Atkinson awarded Haskins Medal by Medieval Academy of America

March 24, 2015
Charles Atkinson

We congratulate Charles Atkinson, Distinguished University Professor and Arts and Humanities Distinguished Professor of Music, who was awarded the prestigious Charles Homer Haskins Medal for his book, The Critical Nexus: Tone-system, Mode, and Notation in Early Medieval Music (Oxford University Press, 2009). Atkinson charts the transition from ancient Greek music theory to the early medieval tonal, modal and notational systems. He is a musicologist specializing in the music and music theory of the Middle Ages and Renaissance.

The Haskins Medal is awarded annually by the Medieval Academy of America for a distinguished book, published within the last five years, in the field of medieval studies. First presented in 1940, the award honors Charles Homer Haskins, the noted medieval historian, who was a founder of the Medieval Academy and its second president.

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