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Mariana Ramos de Lima

Mariana Ramos de Lima

PhD Student


Biography:

Mariana Ramos de Lima (born in 1994, Lisbon) completed her master in Musicology (Historical Musicology) provided by the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, after having obtained her B.A. in Musicology in FCSH / NOVA, in 2015. Her dissertation aimed to study the miracles dedicated to Santa Maria de Terena in the Cantigas de Santa Maria and to approach this theme in a musical, historical and political context. She had several  research scholarships in the area of the Cantigas de Santa Maria at the Centre for the Study of the Sociology and Aesthetics of Music (CESEM), working under the supervision of Professor Manuel Pedro Ferreira. 

Currently, Mariana is doing her PhD in Music at the University of Cambridge, working under the supervision of Professor Susan Rankin. She has a PhD studentship from the Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT). Her research concentrates on the development of an Iberian cult of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Late Middle Ages. Her main focus is the palaeographic, musical and liturgical study of the Western Iberian Offices for the main Blessed Virgin Mary feasts.

Research Interests

Cantigas de Santa Maria, critic of sources (16th and 17th centuries), Galician–Portuguese lyrics, Marian worship musical repertoire, musical palaeography (11th–16th centuries), palaeography and diplomatic (13th–18th centuries), religious music, studies in early music (11th–17th centuries).

Key Publications

  • Santa Maria de Terena in the Cantigas de Santa Maria: Historical, Political and Musical Aspects, due to be published in 2020.
  • Review of Martin Cunningham’s book Sixteen Cantigas de Santa Maria with Dotted Rhythm, Revista Portuguesa de Musicologia, due to be published in 2019.
  • Simsdieval: The Hybrid Construction of the Medieval Era in a Videogame’, in Log In, Live On: Music and Cyberculture in the Era of the Internet of Things[1], edited by Paula Gomes Ribeiro, Joana Freitas, Júlia Durand and André Malhado (Lisbon, CESEM – SociMus – Cysmus), due to be published in 2019.
  • ‘The Conception of a Musical Imagery in Flores de Musica by Manuel Rodrigues Coelho: The Woodcut of Saint Cecilia’, in Musical Iconography: Organology, Constructors and Musical Practices in Dialogue,[2] edited by Nucleus of Musical Iconography (Lisbon, CESEM, 2018), pp.187–201.
  • ‘Toledo MS’, in the collection The Notation of the Cantigas de Santa Maria: Diplomatic Edition, edited by Manuel Pedro Ferreira (Lisbon, CESEM, 2017), 198 pp. (member of the editorial team).
  • ‘Códice de los Músicos’ in the collection The Notation of the Cantigas de Santa Maria: Diplomatic Edition, edited by Manuel Pedro Ferreira (Lisbon, CESEM, 2017), 498 pp. (member of the editorial team).
  • ‘Códice Rico’ in the collection The Notation of the Cantigas de Santa Maria: Diplomatic Edition, edited by Manuel Pedro Ferreira (Lisbon, CESEM, 2017), 306 pp. (member of the editorial team).
  • ‘Appendix V – Musical Versions’, in Cantigas Medievais Galego-Portuguesas: Full Profane Corpus,[3] edited by Graça Videira Lopes (Lisbon, National Library of Portugal, 2016), pp. 597–611) (member of the editorial team).


[1] Original title: ‘Simsdieval: A construção híbrida do período medieval num videojogo’ in Log In, Live On: Música e cibercultura na era da Internet of Things.

[2] Original title: ‘A conceção de um imaginário musical em Flores de Musica de Manuel Rodrigues Coelho: A xilogravura de Santa Cecília’, in Iconografia Musical: Organologia, Construtores e Prática Musical em Diálogo.

[3] Original title: ‘Apêndice V – Versões Musicais’, in Cantigas Medievais Galego-Portuguesas: Corpus integral profano.