French-American Bridge for Medieval Musical Iconography

Project Members at Columbia


Susan Boynton (Project leader) is Professor of Music (Historical Musicology) at Columbia University. She is the author of Shaping a Monastic Identity: Liturgy and History at the Imperial Abbey of Farfa, 1000-1125 (Cornell, 2006), and Silent Music: Medieval Song and the Construction of History in Eighteenth-Century Spain (Oxford, 2011). She has coedited volumes on the abbey of Cluny, on music and childhood, and (with Diane J. Reilly) The Practice of the Bible in the Middle Ages (2011) and Resounding Images: Medieval Intersections of Art, Music, and Sound (Brepols, 2015). Most recently, she published “The Visual Representation of Music and Sound,” in The Routledge Companion to Medieval Iconography (2016), ed. Colum Hourihane. Boynton and Diane J. Reilly are the coeditors of Gesta

Lindsay Cook completed her Ph.D. in the Department of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University in 2018 with a  dissertation on the role of the cathedral chapter of Notre-Dame of Paris in the construction of parish churches in the Paris region. She is currently Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History at Vassar College. Lindsay earned her M.A. (2013) and M.Phil. (2014) from Columbia and her B.A. in Art History and French from Vassar College (2010). Before entering the Ph.D. program in 2011, Lindsay served as a panorama photographer for Mapping Gothic France. She contributed to the Rare Book and Manuscript Library exhibition of medieval Bibles Writing the Word, the digital humanities project Chant Manuscripts, and the print catalogue for The Architect’s Library, an exhibition of notable architectural books from the collection at Vassar.


Alex Gil is the Digital Scholarship Coordinator for the Humanities at Columbia University. He serves as a collaborator with faculty, students and the library leveraging advanced technology in humanities research, pedagogy and scholarly communications. Current projects include Ed, a digital platform for minimal editions of literary texts; the Open Syllabus Project; the Translation Toolkit; and, In The Same Boats, a visualization of trans-Atlantic intersections of black intellectuals in the 20th century. He is founder and vice chair of the Global Outlook::Digital Humanities initiative and the co-founder and co-director of the Group for Experimental Methods in the Humanities and the Studio@Butler at Columbia University. Alex created and oversees the Columbia University Digital Humanities portal.

The 2016-17 cohort of Columbia University graduate students participating in the FAB-Musiconis project is listed here. All participants for 2017-18 are listed here and those for 2018-19 are listed here.


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