Within the space of 5 days, Barbara will present two papers – or a similar paper in German and in English – about the mutual influence of the polyphonic music and church architecture which were created South-German monasteries and nunneries around 1600. She interprets them as part of the Counter-Reformation efforts to reach out to the faithful and the not-so-faithful through art, culture, and ritual. The first presentation will be on Thursday, 1 June, in Augsburg / Germany, where she has been invited by the Society for Swabian Church Music. The second presentation will take place in Merton College, Oxford, on Monday 4 June at 4.30pm, as part of the “Sounds of the Early Modern World” seminar series. For more information about the latter event, see here.