La vihuela desde mi ordenador: la musicología y las humanidades digitales

Translated title of the contribution: The vihuela from my computer: musicology and the digital humanities

John Anthony Griffiths

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From the viewpoint of my own research, this paper explores one of the largest challenges of the musicology of the future, namely, the possibilities that result from harnessing computing to musicology. The possibilities that arise from the storage of large quantities of data, of creating tools that will permit a limitless number of associative, reconstructive, analytical and cataloguing operations are already starting to change indelibly the face of musicology, together with the ways in which we communicate the fruit of our research. Using my own work to create a digital habitat for everything that pertains to the vihuela, this paper presents a vision of the future by menas of a platform created to gather and assemble all that is known about the renaissance instrument, it music, its players, instrument builders, and consumers, together with a complete collection of documentary information, bibliography and discography. Within this panorama, the paper also reflects on the way in which this projects represents the triangulations of the traditional, linear relationship that separates the historian from his or her readers. It also contextualises the project among the international trends of today’s musicology
Translated title of the contributionThe vihuela from my computer: musicology and the digital humanities
Original languageSpanish
Title of host publicationMusicología en el siglo XXI
Subtitle of host publication nuevos retos, nuevos enfoques
EditorsBegoña Lolo, Adela Presas
Place of PublicationMadrid Spain
PublisherSociedad Española de Musicología
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9788486878450
Publication statusPublished - 20 Dec 2018


  • music
  • Renaissance
  • Computing
  • Vihuela
  • Digital Humanities
  • Spain

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