The Ricercar Lab aims to promote fruitful collaborations and the exchange of ideas, encouraging scholars to apply for fellowships and grants to work at the Center for Renaissance Studies, which is located in the heart of the city center. Here scholars will find a quiet place to work, with the support of human and material resources, under the shadow of Okeghem’s Saint Martin Collegiate.
The Centre d’études supérieures de la Renaissance in Tours is an interdisciplinary center with 140 researchers working on medieval and early modern Art history, Philosophy, Literature, Archaeology, History, Classics, History of Sciences, Digital humanities and Musicology. The Center hosts two research programs in musicology: Ricercar Lab, dedicated to Medieval and Renaissance music, and the Centre de musique baroque de Versailles. These programs are also linked to Intelligence des Patrimoines, a large network agency devoted to cultural and natural heritage.
Ricercar has a permanent team supporting the development of ambitious projects based on fundamental musical skills (music encoding, research management, documentary resources). The research results are disseminated through digital resources and publications (Epitome musical series, published by Brepols).