Fortnight in Paris: Reflections

The last blog post I made was right before I got on a plane to Paris to do archival research. And now, after two weeks, I have the opportunity to reflect a little bit on the time I spent there. It was a fantastic blur of research, sight-seeing, and LOTS of walking. I...

Paris Bound!

Tomorrow at 2:25 pm I embark on a research adventure to the City of Lights! I am crossing the Atlantic to navigate a totally different research world, armed with little more than a letter from Professor Epstein, a friendly smile, and two years of French language...

Musings of a Digital Humanities Convert

As a humanist, I have a natural aversion to technology. I lump digital technology into the camp of “those math and science people,” rarely post on social media, and regularly participate in the discourse that criticizes recent technological advancement for “taking...

La Princesse de Polignac: Defender of Modernism

  In Alex Ross’s book The Rest is Noise, he paints a fascinating picture of the musical life of the twentieth century. He interweaves detailed descriptions of composers, patrons, venues, and music theory to explore what the twentieth century might have sounded...