Artists Make Archives Make Artists

Feb 26, 2013 | Events

My SphinxCon presentation laid out a very simple premise: that our diverse arts and culture archives should be considered an important hub in sustainably diverse arts ecosystems. I include my (rough) presentation notes below. Many thanks to Jaquay “J.J.” McNeal, Columbia College student and former CBMR student worker for his terrific work in designing the … 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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Diversity in the Performing Arts and SphinxCon!

Sep 24, 2012 | Events
Diversity in the Performing Arts and SphinxCon!

I know that the CBMR is honored to be a founding partner of SphinxCon, a national conference focused on issues of diversity in the arts developed and hosted by Aaron Dworkin’s Sphinx Organization. Speaking from a personal point of view, however, I am honored, excited, and hopeful. A conference of this type and scope is … 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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