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Gioia Filocamo

Fellow, SCAS.
Professor of Poetry for Music and Musical Dramaturgy, Istituto Superiore di Studi Musicali di Terni.

Gioia Filocamo is an Italian musicologist and historian. She received a Diploma in Piano at the Conser-
vatoire of Music (1988), a Laurea in Drama, Art, and Music Studies (1994), a PhD in Music Philology
(2001), and a PhD in Modern History (2015). She has held post-doc research fellowships and scholar-
ships at the Università di Bologna, the Newberry Library in Chicago, the Herzog August Bibliothek in
Wolfenbüttel, St John’s College in Cambridge, and the Forschungsbibliothek Gotha in Erfurt.

Filocamo has published extensively on various aspects of musical life in Italy between the fifteenth and
seventeenth centuries, mainly exploring courts, confraternities, and nunneries. Her interest focuses
especially on how music interacted with social life. Her most relevant publications include Florence,
BNC, Panciatichi MS 27: Text and Context
(Brepols, 2010), a complete edition of an anthology of late
fifteenth- and early sixteenth-century music, and Uno gentile et subtile ingenio, a co-edited Festschrift
in honour of Bonnie Blackburn (Brepols, 2009). In 2001, she organised the first Medieval and Renaissance
Music Conference
ever held outside the United Kingdom, at Spoleto, starting a vibrant new international

As a Fellow at SCAS, Filocamo aims to realise a large-scale monographic book devoted to the laudistic
repertoire of the Bolognese Confraternity of Santa Maria della Morte, founded in 1336. She is particularly
interested in the social function of those over two hundred ‘laude’ (non-liturgical devotional songs) mainly
focused on death. This corpus will be explored from an interdisciplinary perspective, covering literary,
musical, historical, devotional, and theological aspects.

This information is accurate as of the academic year 2021-22.