Lexicon Musicum Latinum Medii Aevi (LmL)

Inventory of Latin Music Terminology from the Middle Ages to the End of the 15th Century

Zweistimmiges Quart-Organum aus der "Musica enchiriadis" (Bamberg, Staatsbibliothek, Msc. Var. 1, fol. 57r; 9. Jh.; WikiCommons

Project Management: Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften

Project Participants: Universität Trier - Trier Center for Digital Humanities (TCDH)

Sponsors: Union der deutschen Akademien der Wissenschaften

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Contact person (TCDH): Dr Thomas Burch

Research Area: Software Systems and Research Infrastructure, Digital Edition and Lexicography

Keywords: Retro Digitization, Manuscripts, Academy Project, TUSTEP, Printed Edition


Website of the Project: Lexicon musicum Latinum medii aevi (LmL)

The Lexicon musicum Latinum medii aevi (LmL) is one of the first projects of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences to use digital technologies from the start - the LmL is considered to be an early representative of today's digital humanities. It served as a comprehensive inventory of the Latin-speaking music terminology of the Middle Ages. The research began in 1960 and was successfully completed in 2016. The Lexicon musicum Latinum medii aevi (LmL) is now available in printed and digital form.

However, direct access to the music of the Middle Ages is denied and the tradition is broken off. In order to gain a new approach, only two types of sources are available, the sheet music and neumen manuscripts on the one hand and music theory manuscripts on the other.

In order to make the collected research material easily accessible, the editorial team set up an Internet homepage from 1996 onwards, which was gradually expanded. The Trier Center for Digital Humanities at the University of Trier was responsible for creating the LmL Online, i.e. the digital version of the printed work.

Related projects: The Dictionary Network