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Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, LA 70803-0001)
Jeffrey M. Leichman (Project Director: January 2019 to present)
Interactive VR Simulation of an Eighteenth-Century Paris Fair Theatre: VESPACE

The further development of the VESPACE (Virtual Early modern Spectacles and Publics, Active and Collaborative Environment) project. This stage would focus on the development of an interactive prototype suitable for additional user testing.

The VESPACE (Virtual Early modern Spectacles and Publics, Active and Collaborative Environment) project seeks to model an eighteenth-century Paris Fair theatre through an immersive, playable simulation that allows users to explore the sensory and social worlds of this under-studied early modern cultural space. In order to reconstruct this vibrant facet of public theatre in Enlightenment Europe’s largest city, VESPACE brings together specialists from across the humanities, working in fields including theatre, history, literature, dance, sound studies, and architecture, working alongside computer scientists and engineers in the fields of game design, social interaction simulation, and virtual reality modeling of cultural patrimony. This application is for a LEVEL II Digital Humanities Advancement Grant to support work to develop a playable prototype during the two-year grant performance period (September 1, 2019-August 31 2021).

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Project fields:
European History; French Literature; Theater History and Criticism

Digital Humanities Advancement Grants

Digital Humanities

$99,995 (approved)
$93,656 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2019 – 8/31/2022