Book collector Nick Alexander found fragments of medieval chant manuscripts in 18th-century book bindings, and sought to find out more by reaching out to the Digital Analysis of Chant Transmission project and the Cantus Database. His story was picked up by NBC in Connecticut.
Click here to watch!
Click here for the description of DACT included on the website of the Eberhard Karls Universität in Tübingen.
The new Cantus Database has launched!
Welcome to https://cantusdatabase.org for a familiar look with updated software underneath. This version of the Cantus Database employs Django with PostgreSQL (migrated from Drupal with MySQL) and became available for login access for contributors on July 24, 2023, at Workshop 15 of the Digital Analysis of Chant Transmission, the project that now oversees the Cantus Database, funded by the Canadian government’s Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. The Drupal site at the University of Waterloo (https://cantus.uwaterloo.ca) will remain online for a few months for reference only; no new data will be added there. Within a few months, all links to pages and chant records on the uWaterloo site will be redirected permanently to cantusdatabase.org.
Contributors please note: Your username is now your email address, and you will need to reset your password at first login to the new site. If you forget which email address you signed up with, or if the password reset email does not arrive (please check your spam folder), please contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com)!
Visit https://youtu.be/qCTZXbSfBgk?t=5851 to watch Michael Portillo's interview with Dr. Jennifer Bain about the amazing journey of the Riesencodex in post-World-War-II Europe.
Check out this multi-page web exhibit by Gareth Cordery, a student of Susan Boynton at Columbia University: http://liturgicalmanuscripts.sandbox.library.columbia.edu/barnardbarlines/. Close-up photos and explanations of the varied scribal uses of vertical lines in the manuscript New York, Columbia University - Barnard College Library, MS 1 are accompanied by an extensive bibliography and comparative statistical analysis. The glossary of terms and links to other web resources are certain to be helpful for students, too!
Barnard MS1 is indexed in the Cantus Database: https://cantusdatabase.org/source/683940.