Karin Lagergren

Karin Lagergren

Associate professor
Department of Music and Art Faculty of Arts and Humanities
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Karin Lagergren is associate professor in musicology and Research Associate at the Alamire Foundation, Leuven University. I teach mainly music history and ethnomusicology. My research is primarily focused on early music and Gregorian chant, which in the latter case concerns the whole genre until present times. I have in particular conducted research in the Order of St. Birgitta of Sweden (ca 1303-1373), from its foundation in the 14th century up to its most recent developments. In 2024 my monograph 'Birgittine Chantscapes. Chant and Liturgy in the Order of St Birgitta of Sweden 14th-21st century' will be published by IRILIS, Amsterdam. I am also educated music teacher and singer, and am active as freelance as musician and pedagogue in the area of early vocal music. I frequently give lectures and workshops outside academia related to early music, chant, and St Birgitta.


Examples of larger research projects: 

2013-2015 'The Transmission of the Cantus Sororoum in the Low Countries'. International postdoc, Swedish Research Council. Linnaeus University and Leuven University/Alamire Foundation (BE).

2016-2020 'The Musical World of the Birgittine Order - A comparative study of four Birgittine abbeys'. Research project funded by The Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences. Linnaeus University.

2017-2020 'Multisensory Vadstena in the Late Middle Ages'. Interdisciplinary research project funded by the Swedish Research Council. Uppsala University. 


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