12 Jun 2014

Transforming Musicology Challenge at DLfM

What will the next generation of musicologists be studying? And how will they carry out their research? What part will digital technology play in the musicology of the future? And how will future musicologists be using digital libraries?

The Transforming Musicology Challenge solicits short position paper submissions to the Digital Libraries for Musicology Workshop (being held as part of the Digital Libraries 2014 conference in London, UK. We are opening a call for short paper submissions that describe, in detail, a musicological investigation or scenario that uses, or might use in the future, technologies relevant to DLfM (see the Topics section of the call). The ideal entry would speculate on the kind work that, in the author's imagination, current researchers' successors will be carrying out. While the primary focus of Challenge papers should be musical scholarship, authors are encouraged to relate research questions to the technical challenges that must be addressed.

Entries should follow all other requirements of the DLfM Call for Papers and use the Transforming Musicology Challenge submission category via Easychair. Challenge papers will be peer reviewed by the same process as general short papers; a prize winning paper will then be selected by the Senior Programme Committee from the top ranking accepted papers in the category. The lead author of the prize winning paper will be invited to expand their entry into a chapter for the forthcoming Transforming Musicology book and win an Apple iPad Mini generously donated by the Department of Computing, Goldsmiths, University of London.