AMS / Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum Lecture Series
The American Musicological Society and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum (RRHOFM) in Cleveland, Ohio, are collaborating on a new lecture series that brings scholarly work to a broader audience and showcases the musicological work of the top scholars in the field.
- Spring 2017 (date TBA): Daniel Goldmark (Case Western Reserve University): "Anthologizing Rock and Roll: Rhino Records and the Repackaging of Rock History"
- Fall 2017 (date TBA): Tammy Kernodle (Miami University of Ohio): "Hope for a New Tomorrow: Transcendence and Resistance in the Gospel Blues of Nina Simone, Aretha Franklin, Mavis Staples and Roberta Flack"
- Spring 2018 (date TBA): Joshua S. Duchan (Wayne State University): "Billy Joel and the American Musical Landscape"
Call for Lecture Proposals
Follow this link for full instructions if you are interested in participating in the AMS/RRHOFM Lecture Series. The next deadline is 16 January 2018 .
Steven Baur (Dalhousie University), fall 2016: “Toward a Cultural History of the Backbeat”
Jacqueline Warwick (Dalhousie University), spring 2016: “Dad Rock and Child Stars”
Stephanie Vander Wel (University at Buffalo (SUNY)), fall 2015: "Rose Maddox’s Roadhouse Vocality and the California Sound of 1950s Rockabilly and Honky-Tonk"
Mark Clague (University of Michigan), spring 2015: "'This Is America': Jimi Hendrix’s Reimaginings of the 'The Star-Spangled Banner' as Social Comment for Woodstock and Beyond"
Samantha Bennett (Australian National University), fall 2014: "Rock, Recording and Rebellion: Technology and Process in 1990s Record Production"
Christopher Doll (Rutgers University), spring 2014: "Nuclear Holocaust, the Kennedy Assassination, and 'Louie Louie': The Unlikely History of Sixties Rock and Roll"
Loren Kajikawa (University of Oregon), September 2013: "Before Rap: DJs, MCs, and Pre-1979 Hip Hop Performances"
Andrew Flory (Carleton College), December 2012: "Reissuing Marvin: Musicology and the Modern Expanded Edition"
David Brackett (McGill University), April 2012: "Fox-Trots, Hillbillies, and the Classic Blues: Categorizing Popular Music in the 1920s"
Albin Zak (University at Albany, SUNY), October 2011: "'A Thoroughly Bad Record': Elvis Presley’s 'Hound Dog' as Rock and Roll Manifesto"