Bologna musical heritage stories from Europe

Music has always played a central role in the city of Bologna. Nevertheless, its musical heritage is only partly known and enjoyed compared to its full potential. This pilot will create multilingual (English, French, Spanish and German) digital corpora, containing the testimonies of scholars, journalists, travellers, writers and students from medieval to modern times through published documents showing diverse discourse styles such as stories, letters, reports, news, reportage, etc. These corpora will be the base to build a knowledge graph available to researchers, cultural institutes and public administrations for reuse.

Recent News

Helen Barlow explains the relevance children’s experience of music in the past and how to find the historical evidence for it

Music and Childhood is one of ten pilots in the Polifonia research project into European musical heritage,…

23 July 2021
‘From churches to public buildings: ICCD-ICBSA’s research into sound begins with the bells in Italy’ Carlo Birrozzi shares insights on Polifonia

For International Archives Day celebrated on 9 June, we are happy to share a fascinating interview with…

9 June 2021
Jacopo de Berardinis brings his expertise in Music Information Retrieval to the Polifonia project

Jacopo de Berardinis  is a postdoctoral research associate at King's College London, currently…

21 May 2021
Dr. Simon Holland founder and director of the Music Computing Lab at Open University introduces their fascinating work and the ACCESS Pilot

The Music Computing Lab at The Open University is a research lab focused on empowering musicians, illuminating…

28 April 2021

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