The Sounds of Federal Hill

I want to use my public humanities project to explore what it might mean to make audible associative layers or continua between sound and music; between the informal, everyday, and ephemeral and the formal, instituted, permanent; and between the political necessities of a black music archive historically and in a so-called “post-racial” present. Again, not … Read more »

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Fellow’s Talk: What am I Doing Here?

In my fellow’s talk–Sound, Place, and Black Music Archives–with the Public Humanities folks at the JNBC (aka the public humans) I started pulling in the pieces that I want to shape an ongoing project that will explore connections between the work of culturally-specific sound archives and the cultural geographies of which they are a part. … Read more »

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Archives and Activism

Did you know that this week is New York Archives Week? I didn’t–until it was too late!   The Archivists Roundtable of New York is hosting a symposium on Archives and Activism  to celebrate and I am missing it today (check out the twitter trails via hashtag #archact). Anyway, its too bad I’m missing it, because … Read more »

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I made it!

I made it!

I made it to Providence and to Brown where I am now a proud official member of the JNB Center Public Humanities team. I had my first brief visit to campus and the Center yesterday and met a whole slew of first and second year Public Humanities masters students as well as Tyler Denmead, postdoc … Read more »

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Re/Sounding the Black Music Archive

Re/Sounding the Black Music Archive

I am gearing up for my fall semester in Providence Rhode Island where I will be a John Nicholas Brown Center Public Humanities Fellow from September through December. The JNBC helps connect academic communities and the broader public through history, art, and culture. This is my jam. You can check out their website here. The … Read more »

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