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Based at the University of Toronto, the Nota Quadrata project is devoted to musical notation of the late Middle Ages. Our website provides an introduction to square notation as well as regular updates on our ongoing research. We welcome your comments.

News and Events

  • 21-23 September 2007 - "The Calligraphy of Medieval Music", an international symposium at the University of Toronto featuring leading scholars on medieval music and non-Western writing. To find out more, click here.

  • 12-14 April 2007 - Nota Quadrata exhibit at the Medieval Academy (University of Toronto)

  • 28 October 2005 - John Haines, "Anonymous IV as an Informant on the Craft of Writing Music", Meeting of the American Musicological Society, Washington, D.C.

  • 4 June 2005 - John Haines, "The Square in Late Medieval Life", presentation at Trinity College, University of Toronto (2:30 PM, G. Ignatieff Theatre)

  • May 2005 - Session sponsored by Nota Quadrata at the 40th International Congress on Medieval Studies (Kalamazoo, Michigan): "Nota Quadrata: New Research in Late Medieval Music Writing."

  • 5 April 2005 - Randall Rosenfeld, "Reconstructing a fifteenth-century desk: experimental archaeology and scribal culture" - University of Toronto, University College. For more information click here.

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