Digital Musicology workshop at DH@Ox Summer School 2016

Digital Musicology: Applied computational and informatics methods for enhancing musicology

Dates: 4—8 July 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.

Summer School site:

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:

IMR Research Training: Popular Music

Institute of Musical Research: Popular Music Research Training day

Monday, 29 April 2013

Room 104, Senate House, Malet St, London WC1E 7HU

Convenor: Dr. Tom Perchard (Goldsmiths)


9.30am: Registration and coffee

10.00: Dr. Jason Stanyek (Oxford). Diaspora, Memory and Technology.

11.30: Prof. Keith Negus (Goldsmiths). Interpreting the Popular Song: Authors, Audiences and Meaning.

13.00 Lunch (not provided)

14.30 Prof. Anahid Kassabian (Liverpool). New Media, Ubiquitous Listening.

16.00 Tea


The fee for each day school is £20 but this is reduced to £10 per day for Student Friends of the IMR. To become a Student Friend of the IMR costs £10 per year. The IMR has a Hardship Fund for Research Training in Music London day schools to which PhD students may apply individually for assistance with travel costs, normally up to 50% of the cost of an individual trip. If you wish to apply please email with relevant details including the approximate cost of attending the day school(s).

Full details and application forms: