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Jason Stoessel

Dr Jason Stoessel is a Senior Lecturer in Music at the University of New England (UNE) and and deputy leader of the UNE node of the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions. From 2014–2017 he was an Associate Investigator and is presently an honorary investigator with the Centre. His history of emotions research examines: the emotional community of humanists and musicians in early fifteenth-century Padua centred on the composer Johannes Ciconia (c.1370­–1412); music and emotions in the enclosed community of the sixteenth- and seventeenth-century women's Cistercian monastery, San Donato in Polverosa, Florence; and music and emotions in Jesuit writings from early seventeenth-century Rome. Jason is one of Australia's leading music historians whose research is highly regarded internationally. From 2015 to early 2018, he held with Denis Collins an Australian Research Council Discovery Project examining "Canonic Techniques and Musical Change, c.1330­–c.1530." A subsequent ARC Discovery Project from 2018 to 2021 (also with Denis Collins) examines "The Art and Science of Canon in Early Seventeenth-Century Rome." His research appears in numerous leading international academic journals and collections of essays, and he has provided musicological and artistic advice to many performers of medieval and early modern music. He has been invited to speak on his research by some of the world's leading institutions, including City University of New York, Fondazione Ezio Franceschini (Florence), University of Basel (Schola Cantorum Basiliensis), University of Belgrade, University of Bologna (Ravenna), University of Oxford, University of Tübingen, Utrecht University, Yale University, and Australia's major universities. He blogs about his research at

University of New England website


The Emotional Community of Early Humanists at Padua: Rhetoric and Music