Blog

2021

When Should You Reach out to a Funder?

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Speaking with a funder can be an effective way to see how your work best fits with current opportunities and priorities. This post offers pointers for how to initiate a conversation.

Building Jekyll Site Pages with Python

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After moving this site to jekyll, I developed a new python script to automatically generate individual pages for my teaching experiences. This post provides the code developed in a Jupyter notebook.

2020

Wrangling Humanities Data: Finding and Describing Data

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This post begins a series that will walk through basic steps in a data preservation and analysis workflow. This step walks through the process of creating essential preservation metadata to transform a group of files into an archivable package. This is the first post in the “Wrangling NEH Data” series.

Arts & Humanities Grants: Beyond Fellowships

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Researchers in the arts and humanities often seek support for their work through fellowships and other awards that support single investigators. But don’t forget to look beyond those programs when seeking funding!

Strategies for Arts & Humanities Federal Grants

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Ever wondered how to apply for a federal grant for your arts project? This post summarizes some of the current grant and fellowship programs for artists and humanists.

2018

Career Diversity in Ethnomusicology

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What paths might a career in ethnomusicology take? While teaching and research in academia are the most common, there are many varieties. This talk explored my own path and considers various ways that we might encourage greater “career diversity” in ethnomusicology.

2016

Play/back: The Challenge to Select in Audio Archives

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A condensed version of my introductory remarks at a panel of audio archives projects at the National Endowment for the Humanities “Play/back” symposium on audiovisual preservation, on September 30, 2016.