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What's New

Wed, 05/15/2024 - 01:29

Scheduled Maintenance

The Cantus Database will be undergoing scheduled maintenance on Saturday, May 18, 2024. The website will be available for consultation but not for entering any new data. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Also, please note that additional server maintenance is scheduled for Wednesday, June 5, 2024 from 6:30-10:30 AM PT (UTC -7). During this time there may be periods of no network access, so please plan accordingly.

Wed, 05/01/2024 - 19:16

Redirects to cantusdatatabase.org!

Starting today, May 1, 2024, all cantus.uwaterloo.ca traffic is being redirected to cantusdatabase.org. All of your cantus.uwaterloo.ca addresses and bookmarks should take you seamlessly to the new domain name. No action is required on your part and you will probably not even notice anything new (unless you look in your address bar!).

If you want to update your bookmarks, use cantusdatabase.org at the start of all of your CantusDB https:// addresses.

Thank you to the University of Waterloo for hosting the Cantus Database since 2011, and for setting up these permanent redirects. For anyone interested where the data is served, UW will now host our Cantus Index catalogue, and the Cantus Database is hosted by the Digital Research Alliance of Canada, funded through the Digital Analysis of Chant Transmission project based at Dalhousie University (SSHRC 895-2023-1002).

Fri, 12/15/2023 - 19:32

Manuscript Fragments in Ridgefield, CT featured on NBC TV!

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!

Fri, 11/24/2023 - 22:18

Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen DACT Project Link

Click here for the description of DACT included on the website of the Eberhard Karls Universität in Tübingen.

Fri, 11/24/2023 - 17:37

UMKC Insider

Click here for an announcement about our DACT partnership grant from the University of Missouri-Kansas City!

Fri, 11/24/2023 - 17:34

Conrad Grebel University College News

Click here for an article from Conrad Grebel University College about our DACT partnership grant!

Thu, 10/26/2023 - 20:25

Music Encoding Conference 2024 Call for Proposals

The next Music Encoding Conference will be held 20-23 May 2024 at the University of North Texas in Denton. Click here for the Call for Proposals (deadline 15 Jan 2024).

Tue, 08/01/2023 - 09:24

New Cantus Database

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 (debra.lacoste@dal.ca or cantusdatabase@gmail.com)!

Wed, 03/15/2023 - 20:31

Cantus at Laurier's Medieval Day

Mon, 03/13/2023 - 09:58

The story of the Riesencodex heist, live on UK TV (GB News)!

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.

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