Christopher Cotter Presents at Economic History Association Conference

September 30, 2016

Assistant Professor of Economics Christopher Cotter attended the annual conference of the Economic History Association (EHA) in Boulder, Colorado, in early September. Cotter led the EHA’s Job Market Workshop, in which recent job market candidates provide advice and personal experience to economic history PhD students who will soon be on the market themselves.

T.S. McMillin Participates in U.N. Dialogue

September 6, 2016

This past summer, Professor of English T.S. McMillin took part in the United Nations dialogue on Harmony with Nature. The dialogue, with contributions from 127 “Experts of the Knowledge Network” representing eight disciplines, resulted in a report to the General Assembly released August 1, 2016. McMillin was asked to discuss Philosophy and Ethics. Some of his research on the Los Angeles River will appear in the forthcoming volume The Politics of Fresh Water: Access, Conflict, and Identity (Routledge 2017).

Professor of Hispanic Studies Sebastian Faber publishes articles

August 17, 2016

Professor of Hispanic Studies Sebastiaan Faber has co-authored an article on Barcelona’s new city government for an ongoing series in The Nation called “Cities Rising.” He also has a review essay on Adam Hochschild’s new book in the current issue of Foreign Affairs. Earlier this year, he co-authored several articles in The Nation on Spanish politics, while regularly publishing pieces in the Spanish magazines FronteraD, La Marea, and Contexto.

Jennifer Fraser Gives Talk at Indonesian University

August 5, 2016

Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology and Anthropology Jennifer Fraser will deliver the talk “Playing with Men: Female Singers, Porno Lyrics, and the Male Gaze in a Sumatran Vocal Genre” on Wednesday, August 10, at Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Fraser has been conducting research in Sumatra, Indonesia, for approximately five weeks.

More information about her talk can be found on the Gadja Mada University website.

Paper by Kathy Abromeit Wins Award

July 26, 2016

The paper “Navigating ‘Multiple Choice’ to ‘Research as a Process’: the Neuroscience of Teaching the First-year Music Student” by Kathy Abromeit, public services librarian in the Conservatory Library, was selected as the winner of the "best of chapter" competition at the 74th Annual Meeting of the Midwest Chapter of the Music Library Association (MLA). Abromeit presented the paper at the meeting, which took place October 15-17 in Louisville, Kentucky.

The paper is now in the running for the national "best of" competition between all MLA chapters.

Roderic Knight Publishes

July 12, 2016

Roderic Knight, emeritus professor of ethnomusicology, has published the article “A new look at classification and terminology for musical instruments” in the Galpin Society Journal. Published in England, the Galpin Society Journal is the principal outlet for the scientific study of musical instruments. Knight takes on the venerable Hornbostel-Sachs classification system, published in German in 1914, with an English translation in this same journal in 1961, and proposes improvements and additions to it. A special appeal for Oberlinians is the inclusion of two color photos of the electro-mechanical siren on Oberlin Fire Truck #42, which is, in the jargon, a pulsating blown aerophone. Emeritus professor of Physics Bruce Richards was Knight’s consultant on technical matters.

Elle Magazine Recognizes Courses by Margaret Kamitsuka, Anu Needham

July 7, 2016

The courses Theologies of Abortion (taught by Margaret Kamitsuka, Francis W. and Lydia L. Davis associate professor of religion) and Women In/and Bollywood (taught by Anu Needham, Donald R. Longman professor of English) were included in the Elle magazine article “63 College Classes That Give Us Hope for the Next Generation.” See the article on this web page.

Michael Lynn Publishes

July 7, 2016

Michael Lynn, professor of recorder and Baroque flute, has published the article “The Development of the Flute in 19th-Century France” in the summer 2016 issue of The Flutist Quarterly, the official magazine of the National Flute Association (NFA). In the article, Lynn shares a great deal about Oberlin, his flute project and the Selch Collection of American Music History, which was donated by Frederick and Patricia Selch.

NFA members can access the magazine online on this web page.