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Machine-Reading and Crowdsourcing Medieval Music Manuscripts

October 26, 2017
09:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Hatch Recital Hall | Eastman East Wing

An international group of scholars will provide the state of digital humanities research in a half-day symposium as it relates to studies of medieval music manuscripts, including machine-reading of early music notation and collaborative techniques for indexing manuscripts of medieval chant. An evening performance by the women of Chicago-based early music ensemble Schola Antiqua features a pre-modern convent program, including music associated with a 13th-century Italian convent, which will be discussed in the morning sessions. The concert also includes keyboard pieces and some of the earliest known polyphony associated with nuns.

Presentations on issues in machine-reading and crowdsourcing of medieval music manuscripts by researchers involved with the international database Latin plainchant known as CANTUS.

Conference Organizers: Michael Alan Anderson (Eastman School of Music), Jennifer Bain (Dalhousie University), and Debra Lacoste (University of Waterloo)

Presenters: Kate Helsen (University of Western Ontario); Sarah Long (Michigan State University); Rebecca Shaw (Dalhousie University); Barbara Swanson (York University)

Respondent: Tamsyn Rose-Steel (Johns Hopkins University) 

FREE and open to the public. Registration recommended.

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Category: Talks