Jane Hatter is a cultural musicologist who received her PhD from the Schulich School of Music at McGill University in Montréal in February 2015. Her research into the cultural and social contexts for music in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries is motivated by a desire to reveal the hidden networks that generated and promoted musical knowledge in order to situate music within the broader humanities disciplines and to better understand modern cultural values. Jane’s dissertation is on music about music and associations between musicians in the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries. She has published on musical time in paintings and also on intersections between popular devotions and ecclesiastical liturgy in motets that include or quote the Ave Maria prayer. Her latest research project investigates how the persistence and conversion of music for women’s churching ceremonies in both Catholic and Protestant contexts can illuminate a site of ritual and social negotiation that was central to the lives of early modern women and men.
Jane is currently the Project Manager for the Single Interface for Music Score Searching and Analysis (SIMSSA) project, a SSHRC-funded Partnership Grant. Jane was a graduate student associate of the Making Publics: Media, Markets, and Association in Early Modern Europe, 1500-1700 from 2005 until the end of the project in 2010 and acted as a co-leader on the “Practices of Conversion: Music, Theatre, and Performance” research group in Fall 2014.