Digital Musicology: Applied computational and informatics methods for enhancing musicology
Dates: 4—8 July 2016
Registration: http://digital.humanities.ox.ac.uk/dhoxss/2016/registration until 6 June 2016.
A wealth of music and music-related information is now available digitally, offering tantalizing possibilities for digital musicologies. These resources include large collections of audio and scores, bibliographic and biographic data, and performance ephemera — not to mention the ‘hidden’ existence of these in other digital content. With such large and wide ranging opportunities come new challenges in methods, principally in adapting technological solutions to assist musicologists in identifying, studying, and disseminating scholarly insights from amongst this ‘data deluge’.
This workshop provides an introduction to computational and informatics methods that can be, and have been, successfully applied to musicology. Many of these techniques have their foundations in computer science, library and information science, mathematics and most recently Music Information Retrieval (MIR); sessions are delivered by expert practitioners from these fields and presented in the context of their collaborations with musicologists, and by musicologists relating their experiences of these multidisciplinary investigations.
The workshop comprises a series of lectures and hands-on sessions, supplemented with reports from musicology research exemplars. Theoretical lectures are paired with practical sessions in which attendees are guided through their own exploration of the topics and tools covered. Laptops will be loaned to attendees with the appropriate specialised software installed and preconfigured.
Scholarships and Bursaries
A number of scholarships and bursaries are available for the Summer School, including some specifically for the Digital Musicology workshop:
For others, please see: https://digital.humanities.ox.ac.uk/dhoxss/2016/bursaries