[Humanist] 29.12 events: musicology; Hebrew mss

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Sat May 9 08:29:50 CEST 2015

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 29, No. 12.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
                Submit to: humanist at lists.digitalhumanities.org

  [1]   From:    James Cummings <James.Cummings at it.ox.ac.uk>               (37)
        Subject: Digital Musicology workshop at DH at Ox Summer School

  [2]   From:    "Brookes, Stewart" <stewart.brookes at kcl.ac.uk>            (41)
        Subject: Register for "On the Same Page: Digital Approaches to Hebrew
                Manuscripts" at King's College London

        Date: Fri, 08 May 2015 12:40:30 +0100
        From: James Cummings <James.Cummings at it.ox.ac.uk>
        Subject: Digital Musicology workshop at DH at Ox Summer School
        In-Reply-To: <1430406488.12998.5.camel at oerc.ox.ac.uk>

Digital Musicology workshop at DH at Ox Summer School


Digital Musicology

Applied computational and informatics methods for enhancing

Dates: 20--24 July 2015


until 29 June 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 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 annual Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer
School. As well as the workshop programme there are numerous events in the
Summer School including keynote lectures and evening social events.

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

Contact: events at it.ox.ac.uk

        Date: Fri, 8 May 2015 14:30:57 +0000
        From: "Brookes, Stewart" <stewart.brookes at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: Register for "On the Same Page: Digital Approaches to Hebrew Manuscripts" at King's College London
        In-Reply-To: <1430406488.12998.5.camel at oerc.ox.ac.uk>

Dear all,

You are warmly invited to attend an international conference, organised jointly by
the Department of Digital Humanities and Jewish Studies at King's and co-sponsored

Monday 18th-Tuesday-19th May 2015
"On the Same Page: Digital Approaches to Hebrew Manuscripts"
Venue: Nash Lecture Theatre (K2.31, Strand Campus, King's College London)

This two-day conference will explore the potential for the computer-assisted
study of Hebrew manuscripts; discuss the intersection of medieval manuscript
studies and Digital Humanities; and share methodologies. Amongst the topics
covered will be the encoding and transcription of Hebrew texts, the practical and
theoretical consequences of the use of digital surrogates and the visualisation of
manuscript evidence and data.

Amongst the papers of particular relevance to readers of Humanist are:

* Nachum Dershowitz (Tel Aviv University), co-author Lior Wolf (Tel Aviv University):
  "Computational Hebrew Manuscriptology"

* Yoed Kadary (Ben Gurion University):
  "The Challenges of Metadata Mining in Digital  Humanities Projects"

* Débora Marques de Matos (King’s College London):
  "Building Digital Tools for Hebrew Palaeography: The SephardiPal Database"

*Ben Outhwaite (Cambridge University Library):
 "Beyond the Aleppo Codex: Why the Hebrew Bible Deserves a Better Internet"

* Sinai Rusinek (The Polonsky Academy at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute):
  "Digitally Reading from Right to Left"

* Emile Schrijver (Bibliotheca Rosenthaliana/University of Amsterdam):
  "The Real Challenges of Mass Digitization for Hebrew Manuscript Research"

* Daniel Stökl Ben Ezra (École Pratique des Hautes Études), co-author Hayim Lapin (University of Maryland):
  "A Digital Edition of the Mishna: From Images to Facsimile, Text and Grammatical Analysis"

For the full programme see: http://www.digipal.eu/blog/digital-approaches/

Registration for the conference is free, but places are limited.
To register, go to: https://on-the-same-page.eventbrite.com
Refreshments will be provided, but attendees should make their own arrangements for lunch.

Very much looking forward to seeing you later this month,

Stewart Brookes, Débora Marques de Matos, Andrea Schatz and Peter Stokes
Dr Stewart J Brookes
Department of Digital Humanities
King's College London
Room 210, 2nd Floor
26-29 Drury Lane
London, WC2B 5RL

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