Early Music Seminar and Hackathon

The Transforming Musicology project, in collaboration with the Semantic Media Network project, will be hosting a seminar and "hackathon" on the subject of early instrumental music in October 2015.

Both events will be held at Goldsmiths College, New Cross, London. The seminar will be on Thursday 8 October 2015 and the Hackathon on Friday 9 October 2015.

The topic of the seminar will be digital approaches to studying early instrumental music, especially covering the topic of networks in early music history. Speakers will include Katherine Butler (Oxford), Tim Crawford (Goldsmiths), Simon McVeigh (Goldsmiths), Laurent Pugin (RISM), and Frans Wiering (Utrecht). Attendance at this seminar is free, but booking is required. Please email Richard Lewis to book a place.

To complement this seminar, the Linked Music Hackathon is an open event at which a variety of music data sets focusing on--but not limited to--early instrumental music will be made available to participants to explore and experiment with. These include, as well as images of early printed music from Early Music Online, the recently-released metadata for the British Library's vast collection of printed books and music, and a selection of data concerning music literature and scholarship kindly made available by RILM Abstracts. Booking for this event is via Eventbrite.

Programme and Venue

Both events will be held at Goldsmiths College, New Cross, London. Travel by train to New Cross or New Cross Gate station. Both are served by London Overground. New Cross is also served by Southeastern services from London Bridge and Cannon Street and New Cross Gate is also served by Southern services from London Bridge.

Thursday 8 October 2015 - Early Music Seminar

Timings: 11:00 - 16:00
Room: Richard Hoggart Building, room 251.

Time Event
11:00 Registration
11:30 Welcome
11:45 Frans Wiering, What Do Musicologists Do All Day?
12:15 Katherine Butler, Digitally Restoring John Sadler's Elizabethan Music Partbooks
12:45 Laurent Pugin, Visualising and Working with RISM Data
13:15 Lunch
14:15 Simon McVeigh, In Concert: Towards a Collaborative Digital Archive of Musical Ephemera
14:45 Tim Crawford, It's not (just) what you know: Musical and social networks c1700
15:15 Coffee
15:30 Discussion
16:00 Close

Friday 9 October 2015 - Linked Music Hackathon

Timings: 09:30 - 17:00
Room: Richard Hoggart Building, room 300.

The Richard Hoggart Building (RHB) is building number #25 on this map.