Dr Sean Curran has joined the Faculty of Music from July 2014 as a Junior Research Fellow at Trinity College, having completed his PhD at the University of California, Berkeley in 2013. His dissertation was on the “La Clayette” manuscript (Paris, BnF, n.a.f. 13521), and the evidence it affords for the vernacular circulation and devotional use of the thirteenth-century motet. He has research interests in the codicology and palaeography of music manuscripts; in the musical analysis and literary criticism of early song; and in new approaches to the historical study of music cognition and affect. At Cambridge, Sean will be writing a book entitled Voices from the Archive: Old Music and the Motet around 1300 CE, which examines changing medieval conceptions of the history of polyphonic song.