Thursday, February 3, 2011

Women Who Rock Conference- February 17-18, 2011

Come support Priya and Mandy as we lead a workshop on women of color in Seattle's music scene!

Registration is free

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Women Who Rock Research Project

1. Women Who Rock Research Project (WWRRP) supports, develops, and circulates scholarship and cultural production by faculty, graduate students, undergraduates and cultural producers across disciplines, both within and outside the University, who examine the politics of gender, race, and sexuality generated by popular music. Its goal is to generate dialogue between academic researchers and music practitioners, and provide a focal point from which to build and strengthen relationships between local musicians and their communities, and educational institutions.

2. Digital Oral History Project, cross-sectoral development:

Collaborating with the UW Women Who Rock Collective of graduate students and Seattle musicians, the Women Who Rock Research Project will sponsor the collection and processing of oral histories documenting the important role of women in the history of music locally and nationally. The archive created through this project will be made available online and seeks to promote cross-sectoral partnership by sharing archival material archive with museums and through the co-development of on-line exhibits and curriculum. A pilot for the oral history project is currently in development with UW Libraries Digital Initiatives with School of Music grad. student Kim Carter Munoz conducting and editing interviews.

3. Support of Undergraduate and Graduate Courses: Winter Women Studies Graduate course, "Making a Scene: Girls and Boys Play Indie-Rock" Gender, Music, Nation AES 498 / WOMEN 542.

4 .Women Who Rock Research Project also supports academic courses by providing opportunities for students to learn about the process of oral histories and to conduct them. Archived material also provides content for courses and well as guest lectures by cultural producers in local and national. The project also supports student learning by providing opportunities for the generation of original student research and cultural production.

5. The “Women Who Rock: Making Scenes, Building Communities” conference aims to be an annual event, will also introduce the initial phase of the Women Who Rock Oral History project. At the conference, we will generate contacts for future oral histories.

6. Both graduate courses (Women 542) and undergraduate courses (AES 498) support the digital oral history project and the Women Who Rock conference. In other words, Women 542, the Women Who Rock Digital oral history project and the one-day Women Who Rock conference are integrated projects which are contained under the umbrella of the Women Who Rock Project.

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