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Upcoming Chapter on Location in Popular Song

November 12, 2016 – Jake Arthur

I am contributing a chapter to the upcoming book Coming of Age: Teaching and Learning Popular Music in America, edited by Carlos Xavier Rodriguez and published by Maize Books. My chapter investigates the locations songwriters Bruce Springsteen and Tom Waits...

Apple Picking at Erwin Orchards

November 01, 2016

A subgroup of SMR went apple picking during the first weekend of October at Erwin Orchards in South Lyon, Michigan. The weather was beautiful and the fresh apple cider doughnuts and ice cream sundaes were even more so! A quick...
Summer Latin in Toronto and Historical Notations at Yale

Summer Latin in Toronto and Historical Notations at Yale

October 18, 2016 – William van Geest

I spent six glorious weeks in what at times seems like a terrestrial civitas Dei—Toronto, of course—studying medieval Latin at the Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto. In addition to grinding through a variety of texts with a variety...

Germany and the Czech Republic

October 03, 2016 – Kája Lill

This summer, my wife and I spent two months in Dresden studying German at the Goethe Institute on a grant from the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst. Before returning to the United States, I also spent some time at the Janáček Archives...
Music and Print Culture: Summer Research at New College, Oxford.

Music and Print Culture: Summer Research at New College, Oxford.

September 29, 2016 – Anne Heminger

This summer, I spent a month as a visiting fellow at New College, Oxford, thanks to the generous support of the Huntington Library. One of the chapters in my dissertation focuses on music and print culture, examining how people produced...