8/5 - The European Music Archaeology Project (EMAP) under the direction of Stefano Di Angeli, and Peter Holmes, will present a 3 day event on ancient brass instrument in Viterbo, Italy on November 11-13, 2015. The HBS will present a lecture session on November 13th and will include Jeff Nussbaum, session chair, Cabriele Cassone, Keith Polk, Chris Hasselbring, Kirsty Montgomery, Jeremy Montagu, and Annemies Tamboer.
EMAP commissioned a number of instrument makers to copy ancient brass instruments that will be demonstrated at this event. They will include; the Tintignac Carnyx, Loughnashade Iron-age horn, Etruscan Cornua and Litui from the Tomba dei Riliervi in Cerveteri, Italy, Roman cornua from Pompeii, Roman Tubae from iconography on Trajan's column, Tutankhamun's silver and copper trumpets, Boston Salpinx, Drumbest horns from Northern Ireland, Tattershall ferry Carnyx, Pian di Civita Etruscan lituus, Etruscan and Greek salpingi, Gullakra lur, Huseby lurs.
The conference website is http://www.emaproject.eu/events/conferences.html#brassinstruments. For further information on the HBS papers involved (abstracts, etc.) click here.