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Conference “Digital Technologies Applied to Music Research: Methodologies, Projects and Challenges”

June 27 @ 09:00 - June 29 @ 13:00 WEST

[This Conference will be led in English]

The ongoing digital revolution holds the potential to unveil unforeseen possibilities which could challenge and overturn traditional research methodologies and allow entirely new opportunities for music research.

This conference aims to foster interdisciplinary dialogue between music technology scholars and historical musicologists and to promote scholarly discussions on the applicability and usability of digital technologies to boost music research.


  • Digital technologies that have revolutionized music research
  • Digital archiving of musical heritage
  • Challenges in digital music preservation
  • How digital technologies help make music sources more accessible to researchers and musicians
  • Key challenges in applying digital technologies to music research
  • Ways in which large-scale search and music analysis are reshaping research questions
  • Successful music research projects that utilized digital technologies
  • Music encoding
  • Digital tools for analysing chant and secular monophonic song
  • How the role of digital technologies in music research evolved over time
  • Ways to effectively incorporate digital technologies into historical musicological research
  • How digital technologies enhance, or hinder, the process of music research
  • How digital technologies can benefit the study and preservation of early music
  • Utilizing AI in music analysis
  • Digital ethnomusicology

 Keynote Speakers

  • Ichiro Fujinaga, McGill University
  • Jennifer Bain, Dalhousie University

Guest speakers

  • Debra Lacoste, Dalhousie University
  • Kathleen Nelson, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, University of Sydney
  • Santiago Ruiz Torres, Universidad de Salamanca
  • Craig Stuart Sapp, Stanford University, CCARH/PHI
  • Hana Vlhová-Wörner, Czech Academy of Sciences – University Basel

Program committee

  • Elsa De Luca, CESEM-IN2PAST, NOVA University Lisbon (program committee chair)
  • Claire Arthur, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Jorge Calvo-Zaragoza, Universidad de Alicante
  • João Pedro d’Alvarenga, CESEM-IN2PAST, NOVA University Lisbon
  • Zuelma Paula Miranda Duarte Chaves, CESEM-IN2PAST, NOVA University Lisbon
  • Manuel Pedro Ferreira, CESEM-IN2PAST, NOVA University Lisbon
  • Jan Hajic, Charles University Prague
  • Debra Lacoste, Dalhousie University
  • David Lewis, University of Oxford eResearch Centre
  • Alberto Medina de Seiça, CESEM-IN2PAST, NOVA University Lisbon
  • Stefan Morent, Universität Tübingen
  • Fabian Moss, Institut für Musikforschung | Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg
  • Kathleen Nelson, SCM, University of Sydney
  • David Rizo Valero, Universidad de Alicante
  • Santiago Ruiz Torres, Universidad de Salamanca
  • Mark Saccomano, Hochschule für Musik Detmold / Universität Paderborn
  • Craig Stuart Sapp, Stanford University, CCARH/PHI
  • Martha Thomae Elias, CESEM-IN2PAST, NOVA University Lisbon
  • Konstantinos Vasilakos, Xian Jiaotong-Liverpool University
  • Hana Vlhová-Wörner, Czech Academy of Sciences – University Basel

Organizing committee

  • Elsa De Luca
  • Adriana Simão
  • Beatriz da Silva Anjos
  • Carla Crespo
  • CESEM Science Management Team
  • Francesco Orio
  • Inês Nunes Trindade
  • João Pedro d’Alvarenga
  • Manuel Pedro Ferreira
  • Matilde Chumbo Ezequiel
  • Rui Araújo
  • Zuelma Chaves

The conference will be in-person only, with online streaming of the project conference accessible to registered users. The conference will be followed by two project workshops (29 June, afternoon): ECHOES (led by Elsa De Luca, Martha Thomae, Antoine Phan) and LinkedMusic (led by Ichiro Fujinaga).

Don’t miss this opportunity to engage with leading experts in the field of digital music research!


June 27 @ 09:00 WEST
June 29 @ 13:00 WEST
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