Unlocking Musicology: Narratives through Data

Event type: Workshop

Limited places - free registration required.


The AHRC funded Unlocking Musicology project has applied novel methods and tools across a wealth of digital music and music-related data. This data can take many forms - including live performances, audio recordings, musical scores, catalogue records, and scanned images - and can often be apparently incompatible, incomplete, and sometimes even incorrect. Yet within this data is a wealth of musical experience and knowledge, waiting to be unlocked.

How can we use digital tools to create narratives through this data to better access, explore, and understand the musical information within? Working with partners from across the cultural heritage sector, the AHRC Unlocking Musicology project has been investigating these questions and will present its results at this informal public event.

The evening will begin with a series of short talks and demonstrations exploring narratives drawn through data from the Internet Archive Live Music Archive, the British Library, the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, the Delius Trust, and Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM). After the presentations, we invite you to join the project team for drinks and light refreshments, and try out the digital tools for yourselves!



On arrival at Keble College follow directions for the “Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School (DHOxSS)”.

7pm        Unlocking Musicology: Narratives through Data
        Talks and demos, O’Reilly Theatre, Keble College

7.45pm    Hands-on demonstrations
        Drinks and light refreshments

8.45pm    Close



Attendance is free, although places are limited and advanced registration is required at:

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Registration will close at midnight on Monday 22nd July 2019 or once all tickets are allocated.



This Narratives through Data event is held in conjunction with the Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School, and forms just one of a programme of talks and lectures during the week, covering topics from across the Digital Humanities.

In particular, attendees of this event may be interested in registering for the week long Digital Musicology workshop, organised by members of the Unlocking Musicology team.

Unlocking Musicology: Digital Engagement for Digital Research is a 20 month project, led by Dr Kevin Page at the University of Oxford e-Research Centre, and funded by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council through award AH/R004803/1.


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