Hello World. I’m Raffaele Viglianti, a PhD student in Digital Humanities at King’s College London. My blog will contain some more or less structured thoughts and experiences from my work at the Department of Digital Humanities and on my PhD project.
My research focuses mainly on digital methodologies for musicology, but my interests lie in the written expression of music; particularly the phenomenology of writing and reading/performing a music score. So, in my posts I’ll rarely refer to sound and more often to written notation.
As part of my PhD, I am currently working with the WeGA on a digital edition of Carl Maria von Weber’s Der Freischütz. I will occasionally be posting about oddities that I find in the sources, and how I’m dealing with them using the Music Encoding Initiative and the Text Encoding Initiative formats.
This blog will not just be about music, however. Working as a developer and teacher at the department means that I get involved in Digital Humanities projects that span across several disciplines (I particularly enjoyed working on Jane Austen’s Fiction Manuscripts and a few projects involving Epidoc), so I will also post about other DH topics, methods, technologies, teaching…
Thanks for reading! And if you were wondering how the score in the image is played, here’s an example.