Ada Lovelace, Numbers, and Notes

Ada Lovelace, Numbers, and Notes

Centre DIrector Professor David De Roure will be presenting a talk entitles Ada Lovelace, Numbers, and Notes - a short journey into music, mathematics and computation at the time of Lovelace and Babbage at the Centre for Digital Scholarship at the Weston Library on Friday.

Ada Lovelace’s notes on music and computation inspired the musical content of the Ada Lovelace Symposium held at the University of Oxford in December, on the 200th anniversary of her birth. These included a short operatic work, two commissioned pieces, and music generated by a simulator of Babbage’s analytical engine. This talk will explain our musicological, mathematical, and computational journey to this event, and reflect on digital scholarship 200 years ago and today

Professor De Roure is Professor of e-Science here at the University Of Oxford. He has strategic responsibility for Digital Humanities at Oxford and directed the national Digital Social Research programme for ESRC, for whom he is now a strategic adviser. His personal research is in Computational Musicology, Web Science, and Internet of Things. He is a frequent speaker and writer on digital scholarship and the future of scholarly communications.

The talk is open to all but if you would like to attend registration is required as places are limited.  You can find out more about the event on the Bodleian Digital Library Blog.