979 Royal Musical Association, Dent medal


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