I am a PhD student at the Department of Digital Humanities at King’s College London, where I also work part-time as a Postgraduate Research Assistant.

I am interested in text encoding and digital publication of academic output and my research focuses on the production and publication of music scores. I am working with the Weber Gesamtausgabe in Germany for the creation of a digital critical edition of Carl Maria von Weber’s opera Der Freischütz. I am interested in the formalization of interpretation that text encoding can offer for music editions and I find the flexible digital medium an ideal publishing environment for complex and multi-layered academic editions of music.

I chair the Special Interest Group in Music within the Text Encoding Initiative, where we deal with digital representation of documents containing both text and music notation.

I studied Digital Humanities in Pisa, Italy, where I learned about several humanities disciplines and humanities computing methodologies. For my MA in Digital Humanities at King’s, I focused more on musicology and issues of text encoding. My background is interdisciplinary and this makes choosing a side particularly difficult for me, but I’d pick Technologies for now, as I like getting my hands dirty with some code.

To get in touch with me, please email raffaele@interface2011.org.uk