ReSounding the Archives

ReSounding the Archives is an interdisciplinary collaboration that brings together digital humanities, history, and music.

Partners include:

RRCHNM and the College for the Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) at George Mason University (Mason);

McIntire Department of Music and Music Library at the University of Virginia (UVA); and

History and English Departments, School of Performing Arts, and Special Collections at Virginia Tech (VT).

The project’s goal is literally to “re-sound” the archives — to bring World War I sheet music to life through recordings and live performances. Students from Mason, UVA, and VT worked together to select, research, and record music, exploring history from new vantage points. The project website provides digitized sheet music, historical context, and usable recordings of each song.


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