Bo Lawergren (Sweden/USA) is a professor emeritus in Physics from Hunter college, New York, and he is also music archaeologist interested in instruments and musical culture before 1500 CE. He has published a number of exciting articles about ancient harps, lyres, and other instruments – you can download them from his website.
At the NHM 2013, Bo will give a lecture about the earliest harps of Eurasia since ca 3000 BCE. He will deal mostly with angular harps, and not that much with frame harps which are a quite modern update (ca 800 CE in Europe). Bo’s lecture will be complemented by a concert of Tomoko Sugawara who plays a reconstructed angular harp, called kugo in Japan.