Professor Armand D’Angour, Fellow of Jesus College and Tutor in Classics, has won a Project Award in this year’s Vice-Chancellor’s Public Engagement with Research Awards, which celebrate public engagement work across the University. Professor D’Angour’s project was recognised in the Communication category of Project Awards - for activities that have informed and inspired the public about research.
Professor D’Angour’s award-winning project Ancient Greek Music: hearing long lost sounds again recreated the scores for two major ancient musical documents, the Orestes chorus and Athenaeus paean, and several minor ones. The project derives from scholarly research that has recreated the sounds of ancient Greek music from notation that has been preserved on stone and papyrus, and by reconstructing ancient instruments from the relics of the originals and illustrations on Greek vases.
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