[compmusnet] [compmusnet-announce] Digital Musicology workshop | DH at Ox Summer School – Bursary application deadline approaching

David Lewis david.lewis at oerc.ox.ac.uk
Tue Apr 11 00:08:12 BST 2017

(apologies for cross-postings)

Digital Musicology: Applied computational and informatics methods for enhancing musicology


Dates: 3–7 July 2017

Registration now open: <http://www.dhoxss.net/register> 
 until 18 June 
Discounted registration ends 30 April

** Deadline for Bursary applications: 31 March **

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

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.

Participants also attend morning lectures and masterclasses with 
participants from other workshops, these sessions cover topics including
using face and pattern recognition on photo archives, computer vision and 
machine learning for image collections, researching and teaching the 
legislative history of formal negotiations, creative computing and 
experimental humanities (Ada Lovelace), and Wikipedia’s sister projects
as platforms for Digital Humanities.

There will also be optional evening events (some at additional cost), 
including a guided tour of Oxford, an evening drinks and poster session 
at the Weston Library, the TORCH lecture, and an evening at Exeter 
College. Participants are invited to submit posters for the welcome 
reception at the Weston Library by Wednesday 19th April. 

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.

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


A number of scholarships and bursaries are available for the Summer
School, including one specifically for the Digital Musicology

Preference will be given by the judging panel to applicants who demonstrate 
the most benefit from attending and the most effective dissemination methods. 

Unsuccessful applicants will be given the opportunity to register for the 
conference at a reduced rate.

Applicants will be notified of the judging panel’s decision by Thursday 13th
April 2017.

To apply, and for more details, please visit <http://www.dhoxss.net/bursaries>

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