The European Union has appointed Professor Aniebiet Inyang Ntui as a Stakeholder Member of the Polifonia Project.
Polifonia is a 3M€ project funded by the EU Horizon 2020 Programme that will run from January 2021 until April 2024 to recreate the connections between music, people, places and events from the sixteenth century to the modern day.
The appointment was made public through the project website. The Polifonia consortium is an interdisciplinary team of passionate researchers and music lovers: computer scientists, anthropologists and ethnomusicologists, historians of music, linguists, musical heritage archivists, cataloguers and administrators, and creative professionals.
The University Librarian of the University of Calabar, Professor Aniebiet Inyang Ntui, who was recently named as the “Most Read Researcher in Nigeria” will join 7 other researchers from the University Utrecht, Complutense University of Madri and Ukranian Intangible Heritage Center to constitute the Stakeholder Community. They are set to have the inaugural meeting of the Network at the Conservatoire national des arts et métiers in Paris on the 20th of September 2022 where they will pilot demos and give feedback on the prototypes of tools and technologies.