[MEI-L] Digital Musicology Workshop, Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School, 3-7 July

David Lewis david.lewis at oerc.ox.ac.uk
Wed Mar 29 18:15:12 CEST 2023


Digital Musicology: Applied computational and informatics methods for enhancing musicology
Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School, Keble College, 3-7 July 2022


Dates: 3-7 July

Registration: <http://www.dhoxss.net/>
Register by : 15 June

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 tangle of forms, formats, and tools.

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 presented
from the perspective of interdisciplinary collaborations with 
musicologists by leading researchers in the field.

The workshop comprises a series of lectures and hands-on sessions,
supplemented with reports from musicologists Lizzie Buckle and Chanda 
VanderHart giving examples of exemplars of current digital research. 
Theoretical lectures are paired with practical sessions in
which attendees are guided through their own exploration of the topics
and tools covered. 

There will also be plenary lectures on digital humanities topics, 
optional evening events (some at additional cost), 
including a walking tour of Oxford, and an evening drinks and poster 
session at the Weston Library.

Please note that numbers for this workshop are limited, and we cannot
guarantee that places will still be available towards the end of the
registration period.

Workshop attendees should have some background or familiarity with
music or musicology. No familiarity with digital methods is assumed. 
A basic grasp of music notation and theory is beneficial when putting 
digital methods from the course in context. Some familiarity with 
programming may be beneficial, but not essential: the strand includes 
a small number of sessions which include some programming, which take 
the form of guided notebooks. Attendees must bring their own laptop 
running MacOS, Windows, or Linux; tablets (e.g. iPadOS) are not 
sufficient. Attendees must have administrator access to their laptop 
and be comfortable installing and configuring new software--the strand 
relies on several pieces of specialised software which attendees will 
need to install and run on their own machines.

Summer School site: <http://dhoxss.net>
Contact: <events at oerc.ox.ac.uk>

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