(First paragraphs.) — The notion of “mental time” refers to the experience and awareness of time, including that of past, present, and future, and that of the passing of time. This experience and awareness of time raises a number of puzzling questions. How do we experience time? What exactly do we experience when we experience time? Do we actua…[Read more]
Published 5/4/2016: A deconstruction of distant reading and a close reading of Jorge Luis Borges’ “On Rigor in Science.” The undecidability of the political and conceptual borders of the story challenges the possibility of any absolutist and orientalist cartographic project (such as Moretti’s literary mapmaking). Implications for the digital…[Read more]
Emery Stephens deposited Diversifying the Playing Field: Solo Performance of African American Spirituals and Art Songs by Voice Students from All Racial Backgrounds in the group Ethnomusicology on Humanities Commons 2 days, 10 hours ago
To further promote the performance of African American spirituals and art songs, this article offers a different perspective – direct response from collegiate voice students, voice teachers, vocal coaches, and professional singers. In the spring of 2005, “The African American Art Song Survey” was developed and disseminated through the Internet to…[Read more]
Claudia Ruitenberg’s recent work on democratic education has spurred an important debate.1 On the one hand, philosophers of educa-tion such as Amy Guttman and Dennis Thompson, and more recently Tomas Englund, draw from John Rawls and Jürgen Habermas to claim that democratic education should be rooted in deliberative competence, consensus pr…[Read more]
Availability of vocal music scores compilations containing art songs by African American composers. Supplemental content accompanying the book, So You Want to Sing Spirituals.
Of the 762 brass bands I have records of from County Durham, around 130 were colliery bands (and more of them would have been directly connected to the local colliery, even if not specifically named after the mine or mining company). This article looks briefly at the history of the Durham Miners’ Gala and the colliery bands that performed at it.
Alyssa Barna replied to the topic PMIG Meeting Reminder in the discussion Society for Music Theory – Popular Music Interest Group on Humanities Commons 1 week, 1 day ago
You can absolutely edit the document yourself—the middle “edit” tab (between “Read” and “History” tabs) on the Bibliography Doc will allow you to type into the document. If your citations fit underneath the categories that already exist, you can just add them in and try to include some of the tags listed (or create and list new o…[Read more]
As the digital humanities have rapidly gained prominence and attention over the last decade, learning has shifted from individual experiences at training environments such as THATCamps and Institutes to more formal institutional instruction. This means that the number of people teaching digital humanities (DH) has had to increase. Who are these…[Read more]
Noriko Manabe replied to the topic PMIG Meeting Reminder in the discussion Society for Music Theory – Popular Music Interest Group on Humanities Commons 1 week, 2 days ago
Hi, I have updates I’d like to make to the bibliography, but I can’t make it to SMT this year—it conflicts with SEM, where I’m a board member. Is it possible for me to edit the document, or should I email someone my suggestions?
Opening keynote address on the conference theme of Global Digital Society: Impacts on Humanities and Social Sciences. The topic of disruptive technology and our calling suited the author’s background in online education and international faculty development. The author has also worked for the impact to go the other way, from the Humanities and…[Read more]
Alyssa Barna started the topic PMIG Meeting Reminder in the discussion Society for Music Theory – Popular Music Interest Group on Humanities Commons 1 week, 3 days ago
Our Popular Music Interest Group meeting will take place at SMT 2019 in Columbus, OH, on Saturday 11/9 from 12:30 to 1:30 in Taft C.
We will be reviewing and revising the bylaws at this meeting, so please take a moment to review them in advance. The proposed edits and draft of the bylaws can be found here, with several helpful…[Read more]
In this paper, we offer an analysis of the because X construction as non-elliptical structures. Beside English, Dutch, and German, similar constructions exist in a number of other languages as well. Furthermore, there are also constructions, albeit formally similar and diachronically related to because X, that are ellipses because they can be…[Read more]
This report describes a collection of 210,305 volumes of fiction that researchers are encouraged to borrow for their own work. Alternately, readers can simply browse the report as a description of English-language fiction in HathiTrust Digital Library. For instance, how does the proportion of fiction written by British authors or by women change…[Read more]
Polly Mortimer deposited Anatomy of a Choir: an ethnographic study of the Choir with No Name, and its contribution to the enhancement of wellbeing and a sense of community among its members. in the group Ethnomusicology on Humanities Commons 2 weeks, 3 days ago
This is a ‘study of a choir’; the author joined the choir for three months and participated in every aspect, from rehearsals, dinners, a meeting to a gig. They chatted to the members, sang with them and talked to the choir leader and manager about everything from the ethos of the choir, to whether meat was served often enough at dinner. It was the…[Read more]
Article for the exhibition catalogue “Hagenbund. A European network of modernism 1900 to 1938” (2014)
Gavin Holman deposited Brass Band Archive Recordings – a brief guide to recordings of brass bands in libraries, museums and other archives in the group Ethnomusicology on Humanities Commons 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Brass bands are, of course, musical organisations first and foremost, and the bulk of their heritage is bound up in the hundreds of thousands of concerts, marches, contests and other performances they have provided their audiences with over the years. Very few of these live performances were ever recorded, at least until recent years, and we must…[Read more]
During the 1890s and early parts of the 20th century a type of band arose using kazoo-type instruments. Zobo instruments, based on kazoo principles, were invented and developed in the USA in the early 1890s, rapidly becoming a new craze for a while. When the instruments spread to the UK the bands that were formed using them were largely “comic”…[Read more]
Colorful Japanese-style graphics and photos presenting a little-known cultural story that did not quite prevent the Pacific War but engendered goodwill and a diminutive historical trail.
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