Will this be available in Aviary?
On 11/17/2022 7:47 AM, ARSC Continuing Education Series wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> A final reminder that *today* the Association for Recorded Sound Collections
> <http://www.arsc-audio.org/index.php> invites you to join us for the latest
> installment in our Continuing Professional Education series of webinars ––
> a roundtable conversation about the stewardship of ethnographic sound
> collections. *As always, this program is free and open to the public*.
> *ARSC Continuing Education Webinar Series Presents:*
> Stewarding Ethnographic Sound Collections
> Led by *Alan Burdette, Tami Hohn, Allison McClanahan, Guha Shankar, Alan
> Burdette, *and* John Vallier*
> *Nov 17, 2022 1PM EST/10AM PST*
> To register, click here: https://bit.ly/3G8EvJ4
> It began in 1890 with Jesse Walter Fewkes, a zoologist by training,
> trekking to Maine with a cylinder recorder. His mission? To "capture"
> sounds from the Passamaquoddy Tribe.
> The 31 wax cylinders he recorded as part of this expedition are regarded as
> the first ethnographic field recordings. In the 130 plus years since then,
> anthropologists, ethnomusicologists, and linguists have generated troves of
> sound recordings documenting the music, languages, and culture of people
> from around the globe. Motivations have been many. Some recordists were
> spurred on by a desire to "salvage" or save sounds being erased by colonial
> encroachment and resulting genocides. Others were concerned with the
> "cultural gray-out" brought about by the popular commercialization and
> feared homogenization of music. [related: what were the motivations of
> native ethnographers/documentarians like Frances LaFlesche?]
> Whatever the motivation, many of these collections were deposited in
> European and North American sound archives. Framed another way, these
> sounds were extracted from communities of origin and housed in locations
> that were, practically speaking, inaccessible to many, including those
> heard on the recordings.
> With this discussion, archivists, curators, and educators from the Library
> of Congress, Indiana University's Archives of Traditional Music, and the
> University of Washington in Seattle, will discuss the challenges and
> opportunities of working with such collections. From murky ethical and
> rights related issues to the way in which such recordings can stoke
> Indigenous language revitalization projects, please join us for a
> discussion about both the perils and promise of ethnographic sound archives
> Funded by a grant from the National Recording Preservation Board,
> administered by the Council on Library and Information Resources.
> *Alan Burdette* has been the Director of the Indiana University Libraries
> Archives of Traditional Music since 2007 where he is responsible for
> day-to-day operations and long-term planning. He was part of the planning
> team for IU’s large scale media preservation effort (MDPI). He formerly
> served as the Executive Director of the Society for Ethnomusicology and as
> Director of the EVIA Digital Archive Project, and Associate Director of
> IU’s Institute for Digital Arts and Humanities. He holds a Ph.D. in
> Folklore and Ethnomusicology from Indiana University, where he currently
> also serves as an adjunct professor.
> *Guha Shankar *is Folklife Specialist at the American Folklife Center,
> Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. At the Center he develops a range of
> multi-media productions, documentation initiatives and public outreach
> programs. He serves as co-director of the Civil Rights History Project, an
> initiative to document, preserve and provide access to born-digital oral
> histories with activists in the Black Freedom Struggle. He is the
> coordinator of Ancestral Voices, a collections management and co-curation
> project undertaken in collaboration with indigenous communities. Shankar
> conducts workshops in ethnographic research methods and skills-based
> training in field documentation in a range of communities and institutions.
> His research interests and publications include ethnographic media
> production, intangible cultural heritage and intellectual property issues
> in indigenous communities, and cultural politics and performance in the
> Caribbean. Shankar earned his Ph.D. in 2003 from the Department of
> Anthropology, University of Texas at Austin, with a concentration in
> Folklore and Public Culture.
> *Allison McClanahan* is the Collections and Cataloging Librarian at the
> Archives of Traditional Music, where she is responsible for managing public
> and technical services. Her duties include reference, library maintenance,
> cataloging, collection management, and outreach. She also conducts tours of
> the ATM and instruction sessions for courses relevant to the scope of ATM
> collections. Allison's research interests include representation and
> description of indigenous and marginalized groups in cataloging and
> description systems, instruction using ethnographic primary sources,
> audiovisual and ethnographic field collection cataloging, and the
> intersections of public and technical services in libraries and archives. She
> received her Master of Library Science with specializations in music
> librarianship and archives & records management from Indiana University
> Bloomington in 2016.
> *Tami Hohn* (Puyallup) is an Assistant Teaching Professor at the University
> of Washington (UW) Department of American Indian Studies. In this role she
> teaches the Southern Lushootseed language and acts as the first Native
> Knowledge In Residence Coordinator for UW’s Center for American Indian and
> Indigenous Studies (CAIIS). Hohn joined the Department of American Indian
> Studies informally in Autumn 2017 by teaching free, drop-in language
> learning and conversation sessions with her colleague Nancy Jo Bob. By the
> following Autumn, 2018, Hohn was teaching a year-long for-credit course in
> Salish Language. More information about Tami Hohn can be found here:
> *John Vallier *is Head of the Ethnomusicology Archives at the University of
> Washington (UW) in Seattle. In this role he attempts to steward a
> collection of over 50,000 recordings and films documenting global,
> regional, and local music traditions. At UW he also teaches on such topics
> as remix studies, Seattle music, and the colonial legacy of ethnomusicology
> archives. For the next three years he is managing UW's participation in a
> collaborative curation project led by Professor Kimberly Christen
> (Washington State University) and in partnership with nine Native Tribes.
> Before coming to UW, John was the archivist at the UCLA Ethnomusicology
> Archive where he led repatriation efforts and helped develop documentation
> partnerships with Los Angeles-based non-profits.
> We hope to see you there!
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