Adjunct Professor

LMS (Licence post-doctorale en études médiévales), Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies (Toronto)
Post-doctorate, Institut de Recherche et d’Histoire des Textes (CNRS, Paris)
PhD in Musicology, Université de Montréal

Pascale Duhamel


Musicologist and medievalist, Pascale Duhamel holds a Ph.D. from the Université de Montréal, a postdoctorate from the Institut de Recherches et d'Histoire des Textes (Paris) and a postdoctoral licence from the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies (Toronto). Her graduate studies include studies and research at the Centre d’Études Supérieures de Civilisation Médiévale (Poitiers), at the École Pratique des Hautes Études (Section des sciences historiques et philologiques, Paris), and at the Centre de Musique Médiévale de Paris. She has taught at the Université de Champagne-Ardenne (France), and at St. Michael's College in the University of Toronto, has been Visiting Scholar at the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, and guest lectured in Europe, the United States as well as in Canada. Pascale also 
founded the Ensemble Scholastica and was its musical director from 2008 to 2011. 

She won recently the Fulbright Canada Research Chair at University Vanderbilt 2019-20, during which she will conduct research on composership before music printing (12th-15th centuries).


Research Description

My research is characterized by a strong interdisciplinary approach and systematically considers how music is rooted in its cultural, intellectual, and historical contexts. Therefore, I do not only work on issues in history of medieval and early music, but I focus on various topics in the history of culture, and of music as culture.


Taught Courses

  • MUS2731 – Formes et styles I : Moyen Âge et Renaissance
  • MUS2731 – Formes et styles II : Époque baroque et début du classicisme
  • MUS1702 – Écoute active de la musique II
  • MUS4924 – Projet de recherche I
  • MUS4024 – Projet de recherche II
  • MDV2500 – Initiation à la civilisation médiévale et de la Renaissance
  • MDV 4500 – Séminaire en études médiévales et de la renaissance

Fields of Interest

  • Musicologie
  • Études médiévales et de la Renaissance
  • Histoire culturelle de la musique
  • Musique sacrée
  • Arts; littérature et société
  • Patrimoine artistique et culturel
  • Histoire culturelle
  • Histoire des mentalités
  • Histoire du livre
  • Histoire des sciences
  • Études interdisciplinaires (arts et histoire)
  • Interprétation du plain-chant médiéval
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