Course Director, MA Ritual Chant and Song
Irish World Academy of Music and Dance,
University of Limerick
Eleanor joined the Irish World Academy in 2016 as the Course Director of the MA in Ritual Chant and Song. Her research interests are in the areas medieval music and sources studies, in particular notation, music book production, and the liturgy of the Dominican Order. Before joining the Irish World Academy, Eleanor held the Lord Crewe Junior Research Fellowship in Music at Lincoln College, Oxford, from 2014-2016.
Eleanor gained a Ph.D. (2013) and M.Phil. (2010) from the University of Cambridge, and a B.Mus. from Newcastle University (2009). Her Ph.D. thesis sought to examine the role of the music notator within the process of producing manuscripts: who would have copied the music, how the copying of music was organised, and how music notators interacted with other trades involved in book production, such as text scribes. She explored these questions through a study of liturgical manuscripts made for the Dominican convent of St-Jacques in Paris in the thirteenth century.
Eleanor’s latest chapter is now available on open access: https://ulir.ul.ie/handle/10344/5305 Eleanor Giraud, ‘The Dominican Scriptorium at St-Jacques, and its production of liturgical exemplars’, in Andreas Nievergelt et al. (eds.), Scriptorium: Wesen, Funktion, Eigenheiten (Munich: Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften, 2015), 247-258.
For further details of Eleanor’s research, teaching and publications, see her profile on ULRIS.
For more details about the MA in Ritual Chant and Song, see http://www.irishworldacademy.ie/postgraduate-programmes/ma-ritual-chant-song/