Final Reflections

This semester has been a wild ride. We have worked independently on individual projects, yes, but we have also engaged with a plethora of scholarly material, mostly in the digital humanities. On top of this, we have met in person and Skyped with several scholars who...

Where’s the John Green Crash Course in Web Design?

As the project nears its end, we must design our pages for the Musical Geography website. A lot of factors come into play here: How do I display my maps? How do I make sure people are interested in what I have to say? How do I make sure I don’t forget anything?...

Mapping Uncertainty

Since our maps are made for an undergraduate research class, we cannot possibly be as in-depth and comprehensive as we would if we had years to work and collect data and find specific coordinates. Due to the nature of Gulag accounts, it’s difficult enough to...

Gulag Survivors’ Stories

In looking for instances of music in the Gulag, I found that most books about Russian music of the time omit tales from the Gulag. I do not know why. However, I also started reading anthologies of Gulag survivors’ stories, and they richly detail the musical life...