Since 2002 Nicoletta Guidobaldi is Professor of Musicology at
Bologna University, after being Maître de
Conférences on Renaissance Music at Tours University.
After a degree in Arts (University of Perugia, dissertation on
Two Josquin's "L'homme armé" masses, under the supervision
of Pierluigi Petrobelli), and a "Perfezionamento" in Musicology
(Bologna University, dissertation on Musical publishing in
17th-Century Umbria, under the supervision of F. Alberto
Gallo), Nicoletta Guidobaldi achieved a PhD in Musicology at
Bologna University, discussing a dissertation on The Images of
music and the musician's portrait (15th-17th centuries), under
the supervision of F. Alberto Gallo.
Thanks to a post-doctoral grant of the French Ministry of
Education, in 1991 she became fellow of the Centre d' Etudes
Supérieures de la Renaissance (CESR) in Tours, and since then
she worked within the Musicology Team (formerly directed by
Jean-Michel Vaccaro). Since 1993, as Maître de
Conférences, she has also been teaching on Renaissance Music,
History of Italian Music and Musical Iconography in the Music
Department of the University of Tours. Between 1993-2002 she has
been part of the CESR Interdisciplinary Doctoral Programme on
Civilisation de la Renaissance and of the Doctoral School on
Musique et Musicologie organized by the University of Tours
in collaboration with l' Ecole Normale Supérieure and with the
Conservatoire Supérieur de Musique in Paris. She has been a member
of the CESR Conseil de Perfectionnement and of the
Conseil de Laboratoire, and a member of the National
Commission des spécialistes for the Historical Disciplines.
She has obtained the Habilitation à diriger des
recherches in Musicology (1998) and has subsequentely been
qualified as Professeur des Universités; between 2000-2002
she has been accepted as associated scholar within the CNRS (Centre
National de la Recherche Scientifique).
Since 2002 up to 2013, within the Alma Mater Studiorum-University
of Bologna, she has joined the Doctoral Board on
Musicology (Doctoral Programme on Musicologia e Beni
, since 2010 : Cinema, Musica, Teatro
); she is
currently a member of the Doctoral Board on Cultural Heritage
Studies (Doctoral Programme on Studi sul Patrimonio
She has supervised French DEA (Diplôme d'Etudes Approfondies)
and French and Italian doctoral dissertations on musical
iconography and on various aspects of the musical production and
transmission between France and Italy during the Middle Ages and
the Renaissance. She has been a member of international and
national boards of examiners for DEA, PhD and
Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches in Musicology in
French, Italian and Belgian Universities (Université
François-Rabelais and Centre d'Etudes Supérieures de la
Renaissance, Tours; Université Libre, Lièges; University of
Paris IV-Sorbonne; Alma Mater Studiorum-University of
Bologna; University of Padua).
Since 2002 she has been responsible of the
Socrates/Erasmus exchanges with the Music Department of
Tours University, and is currently in charge for the
interdisciplinary Socrates/Erasmus exchanges with the
CESR in Tours and with the Universidad Complutense (Madrid).
From 2002 to 2010, she has been the Faculty delegate within the
convention with the François-Rabelais University in Tours,
and has participated to various meetings concerning the process of
internationalising the University Teaching, such as that on
Construction de l' Espace Européen de l'Enseignement Supérieur :
regards d'Europe (Paris, 2004).
Within the European network coordinated by the CESR in Tours (in
cooperation with Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven; Utrecht
Universitat; CNRS UMR 200, Parigi; Universidad de Salamanca;
Central European University, Budapest; Royal Holloway University of
London), she has participated to the Doctoral programme
Civilisation de la Renaissance, and has collaborated to the
organisation of the International seminars on Musicology
Lire des sources musicales de la Renaissance held in the
CESR since 2005.
Since 2013 she is a member of the Department of Cultural
Heritage's committee for the Internationalisation.
Her research interests focus on Musical Iconography and on
various aspects of Musical History and Aesthetics during the Middle
Ages and the early Modern Times, with a special attention to the
Courtly musical imagery, to the cultural transfers between France
and Italy, and to the humanistic re-interpretations of Antique
She has participated to many international projects and Study
Groups, and has directed various international research
projects; has been responsible (since 1993) of the Musical
Iconography section within the Ricercar Project of the
Centre d'Etudes Supérieures de la Renaissance, Tours (dir : Ph.
Vendrix), and (since 1996) of the french-italian programme run by
the CESR in collaboration with the Fondazione Levi (Venise). In
2002, within the European project Imagesofmusic-a Cultural
Heritage (Cultura 2000), she has been in charge of the
French research team, and she has supervised the virtual exibition
on Musical Myths from Antiquity to Modern Times.
Since 2002 she regularly organizes international conferences and
doctoral seminars, in collaboration with the CESR. She has
planned (with Björn Tammen, Vienna, and Alexandra Voutyra,
Thessaloniki), the International Conference on Musical
Iconography in the XXI Century. Mapping european art for context
and meaning (Ravenna, June 2006), as the foundation meeting of
the International Musicological Society Study Group on Musical
Iconography. Since then, as the chair of the Study
Group, she has coordinated the international meetings and sessions
on Musical Iconography held in Tours (2006); Zurich (2007);
Korfu (2008); Lecce-Galatina (2009); Barcelona (2010); Turin
(2011); Rome ( 2012); Lecce (2015).
She has participated to many international programme committees
for arranging conferences and exhibitions in Italy, France,
Spain, Austria, Greece, Salvador; she has organized international
and national meetings and conferences in Tours (CESR); Ravenna
(Departement of Cultural Heritage Studies); Venise (Fondazione Ugo
and Olga Levi); Urbino (International courses on Antique
She has been a member of the Humanistica. An
International Journal of Early Renaissance Studies's Editorial
Board (2005-2010), and Consultant Editor of Early music
(since 1998); she is currently a member of Imago Musicae.
The International Yearbook of Musical Iconography ‘s Editorial
Board, and runs the editorial series Le immagini della
musica (Milan, Mimesis).
She has run Ravenna's Local Unity within the PRIN 2006
(Nuove fonti e prospettive storiche per l'Estetica musicale)
and is currently in charge for the project on Musical paintings
in the early Renaissance Italian courtly residences,
within the C.I.R.I. 's Research Team in Ravenna.
As the responsible of the Musical-iconographical Archive created
in 2006 in the Department of Cultural Heritage, she has recently
arranged (with Francesca Mambelli), the photographic exhibition
Musica da vedere (Fondazione Federico Zeri, September-
She has published articles and books on Musical Iconography and
Aesthetics and on various aspects of Music as a part of Cultural
History during the Renaissance, including: La musica di
Federico (Firenze, 1995) ; Regards croisés (Tours, 2002)
; Prospettive di iconografia musicale (Milan, 2007);
Presenze dell'Antico nell' immaginario musicale del
Rinascimento, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2007 ("Musica e Storia"
XV/1); L'iconografia musicale in Italia, in Musicologie. I 50 anni della SIdM 1964-2014 (Padova, 2014).