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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA 02139-4307)
Michael Scott Cuthbert (Project Director: July 2011 to present)

Electronic Locator of Vertical Interval Successions (ELVIS): The first large data-driven research project on musical style

A project to study changes in Western musical style from 1300 to 1900, using the digitized collections of several large music repositories. The team would be led by scholars from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (US), the University of Aberdeen (UK), and McGill University (Canada); an international advisory board also would serve as consultants for various repertoires and composers represented in the collections. The UK partner, the University of Aberdeen, is requesting £91,504 from the UK funding consortium and the Canadian partner, McGill University, is requesting $125,000 from SSHRC.

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Participating institutions:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA) - Applicant/Grantee
Yale University (New Haven, CT) - Participating institution

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Digging into Data

Digital Humanities

Total amounts:
$174,873 (approved)
$167,565 (awarded)

Grant period:
2/1/2012 – 8/31/2014