Robertson to Deliver Nuveen Lecture, April 28
ANNE WALTERS ROBERTSON, the Claire Dux Swift Distinguished Service Professor of Music and the Humanities in the College, and President of the American Musicological Society, has been selected to deliver the 2010 John Nuveen Lecture.
Robertson's current research focuses on the relationship between sacred music of the late Middle Ages and affective theology. She writes on subjects ranging from the plainchant of the early church to the Latin and vernacular polyphony of the late middle ages. Throughout her career, she has been involved in the work of the broader University and the professional organizations, serving as Deputy Provost for Research and Education (2001-4) and Chair of the Music Department (1992-98, Winter 2008) at Chicago, and as Co-Chair of the OPUS Campaign of the American Musicological Society (2005-9). Robertson is the first scholar to win all three awards of the Medieval Academy of America. She has received grants and fellowships from the George A. and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the American Philosophical Society, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Fulbright Program, and many more. Robertson became a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2008. She is currently President of the American Musicological Society.
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Robertson will deliver the Nuveen Lecture -- "Music for the Mass and the New Christology of Fifteenth-Century Europe" -- on Thursday, April 28, at 4:00 p.m. in Swift Lecture Hall (1025 East 58th Street). This event is free and open to the public. For more information, or special needs assistance, please contact Terren Ilana Wein at firstname.lastname@example.org or 773-702-8230.