Digital Musicology: Digital Humanties at Oxford Summer School 2015

Digital Musicology: Applied computational and informatics methods for enhancing musicology, Monday 20 – Friday 24 July 2015, Oxford

Organised by: The Oxford e-Research Centre (partner in the FAST IMPACt project)

The Programme can be viewed here.

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 of 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.

The workshop is part of the Digital Humanities @ Oxford annual Summer School. As well as the workshop programme there are numerous events in the Summer School including keynote lectures and evening social events.

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