When: Wednesday March 20th, 12pm
Where: DH Active Learning Space, Food Science Building 4.58
Presentations last ~40mins, followed by short discussion
Building a Two-Way Street:
What DH Can Do for Sound Studies and What Sound Studies Can Do for DH
Dr. Jillian Rogers
As numerous historians of music and sound have pointed out, the humanities have often been slow to engage with sound and music. And yet, as digital humanists who work with sound recognize, sound offers provocative and innovative means for engaging with and examining history and culture. To be fair, though, music and sound scholars have also often been reticent to adopt digital methodologies and outputs in their scholarship. In this talk, I draw on my research on music, sound, and trauma in historical contexts, as well as my work with the digital humanities based SHOCC (Sonic Histories of Cork City) Project, and my experiences in teaching music and sound through digital media to undergraduate and postgraduate students, in order to suggest some of the ways in which digital humanities and sound/music studies might work together in ways that could be mutually beneficial.
About the Speaker
Dr. Jillian Rogers is Lecturer in Music at University College Cork. Jill’s research centers on music and sound as embodied phenomena, and, in particular, on relationships between music/sound and how people have historically experienced and coped with trauma. Her interests in French modernism, affect and psychoanalytic theory, sound studies, and trauma and performance studies coalesce in her current book project, Resonant Recoveries: French Music and Trauma Between the Wars (forthcoming from OUP). In addition to currently co-editing special issues of Nineteenth-Century Music Review and Women and Music, Jill is a founding researcher for the Sonic Histories of Cork City Project.