Digital Scholarship Unit co-launches platform to investigate early modern English song 

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After its announcement in 2017 – the Early Modern Songscapes project beta platform is now available for use! 

On Feb.9, UTSC Library's Digital Scholarship Unit co-launched the Early Modern Soundscapes platform at a conference hosted by the Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies. The project is hosted at UTSC Library’s Digital Scholarship Unit and represents a development partnership between the DSU and the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities, with partners at the University of South Carolina also working on the prototype. 

Through the Early Modern Songscapes platform – one that complements databases such as The Early British Broadside Ballad – history academics and the music-loving general public will be able to find textual and performance contexts in the sixteenth and seventeenth-century England, all while using a digital-friendly interface. 

Check out this Digital Scholarship Unit blog post to learn more about the inspiring project.  

Early Modern Songscapes team announce platform.

Pictured (Left to Right) : Marcus Barnes (UTSC Library's Digital Scholarship Unit), Raffaele Viglianti (Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities), Scott Trudell (University of Maryland), Sarah Williams (University of South Carolina), Katherine Larson (UTSC, Department of English).