Benjamin Ory

Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford VPDoR Large Propel Grant.


I received my Ph.D. in musicology from Stanford University in 2022 and have since served as visiting assistant professor in musicology at Williams College. My interests include sixteenth-century music, digital humanities, and the historiography of early music.

I’m the founder and director of the digital humanities resource, The 1520s Project, an open-source repository of 350+ scores, ca. 1510–ca. 1540.

My other projects include a volume of motets to 1534 for the Adrian Willaert collected-works edition (American Institute of Musicology), a database of concert programs of early music, 1915–1960, and several articles on the early history of Renaissance musicology.

See my CV for more details.


Mar 06, 2024 My article on Edward Lowinsky and the 1971 Josquin-Festival Conference has been published as part of the (open access) 2021 Troja Jahrbuch volume, “Josquin-Bilder im langen 20. Jahrhundert.”

selected publications

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    Auf dem Weg zu einer neuen Josquin-Gesamtausgabe? Edward Lowinsky und die Josquin Festival-Konferenz 1971
    Troja Jahrbuch für Renaissancemusik, 2021