Studia Stemmatologica

A Series of International Workshops on Stemmatology

Organizers: T. Heikkilä, P. Myllymäki & T. Roos

Supported by the Finnish Cultural Foundation 


   Fourth Workshop, March 22–25, 2011   

Cambridge, UK

The fourth workshop takes place in Cambridge, UK, March 22–25, 2011.

Practical Information


Rooms are reserved for the invitees at Downing College, Regent Street, Cambridge CB2 1DQ, UK. In

Workshop Venue

The workshop will take place at New Combination Room (NCR) at Corpus Christi College, King's Parade.


Please click here for a list of relevant papers by the participants of Studia Stemmatologica. Please feel free to submit bibliographic references to your own papers to Teemu Roos.

Workshop Programme

Tuesday 22 March

14.00 onwards: Arriving at Downing College

18.45 Pre-Dinner drinks
Bacon/Marlowe Room

19.30 Dinner
Parker Room, Corpus Christi College

Wednesday 23 March, Music, Ballads and Dance

9.30-11.00 Session 1, Chair Chris Howe
  • Intoduction and Welcome - Tuomas Heikkila and Chris Howe
  • Barbara Bordalejo: Willing to Change, Needing to Change: the Textual History of a Modern Song.
  • Wendy Phillips-Rodriguez: A Stemmatological Approach to Indian Classical Dancing.See abstract.
11.00-11.30 Coffee Break

11.30-13.00 Session 2, chair Marina Buzzoni
  • Giles Bergel: The Wandering Jew's Chronicle: Genealogies of an English Printed Ballad.
  • Jamie Tehrani: Putting the 'Folk' into Folk Traditions. See abstract.
  • Sam Barrett: Applicability of Stemmata within the Early Medieval Song Tradition.
13.00-14.00 Lunch
Corpus Christi, Parker Room

14.00-15.30 Session 3, chair Michael Stolz
  • Terence Charlston: Seen but not heard? Music Notation and Performance Interpretation. See abstract.
  • Heather Windram: Extending Phylogenetic Analysis to Music Traditions in a Context of Historically Informed Performance. See abstract.
  • Discussion Session: The application/applicability of stemmatology and phylogenetics to non-textual traditions, including oral traditions, music and dance.
15.30-17.00 Tour of Parker Library

19.00 for 19.30 Dinner
Christ's College Main Hall

Thursday 24 March, Texts and Methods

9.30-11.00 Session 4, chair Philipp Roelli
  • Caroline Macé/Tara Andrews: The 'common errors method' and stemmatology - a reassessment.
  • Gerd Haverling - The Ten Books on History by Gregory of Tours: an analysis of the manuscript tradition.
  • Tuomas Heikkilä/Teemu Roos: Stemmatology of Medieval Calendars.
11.00-11.30 Coffee Break

11.30-13.00 Session 5, chair Hendrik Blockeel
  • Jean-Babtiste Guillaumin: How can bioinformatics algorithms help edit an ancient author? The example of Martianus Capella. See abstract.
  • Marko Halonen: Studying a bishops' chronicle.
  • John Rink: Chopin Online: From Archive to 'Dynamic Edition'.
13.00-14.30 Lunch
Corpus Christi, Parker Room

14.30–16.00 Session 6, chair Petri Myllymäki
  • Thomas Bein: From medieval manuscripts to modern digital text editing: Walther von der Vogelweide as a case study. See abstract.
  • Steven Schwager: a comparison of quantitative methods for stemmatology.
  • Daniel Apollon: Known phylogenies, known sources - known sources, unknown phylogenies. See abstract.
17.15-18.00 Refreshments, Trinity Hall

18.00-19.00 Concert at Trinity Hall Music Room

19.30 for 20.00 Dinner at St. Catherine's College, SCR

Friday 25 March

By 9.30 Check-out from Downing College

9.30-10.30 Session 7, chair Tuomas Heikkilä/Teemu Roos
  • Peter Robinson: How we can use a stemma and how we cannot.
  • Odd Einar Haugen: Manuscript and text traditions revisited.
  • 10.30–11.00 Coffee available and Tuomas Heikkilä/Teemu Roos/Petri Myllymäki: Plans for Rome.
11.00–13.00 Visit to 'Great and Manifold Blessings: the Making of the King James Bible' Exhibition at UL

13.00 Farewell Lunch at Christ's College, OCR


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