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October 2011: The Lost Voices Project and the École thematique at Tours.
During the last week of October, some two dozen scholars, students, and musicians will gather at the CESR in Tours for the second École thematique for a series of workshops dealing with various “lost” repertories of the 15th and 16th centuries. We will survey the repertory, and in particular the challenges of reconstructing fragmentary or otherwise incomplete compositions. We will also set to work on them, sharing our collective expertise and exploring ways to expose the process of reconstruction in a digital, collaborative environment. The Du Chemin Lost Voices Project will be an important part of our labors for the week. We hope to build on the lessons learned in Tours, and bring them to scholars in North American during 2011 through 2013.
And read the details of what we will do with the Lost Voices Project in the context of the École.
July 2011: Freedman’s Du Chemin Project awarded $150,000 NEH grant for 2010-2012.
This summer we learned of a second major grant for the Lost Voices Project, this one from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The $150,000 award will support travel, technical work of design and encoding, and an ambitious set of editions and reconstructions using new digital standards for scholarly work.
February 2011: Freedman’s Du Chemin Project awarded $80,000 ACLS grant for 2010-2011
Richard Freedman has been awarded a Digital Innovations Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies for 2010-2011. The grant will support a sabbatical leave, as well as costs of travel and digital resources for the Lost Voices Project, an extension of the Digital Du Chemin started in 2008. Total award is approximately $80,000.