New project, new challenges, and PRoMS provides me personally with an excellent reason for getting to grips with a slightly later group of sources than I have dealt with in the past, and new means of doing so, including the database currently being designed for us by the Department of Digital Humanities in the University of London. New colleagues, too, and being part of a larger team than I am accustomed to working with has also been highly stimulating. I am learning a great deal about the art-historical side of things from my colleague Mara Hofmann at the Warburg Institute, and about printed sources from ‘our’ PhD student, Sana Raninen, at Bangor University. Of course, working with original sources is both necessary for our project and at the same time a privilege, and highlights of my work so far have included a visit in April 2011 to Prague and (with the guidance of my friend Veronika Mráčková, a PhD student at Charles University) Hradec Králové in order to work on the Speciálník Codex (on which I am now preparing a conference paper) and other manuscripts. In February I went to Warsaw (as a guest of the Polish Academy of Sciences) and in September to Wrocław (as a delegate at the conference ‘The Musical Culture of Silesia Before 1742: New Contexts – New Perspectives’), and in both places I was also able to consult original materials on behalf of the project. I am most grateful to those who hosted my visits, including Lenka Mráčková (Prague), Paweł Gancarczyk and Agnieszka Leszczynska (Warsaw).