7.0474 NEH Summer Seminar: American Song & Culture (1/43)

Sun, 13 Feb 1994 19:43:57 EST

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 7, No. 0474. Sunday, 13 Feb 1994.

Date: Wed, 9 Feb 1994 21:04:05 -0500
From: John Spitzer <amsong@jhunix.hcf.jhu.edu>


NEH Summer Seminar

College teachers and independent scholars are invited to
apply to participate in this 7-week seminar in Baltimore,

Dates: June 20 to August 5, 1994
Location: Peabody Conservatory of Music
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore Maryland
Directors: John Spitzer and Ronald G. Walters
Stipend: $3,600
Application Deadline: March 1, 1994

The seminar will study 19th-century American song as a
manifestation of popular culture. Songs will be examined in
the contexts of political and social history, the history of the
entertainment industry, and 20th-century theories of popular
culture. Participants will work with primary sources: sheet
music in the collections of the Baltimore-Washington area.

The seminar aims to attract teachers and scholars from
diverse fields: historians, musicologists, librarians,
folklorists, and others. It is designed for teachers at 4-year
colleges, independent scholars, persons in non-academic
employment, and university teachers in departments that do
not offer a Ph.D. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or
foreign nationals who have resided in the U.S. for at least
3 years immediately preceding the application deadline.

For more information and/or application materials, respond
via one of the routes below. Include your current mailing
address, so we can send you an application.

Write: John Spitzer, Peabody Conservatory, One E. Mt.
Vernon Place, Baltimore, MD, 21202
Call: 410-659-8158
Fax: 410-685-0657

John Spitzer and Ron Walters