Dates: May 12th-13th, 2016
Place: Perdu, Kloveniersburgwal 86, Amsterdam
In this symposium, we focus on understanding and modeling the cultural transmission of stories and songs. Topics include the (computational) modeling of narrative contents of stories, the identity and stability of melodies in oral transmission, relationships between melody and text in singing and chanting, and so on. The symposium will demarcate the conclusion of the Tunes and Tales project, which was carried out at the Meertens Institute, Amsterdam, 2012-2016.
Keynote lectures will be given by Jamie Tehrani (Durham University), Philip Bohlman (University of Chicago), and Victoria Williamson (University of Sheffield). For abstracts, please consult the website of the symposium.