Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Fwd: Full scholarship for Digital Musicology at Oxford Digital Humanities Summer School

We invite applications for a full scholarship (covering registration
and accommodation) for a student attending the Digital Musicology
workshop of the Digital Humanities @ Oxford Summer School. The
scholarship is provided by the Arts and Humanities Research Council's
Digital Transformations Theme. You can read more about the Theme here


The scholarship is open to anyone registered on a Ph.D (or MPhil)
programme or who has completed their Ph.D no more than three years ago
(i.e. passed their viva examination in May 2012 or later). We are
particularly seeking scholars who are pursuing musicological research
areas (including, but not at all limited to, historical musicology,
ethnomusicology, and music theory and analysis) and who can
demonstrate how digital technology will enhance their
research. Therefore, applications must be in the form of one side of
A4 describing your area of research, your intended use of digital
techniques, and your expected benefit from attending the workshop.

Applications will also be accepted from those who meet the eligibility
criteria and have already registered and paid for the
workshop. However, the scholarship is *not* open to those already in
receipt of external funding sources (i.e. if you are registered and
someone else is paying in whole or in part for your
registration/accommodation/travel/subsistence you are not eligible for
this scholarship).

Applications should be sent by email to <richard.lewis@gold.ac.uk> and
must be received no later than 17:30 GMT+1 on Wednesday 17 June.


The recipient of the scholarship will be informed no later than Monday
22 June and will be required to confirm their attendance by Tuesday 23
June. The recipient of the scholarship will also be required to write
a report of the workshop for which we will find a publisher.

The scholarship covers the full registration fee for the Summer School
and the cost of accommodation at St. Anne's College. It will not cover
any further expenses such as travel and subsistence.

DIGITAL MUSICOLOGY WORKSHOP: Applied computational and informatics
methods for enhancing musicology

Dates: 20--24 July 2015


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 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

Summer School site: http://dhoxss.humanities.ox.ac.uk/2015/

Summer School Contact: events@it.ox.ac.uk
Richard Lewis
Computing, Goldsmiths' College
t: +44 (0)20 7078 5203
@: lewisrichard
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