And so it begins…

Our mission (should we choose to accept it) consists of mapping the life and times of Darius Milhaud, with a particular focus on the time he spent in Germany. What statement does his relationship with different publishing companies make about the changing national...

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...

Cultural Diplomacy in 1924 Paris?

In addition to creating the map, many of us have taken on other projects in order to apply the data we’ve collected and (since we come from an interdisciplinary background) to explore our own interests. I sought to incorporate my interest in international...

Week One Check-In

Now that a week of this summer’s research project has passed into the abyss of the past without too many casualties, I believe I can say that I am finding a rhythm for my work. There is certainly a great deal to be done, and I am realizing that the time we have...