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Digital Humanities in Early Music Research III./3
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Digital Humanities in Early Music Research III./3


A series of conferences and workshops focusing on the use of digital humanities in early music research.

The series is open to the public free of charge. 


Session III – Digital Edi,ons: why, what & how

5–12 October 2020

Monday October 5th, 4–5 p.m.,

Tuesday October 6th, 4–6 p.m.

Monday October 12th, 4–5 p.m.

online sessions via Zoom

The session will focus on how the various digital tools that we as musicologists have at our disposal are brought together to create digital editions, and how new knowledge can be extracted from the encoded data. We are pleased to announce that this time we will have speakers from the Corpus Monodicum (CM) project and THesaurus Musicarum Germanicarum (TMG) project.

Monday October 12th

4 PM Central European Time / 16:00 CET
Knowledge extraction and modelling in the project Thesaurus Musicarum Germanicarum.

Christophe Guillotel-Nothmann (IReMus, CNRS, Sorbonne Université)

The Thesaurus Musicarum Germanicarum project (TMG) studies German music theory from the period 1470 to
1750 according to three key objectives: 1. to provide full access to these sources by means of electronic editions
(xml-TEl/MEl), 2. to provide computer tools for an in-depth exploration of these writings, and 3. to contribute to a
systematic study of the theoretical concepts that can be derived from the sources.
My talk will focus on the modelling of knowledge in the project. It will show how the digitization of historical
sources, the possibilities of their electronic interrogation, and the perspectives that emerge for the formalization
of knowledge constitute both new opportunities and new challenges for a problematized history of concepts.
Drawing on examples that range from instrument making to modal theory, I will discuss the formal definition of
music-theoretical concepts, their interconnection within knowledge networks and their association with the terms
that represent them in the source.
The results thus gained, while encouraging, suggest that current standards, especially OWL, quickly reach their
limits when it comes to achieving dynamic, critical and 'situated' knowledge production. On the basis of this
provisional conclusion, my lecture will identify some methodological and disciplinary needs for a digital history of
concepts in musicology.


As with session II, there is a registration form:


If you wish to be at the workshop, please fill in the form and we will send the Zoom meeting link to the e-mail address you give us there. Registration is open up until October 1st. Since virtual meetings will most likely not be subject to participant limits due to epidemiological concerns, please do not hesitate to circulate this invitation among your colleagues, students, and anyone who might also be interested!

Další informace bude možno v následujících dnech najít na webových stránkách projektu "Staré mýty, nová fakta" (www.smnf.cz).