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Associate Professor of Music and Medieval Studies, Cornell University, New York

Nina Maria Gorrissen Fellow in History - Class of Spring 2018

Andrew Hicks joined Cornell University in 2011 as an assistant professor of music and medieval studies, upon completion of his PhD in medieval studies at the University of Toronto’s Center for Medieval Studies. He studied piano performance and classics at Truman State University (BM) and musicology at the Eastman School of Music (MA). Hicks holds a cross appointment in the Medieval Studies Program, where he serves as the resident Medieval Latinist. He is also a member of the graduate fields of classics and Near Eastern studies and a faculty affiliate in religious studies.


Hicks focuses on the intellectual history of early musical thought from a cross-disciplinary perspective that embraces philosophical, cosmological, scientific, and grammatical discourse in late antiquity and the Middle Ages. His research spans the linguistic and cultural spheres of Latin, Greek, Persian, and Arabic. Hicks is author of Composing the World: Harmony in the Medieval Platonic Cosmos (Oxford, 2017), and he collaborated with Fr. Édouard Jeauneau on an edition of John Scottus Eriugena’s Commentary and Homily on the Gospel of John (CCCM 166; Brepols, 2008). Together they will publish the first edition of William of Conches’ Glosulae super Priscianum (Brepols, forthcoming).

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