Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Fwd: Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School: Digital Musicology Workshop


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@oerc.ox.ac.uk>


The Summer School organisers offer a small number of bursaries for
attendance to students and early-career researchers. One of these is
available specifically for participants in the Digital Musicology

The deadline for applications is NOON on Friday 31st March.

Applicants for the bursaries can come from any institution and must
be either :

* a doctoral, MPhil, masters' or undergraduate student in full-time
or part-time education, or

* an early-career researcher in a higher or further education institution
not more than 3 years past receipt of their PhD (i.e. passed the viva
examination in April 2014 or later)

In addition they must:

* Not have already registered for DHOxSS 2017

* Not have received a bursary to attend DHOxSS in previous years

Applicants will be asked to provide:

* Full name, e-mail address and affiliation

* Career stage

* Preferred workshop strand

To assist the selection process, applicants will also be asked for two
short supporting statements (at most 250 words each):

* A short statement of your intended use of digital techniques in your
area of research and the benefits you expect from attending DHOxSS

* A statement on how you would share what you have learned at the summer
school within your institution or the wider Digital Humanities community
eg a blog, workshop, presentation, report, social media posts or
podcast/video. If you are intending to use social media, please specify
the tools you would use. The Oxford e-Research Centre and DHOxSS will
assist with dissemination to the wider community if you do not have
networks/links already in place.

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, please visit <http://www.dhoxss.net/bursaries>