ReSounding the Archives has launched!

ReSounding the Archive website

This interdisciplinary project bridges digital humanities, history, and music by bringing historic sheet music back to life through digitization of sheet music, performance of each piece, and student research about each piece. The website makes all of these resources freely available for use by students, teachers, researchers, and public audiences under a Creative Commons license (CC BY-NC 4.0).

The launch of the website marks a year’s worth of work by faculty, librarians, archivists, digital humanists, and students across various departments at Mason, UVA, and VT. You can learn more about the collaborative process here and here.

ReSounding the Archives poster session

Jessica Dauterive, Nicole Springer, and Kelly Schrum presented a poster on the ReSounding the Archives collaboration at Mason’s Innovations in Teaching and Learning Conference on Friday, September 14. We received great feedback from Mason’s community of teachers that we hope to incorporate as we expand ReSounding the Archives to include new pieces, arrangements, and time periods, as well as to develop lesson plans and other resources for classroom use.

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