Introduction: Prof. Huck Hodge
Introduction: Prof. Huck Hodge
“We’re All Amateurs Now”
Brian M. Reed (Professor of English and Comparative Literature) will discuss how digital tools and access to social media outlets have gradually transformed his sense of what constitutes research and scholarship in the humanities. Why continue to write books that sell (if you’re lucky) five hundred copies when a blog post or online open access article can reach many more people? If we abandon print for born-digital projects, though, what are we losing and gaining? Do humanists have to retrain and master computer programming, statistics, and interface design? Do they have to blog, tweet, and otherwise try to draw attention to themselves in an entrepreneurial fashion if they want to have an impact inside and outside of the academy? Will they learn to collaborate more frequently with people in other fields than in the past? What challenges and opportunities face humanists as they try to preserve and curate hundreds of years of cultural artifacts that are analog-based and, in many cases, swiftly deteriorating (celluloid film, videotape, pre-digital photography)? What standards should we use to evaluate new forms of scholarship and research?
“Some people seem to have a problem with the fact that there’s an opera singer singing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl. People like this guy, (who’s he?) and this guy, who calls himself a reporter and should know better. So here are several pieces of information you should know about opera before you see Renee Fleming belt out the national anthem Sunday.”
Find out more at Huffington Post.
“Pete Seeger, the singer, folk-song collector and songwriter who spearheaded an American folk revival and spent a long career championing folk music as both a vital heritage and a catalyst for social change, died on Monday in Manhattan. He was 94.”
Read about Seeger’s life in The New York Times.
The University of Washington Music Library is pleased to share the new finding aid for the Eric Offenbacher collection of Mozart vocal recordings. Recordings in the Offenbacher Mozart Collection include Mozart operatic arias and ensembles, concert arias, lieder, and sacred music of Mozart. This extensive collection includes over 1500 recordings on 78 and LP. Offenbacher, a collector of Mozart recordings and manuscripts, donated his recording collection to the UW Music Library in 1978. His manuscripts and book materials became Harvard University’s “Biblioteca Mozartiana Eric Offenbacher.” Special thanks to music librarian John Gibbs for his work organizing and preserving this important collection and to Mark Carlson for his assistance setting up the finding aid.
For a full list of Music Library special collections, please see the Music Subject Guide.
“Fifty years ago, the governor of Indiana banned the Kingsmen’s Louie Louie for being obscene. The FBI then spent two years investigating its lyrics, cementing the song’s reputation as rock’s ultimate rebel anthem, recorded by everyone from the Stooges to the Clash”
Read the full story at The Guardian.
Do you use the Music Library or Music Library materials? Help us shape Music Library spaces and services by joining the Music Library Student Advisory Group (MLSAG). The MLSAG meets quarterly for an hour so the time commitment is low. We’re looking for new undergraduate and graduate student members. Interested in joining? Email Music Outreach Services Librarian, Verletta Kern at firstname.lastname@example.org
“Claudio Abbado, a conductor whose refined interpretations of a large symphonic and operatic repertory won him the directorships of several of the world’s most revered musical institutions — including La Scala, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Vienna State Opera and the Berlin Philharmonic — died on Monday at his home in Bologna, Italy. He was 80.”
Read about Abbado’s life at the New York Times.
The application for the 17th Annual UW Undergraduate Research Symposium is now open! The Symposium will be held on May 16, 2014 in Mary Gates Hall. Last year, more than 1,000 undergraduates participated.
To learn more and start an application, visit the Undergraduate Research Symposium section of the URP website. All UW undergraduates involved in research are encouraged to apply. The application deadline is February 24, 2014.
Not yet involved in research? Volunteer or stop by on the day of the event to learn more about the research that UW undergrads are participating in, from projects in synthetic chemistry to new ideas in the realm of dance.
If you have any questions, contact email@example.com.
Did you know that the Music Library has partnered with the Libraries’ Digital Initiatives unit to digitize several of our rare musical scores? These scores are available for browsing online. The latest scores to be added to our online collection include Lully Atys and a three volume set of Rossini’s La pietra del paragone. Find a full list of Music Library Special Collections on our subject guide under the Primary Sources tab.