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Radio program about the Rimini Antiphonal on 4 May

Tune in to the one-hour program at 2.00pm on Sunday 4 May on ABC Classic FM (92.9 MHz in Sydney): Rediscovering music, text and decoration: Australia's 14th century Franciscan antiphonal from Rimini.

The State Library of New South Wales recently hosted Australia's first ever performance of the Rimini Antiphonal in the splendid acoustics of the Mitchell Vestibule. A treasure from the State Library's Rare Books collection, the Rimini Antiphonal had not been heard for centuries and was brought to life by the St Laurence Gregorian Schola directed by Dr Neil McEwan.

Image: Neri da Rimini (illuminator), Antiphonal: Common of the Saints, 1328, bound manuscript on vellum, Richardson 273, folio 3r

ABC Programme Schedule

The NEER-sponsored symposium: "Cultural Translations: Remaking the Early European Past in Australasia" will be held 2-3 November 2006, at the State Library of Victoria. Convenors are Peter Holbrook (University of Queensland) and Stephanie Trigg (University of Melbourne). All welcome. Detailed abstracts of the papers will be available on the symposium Web site by the beginning of September. If you would like to be part of the programme as a formal respondent, please let us know.

NEER will provide financial assistance to postgraduate students and early career researchers wishing to attend this symposium. Closing date: 13 October.

For any inquiries, please contact the Cultural Translations Administrative Assistant, Helen Hickey University of Melbourne (T: +61 3 8344 5506, F: +61 3 8344 5494, E:

The Network is pleased announce the call for proposals for the inaugural NEER Conference to be held at the University of Western Australia, 3-8 July 2007.

Click on the link for details.

The Network is pleased to announce a second call for applications to form NEER Research Clusters in 2007. Up to five clusters will be funded in this second round.

Closing date is Friday 17 November 2006.

Click on the link for application details.