Dr Grantley McDonald

Postdoctoral Research Fellow on the ECR-funded "Music and Late Medieval European Courtly Cultures" research project (MALMECC)

PhD (University of Melbourne, University of Leiden)


Grantley McDonald is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Oxford, where he is investigating the chapel of Emperor Frederick III as part of the MALMECC project, under the direction of Prof. Karl Kügle. He is also leader of the FWF research project The court chapel of Maximilian I: between art and politics at the University of Vienna. He has been one of the editors of the Verzeichnis deutscher Musikdrucke (University of Salzburg) since its inception in 2012. He holds doctoral degrees in musicology (Melbourne, 2002) and history (Leiden, 2011). Grantley’s research has been distinguished with prizes from the Australian Academy of the Humanities (Canberra) and the Praemium Erasmianum Foundation (Amsterdam). He has edited one volume of the critical edition of the works of Paul Hofhaimer (2014); he is author of two monographs: Biblical Criticism in Early Modern Europe: Erasmus, the Johannine Comma and Trinitarian Debate (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016), and Marsilio Ficino in Germany, from Renaissance to Enlightenment: a Reception History (Geneva: Librairie Droz, in press); he is also co-editor of three volumes of essays: Early Music Printing in German-Speaking Lands (London: Routledge, 2018, with Andrea Lindmayr-Brandl and Elisabeth Giselbrecht), Music and Theology in the European Reformations (Turnhout: Brepols, 2018, with David Burn, Jos Verheyden and Peter De Mey), and Early Printed Music and Material Culture in Central and Western Europe (London: Routledge, forthcoming 2021, with Andrea Lindmayr-Brandl). He is also active as a freelance singer.