23 April 1827: Following the death of Beethoven, the Observer publishes a personal account of the eccentric and prodigiously talented composer. Read the story at the Guardian.
How does your research relate to EQUITY? Tell the UW community at Scholars’ Studio!
Submit a proposal by Friday, October 28th, for a 5-minute lightning talk and join us at the 2016-2017 Scholars’ Studio series. Scholars’ Studio is a fun, informal event featuring 10 presentations (5 minutes each) from an interdisciplinary group of graduate students and postdocs.
Hosted by the UW Libraries Research Commons and the UW Graduate School CORE Programs, Scholars’ Studio gives students the opportunity to share their research across disciplines, make connections and build presentation skills.
Scholars’ Studio: EQUITY
Thursday, November 17th
4:00 – 6:00 pm
Presentation Place, The Research Commons, Allen Library South
Need ideas? Think: Social justice. Race. Employment. Environmental justice. Oppression & resistance. Gender. Education. Accessibility. Class. Health care. Equal opportunity. Immigration. Law. Housing. Bias. Citizenship. Disparities. Technology. Environment. Connect your research!
Learn more and submit a short 150-word proposal here: http://commons.lib.washington.edu/scholarsstudio
To request disability accommodation as a presenter or attendee, contact the Disability Services Office at 206.543.6450 (voice), 206.543.6452 (TTY), 206.685.7264 (FAX), or firstname.lastname@example.org, preferably at least 10 days in advance of the event.
Please join the UW Libraries at these two upcoming events!
Hacking the Academy: Simpson Center Digital Humanities Summer Fellows Showcase
October 24, 4-5pm, Research Commons, Room Green A
Each year the Walter Chapin Simpson Center for the Humanities offers four faculty and four graduate students funding to create a digital humanities project. Learn more about this program and see examples of the work created by a sampling of this year’s Summer Fellows. This is also a great program for those who want to learn more about the work of digital humanists!
Hacking the Academy: Open in Action
October 26, 4-5pm, Research Commons, Room Green A
Come celebrate Open Access Week by hearing how UW faculty and staff are working to keep their work open. Four short talks will offer examples of openness through public scholarship, open science, and through the creation of open textbooks. There will be plenty of time following the short talks for your own questions and discussion around our theme “open in action”.
These programs are part of a new program series we’re piloting in the Libraries this year called Hacking the Academy. The series is designed to explore interdisciplinary trends in how scholarship is produced, evaluated, archived, and reused through showcases, discussions, and lectures. Watch for more Hacking the Academy events later this year. Learn more about these events on our Digital Scholarship website.
The classical establishment may soon have to figure out where to put contemporary composers, if only for its own survival. Read more at the Independent.
Voice teachers and singers understand that physical posture directly affects the quality of the singing voice. Posture is usually addressed in the first voice lesson, and in this age of more casual stances, singers typically need numerous reminders about this issue. Continue reading the article here.
Illuminated manuscripts were not just for monks. A prayer book made for a French woman in the 1280s is among the bright exhibits in the stunning exhibition Colour, at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge. She must have been well-off, because the illuminations gleam with gold. Read more at the Telegraph.
The Cultural Revolution had catastrophic consequences for musicians in China, where listening to Beethoven became a political crime. Fifty years on, how have attitudes changed? Read the article at the Guardian.
For centuries, cathedral and college choir across Britain have been exclusively populated by school-age boys – but with the admission of girls, an outdated practice is finally breaking down. Read the article at the Guardian.
Marin Alsop, music director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, stated a question that’s been lurking around the edges of the orchestra world. That is: Is the main purpose of orchestras to play great music, as well as humanly possible? And if not, what is it? Read the story at the Washington Post.
Among the exhibits on display at the Royal Academy of Music during its centenary tribute to the violinist Yehudi Menuhin is a single page of a Bach violin sonata. The printed page is darkened with Menuhin’s pencil markings fixing the contours of a phrase, the direction of bow strokes, fingerings, the speed and width of vibrato: the expression, in graphite, of a player’s interpretation and craft. Read more at the New York Times.