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RQ-260871-18
Sounding Spirit: Scholarly Editions of Southern Sacred Music, 1851–1911
Jesse Karlsberg, Emory University

Grant details: https://securegrants.neh.gov/publicquery/main.aspx?f=1&gn=RQ-260871-18

From Proposal to Score: A Workshop on Making and Using Critical Editions (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: From Proposal to Score: A Workshop on Making and Using Critical Editions
Author: Jesse P. Karlsberg
Author: John Graziano
Author: Jessica Getman
Author: Leta Miller
Author: Ryan Bañagale
Abstract: This workshop brings together scholars and editors from the Society to provide attendees with information about critical editions and assistance with projects of their own. The first part of the workshop will feature a panel in which representatives from Recent Researches in American Music, Music of the United States of America, Sounding Spirit, and the George and Ira Gershwin Critical Edition will introduce their series and discuss the value of their scores to scholars, performers, and teachers. The second part of the workshop will consist of three simultaneous breakout sessions on different aspects of making a critical edition. One will focus on writing proposals, another will deal with issues that arise when working with archival materials, and the third will concern making a critical score. In these sessions, leaders will introduce the topic, share some of their experiences, and/or lead activities. At the end of the sessions, attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss their own projects with the leaders and other participants.
Date: 03/22/2019
Primary URL: https://docs.google.com/document/d/18DLtV-Nj2Qhfa8gASdcnjCIgVeNVjtwmnR6NkSCuECs/edit?usp=sharing
Primary URL Description: Society for American Music 2019 Conference Program
Conference Name: Society for American Music

Sounding Spirit and Readux: Cultural Paratext and Augmented Facsimile in Digital Scholarly Editions (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Sounding Spirit and Readux: Cultural Paratext and Augmented Facsimile in Digital Scholarly Editions
Author: Jesse P. Karlsberg
Abstract: Understanding significant gospel, spirituals, and shape-note music songbooks from the late nineteenth to early twentieth centuries involves looking beyond text and music to paratextual elements ranging from music notation system to format and page dimension to evidence of use that are important markers of these works’ cultural context. Yet most recent approaches to digital music editions, and digital editions generally, erase these markers of bibliographic form, centering new digital renderings of encoded music and text in the user’s browsing experience. In this paper, I discuss the NEH-funded forthcoming series of digital critical editions of vernacular sacred American music books from 1850–1925, Sounding Spirit, which employs Readux, a new platform for annotating and publishing digital scholarly editions developed by Emory’s Center for Digital Scholarship (ECDS), which emphasizes books’ bibliographic forms in their digital expression. Readux is a Django/Python application that builds on the Mirador image viewer and IIIF protocol to augment annotated digitized books with transparently rendered text in a seamless digital interface. By retaining bibliographical forms in digital (music) editions, new critical editions can better subject to analysis technologies of print that meaningfully express these works’ contexts before and after the turn of the twentieth century, a time of great dramatic demographic and cultural change that shaped intersections of race, religion, region, and music in the United States. This presentation articulates the value of an approach to digital editions that centers cultural paratext through augmented facsimile and describes the Readux platform that enables Sounding Spirit to adopt this approach to digital critical editing.
Date: 07/25/2019
Primary URL: https://www.conftool.org/ach2019/index.php?page=browseSessions&form_session=133&presentations=show
Primary URL Description: Embodied Archives Paper Session Overview, Association for Computers and the Humanities 2019
Conference Name: Association for Computers and the Humanities


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