Music and Audio Technology’s research project, ‘A Sonic Palimpsest: Revisiting Chatham Historic Dockyards‘, was featured on ITV Meridian evening news on Thursday 12 November: “The sounds of Chatham Historic Dockyard will be unearthed thanks to a new project. Researchers at the University of Kent will bring to life the lost sounds of human activities and industrial heritage at the site over the last 400 years. They will also investigate the role of sound in influencing our experience of places and spaces.”
This major Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) project aims to recreate soundscapes of the past and explore the use of sound in heritage contexts. The project emanates from soundscape studies and will examine the sound environments of past incarnations of the Chatham Historic Dockyard. Led by Dr Aki Pasoulas, the project started in September 2020 and is running until the end of 2022.