[Humanist] 29.76 funding for musicology workshop

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Thu Jun 4 09:48:41 CEST 2015

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 29, No. 76.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Wed, 03 Jun 2015 11:24:11 +0100
        From: James Cummings <James.Cummings at it.ox.ac.uk>
        Subject: Scholarship Available for Digital Musicology Workshop at Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School

> Subject: Scholarship Available for Digital Musicology Workshop at 
Digital Humanities at Oxford 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 at 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 
 http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/Funding-Opportunities/Research-funding/Themes/Digital-Transformations/Pages/Digital-Transformations.aspx .


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 at 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 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.
Richard Lewis
Computing, Goldsmiths' College
t: +44 (0)20 7078 5203
@: lewisrichard
905C D796 12CD 4C6E CBFB  69DA EFCE DCDF 71D7 D455 

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