Map Gallery

Welcome to our Maps page! This portfolio features a wide range of projects that discuss engaging research questions using mapping techniques. Our research teams consistently add new projects that we think are worth sharing. To access a project you would like to explore, simply click on the corresponding image, and the map's page will appear.
The Life and Legacy of H.T. Burleigh (1866-1949)

The Life and Legacy of H.T. Burleigh (1866-1949)

The Life and Legacy of H.T. Burleigh (1866-1949)   Harry Thacker (H.T.) Burleigh is a name that joins countless others on a list of understudied composers and performers throughout history. Best known for his arrangements of concert spirituals, Burleigh was also...

American Southern Folk Song Collecting

American Southern Folk Song Collecting

Introduction ______________________________________________________ Welcome to the wonderful world of American Southern Folk Song! On this page, you will find: maps comparing different genres of music collected in the American South from 1923-1939, narrative maps...

Mapping the Salon

Mapping the Salon

Introduction This summer, I pursued an independent research project focusing on the salons of late 19th and early 20th century Paris. I set out to create a comprehensive map of salons from the era that listed relevant information so that students, scholars, and the...

Me, Milhaud, and the Motherland: Travels in Russia 90 Years Apart

Me, Milhaud, and the Motherland: Travels in Russia 90 Years Apart

  In March of 1926, Milhaud set off for the USSR to give a concert tour with fellow French pianist Jean Wiéner. Milhaud gave three concerts in Leningrad, and three in Moscow. Years later, he devoted nearly four pages in his autobiography My Happy Life to the...

Mapping Black Gospel Music

Mapping Black Gospel Music

Gospel is a musical culture that was born centuries ago. In the 16th century, when the slave trade began in North America, gospel music found its source. African men and women, who sang in different Homelands in Africa, now would sing together in America. From morning...

Mapping the Tours of the Fisk Jubilee Singers from 1871 to 1881

Mapping the Tours of the Fisk Jubilee Singers from 1871 to 1881

Introduction George L. White founded The Fisk Jubilee Singers in Nashville, Tennessee in 1871. The group was comprised of students attending Fisk University, an institution organized by the American Missionary Association for the education of freed slaves after the...

Comparative Composer Premieres

Comparative Composer Premieres

Welcome... This interactive map is meant to be a resource for scholars and the general public to delve into the world of 20th-century musical scholarship. The maps on this page encompass the premieres of Darius Milhaud, Francis Poulenc, Arthur Honegger, and Igor...

The Global Reception of Darius Milhaud’s Music, 1922-1933

The Global Reception of Darius Milhaud’s Music, 1922-1933

A French composer best known for his participation in the avant-garde “Groupe des Six” in the early 1920s, Darius Milhaud (1892-1974) struggled to win critical approval in the early part of his career. By documenting trends in concert programming and music criticism between 1922, when Milhaud first signed a contract with Vienna-based publisher Universal Edition, and 1933, when Milhaud’s reputation in France was firmly established, we’ve shown that Milhaud accurately reported his popularity in Central Europe, adding a crucial piece to the puzzle regarding his hard won official recognition in France.

The Travels of Josephine Baker and Sidney Bechet

The Travels of Josephine Baker and Sidney Bechet

Harlem, Paris, and Beyond This map explores the travels of Sidney Bechet, a jazz saxophonist and clarinetist, and Josephine Baker, a singer and music-hall star, during the 1920s. Both of these individuals were American performers who gained success during the Harlem...

Mapping “Slave Songs of the United States”

Mapping “Slave Songs of the United States”

Mapping Slave Songs of the United States Introduction Slave songs - spirituals, Old Plantation songs, songs of the contraband - form an important if often difficult to quantify or categorize phenomenon of American music history. Around the time of the Civil War...

Music in the Gulag

Music in the Gulag

Music in the Gulag Maps Scroll down to read about the project, see the maps, and find other related information. Or, use the navigation center below. Read about the project and research methods Overview Map Gulag "Theater Ensemble Collective" Map Lina Prokofiev Map...

Programs of Modern-Music Societies in New York, 1920-1931

Programs of Modern-Music Societies in New York, 1920-1931

This project is a companion to the appendix of Carol J. Oja's Making Music Modern, in which Oja compiles a list of programs of the following new-music organizations: Pro Musica Society American Music Guild International Composers' Guild League of Composers...

Venues in Paris and Worldwide

Venues in Paris and Worldwide

This Google Maps tool shows every single venue that is listed in our database to date. There are hundreds of them, yet clear patterns emerge. In Paris, you can see the tight cluster of jazz nightclubs around Place Pigalle in Montmartre, and the scores of venues in the...

The Second Viennese School in Paris

The Second Viennese School in Paris

This individual project focuses on studying the Parisian reception of the Second Viennese School through records of concert performances. In order to build a collection of records as comprehensive as possible, I referred to various primary and secondary sources, such...

Ballets Russes Maps

Ballets Russes Maps

Above is a Story Map created with ArcGIS that includes tabs of the six Ballets Russes Maps we have...

Jazz Venues

Jazz Venues

Parisians heard jazz in a variety of different types of venues during the interwar period. The...

Residences of Important Musical Figures

Residences of Important Musical Figures

The ultimate pursuit of this research has been to create interactive maps capable of displaying performances, venues, residences, and other geographical...

Venues in Paris by Type

Venues in Paris by Type

Both of the following maps visualize the locations of various musical venues around the city of Paris in 1924, with each category of venue (different kinds of theaters, concert halls, churches, etc.) represented by a different layer. The first map projects the layers...

Venues in Paris and Worldwide

Venues in Paris and Worldwide

This Google Maps tool shows every single venue that is listed in our database to date. There are hundreds of them, yet clear patterns emerge. In Paris,...

Map of Cinemas in 1924

Map of Cinemas in 1924

The ultimate pursuit of this research has been to create interactive maps capable of displaying performances, venues, residences, and other geographical...

January 1, 1924

January 1, 1924

The ultimate pursuit of this research has been to create interactive maps capable of displaying performances, venues, residences, and other geographical...

Russian Composers

Russian Composers

The ultimate pursuit of this research has been to create interactive maps capable of displaying performances, venues, residences, and other geographical...

Literary Figures Map

Literary Figures Map

The ultimate pursuit of this research has been to create interactive maps capable of displaying performances, venues, residences, and other geographical...

Beethoven Symphonies

Beethoven Symphonies

The ultimate pursuit of this research has been to create interactive maps capable of displaying performances, venues, residences, and other...

Beethoven’s Œuvre

Beethoven’s Œuvre

The ultimate pursuit of this research has been to create interactive maps capable of displaying performances, venues, residences, and other geographical...

The Unsuspecting Tour Guide

The Unsuspecting Tour Guide

The ultimate pursuit of this research has been to create interactive maps capable of displaying performances, venues, residences, and other geographical...