Sounding Spirit

Project Curriculum Vitae

The Sounding Spirit Collaborative values and acknowledges the contributions of all project team members. This project curriculum vitae (CV) details Sounding Spirit funding sources, as well as talks, presentations, publications, and workshops related to the project delivered by core team members, partners, and our editorial and advisory boards. The CV also includes the collaborative’s full teaching schedule as well as press coverage.

This documentation takes inspiration from the Project CV of the Colored Conventions Project, an inspiring digital scholarly initiative that draws on the practices and principles of the Colored Convention Movement it studies.

Sounding Spirit Project Curriculum Vitae

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National Grants

  • National Endowment for the Humanities, Humanities Collections and Reference Resources Grants, $344,687. “Sounding Spirit Digital Library: Digitizing Southern Vernacular Sacred Song.” Funding to expand and launch our digital library of vernacular sacred music from the US South published between 1850 and 1925. 2021–24. https://securegrants.neh.gov/publicquery/main.aspx?f=1&gn=PW-277494-21.
  • National Endowment for the Humanities, Scholarly Editions and Translations, $260,000. “Sounding Spirit: Scholarly Editions from the Southern Sacred Music Diaspora, 1850–1925.” Preparation of print and digital editions of five sacred music books including gospel, spirituals, hymn singing, and shape-note music. 2018–23. https://securegrants.neh.gov/publicquery/main.aspx?f=1&gn=RQ-260871-18.
  • National Endowment for the Humanities, Humanities Collections and Reference Resources Grants, $58,230. “Sounding Spirit Digital Library: Sacred Music from the Southern Diaspora, 1850–1925.” A planning project to develop our digital library of vernacular sacred music. 2019–20. https://securegrants.neh.gov/publicquery/main.aspx?f=1&gn=PW-264219-19.

Report

  • Karlsberg, Jesse P., and Erin Fulton. “Interinstitutional Thematic Collection Development: Technical and Procedural Considerations from the Sounding Spirit Digital Library.” White paper. National Endowment for the Humanities, July 2020. https://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/vmqr9.

Dataset

  • Fulton, Erin, and Jesse P. Karlsberg. “Checklist of Southern Sacred Music Imprints, 1850–1925.” UNC Dataverse, April 30, 2020. https://doi.org/10.15139/S3/VQT4D5.

Invited Talks

  • Doster, Meredith A. and Mark Simpson-Vos. “Heuristics of Relation: Sounding Spirit Scholarly Editions from the Southern Sacred Music Diaspora.” Talk presented at the Summit on Enhanced and Interactive Publications, Emory University, April 2021.
  • Karlsberg, Jesse P. “Overlays and Understories: OCR and Annotation in Sounding Spirit and Readux.” Talk presented at the Digital Humanities Colloquium, Sächsische Landesbibliothek – Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Dresden [Saxon State and University Library Dresden], Dresden, Germany (virtual), October 2020.
  • Karlsberg, Jesse P. “Optical Character Recognition in Sounding Spirit,” Talk presented at the Mellon Workshop on OCR and Digital Text Production, University of Maryland, College Park, January 2020.

Conference Presentations

  • Hopkins, Sara Snyder. “Reviving the (Art of Singing in the) Cherokee Language: A Critical Edition of the Cherokee Singing Book.” Conference paper presented at New Directions in Indigenous Book History, virtual, 2023 [accepted].
  • Karlsberg, Jesse P. “Competing for Common Ground: Genre and Format in J. S. James’s Sacred Tunes and Hymns (1913).” Conference paper presented at the Society for American Music, Minneapolis, MN, 2023 [accepted].
  • Doster, Meredith A. and Esther Morgan-Ellis. “Authentic Learning with Sounding Spirit.” Pedagogy collaborative presented at Teaching Music History, Kansas City, MO, and virtual, 2022.
  • Karlsberg, Jesse P. “Sounding Spirit and Readux: Cultural Paratext and Augmented Facsimile in Digital Scholarly Editions.” Conference paper presented at the Association for Computers in the Humanities, Pittsburgh, PA, 2019.

Panels and Workshops

  • Panel discussion: Meredith A. Doster (moderator); Jesse P. Karlsberg, James Abbington, and Sara Snyder Hopkins (panelists). “Editing Hymns and Race.” Hymns and Race: Agency, Mobility, Coloniality, Durham, UK (virtual), 2021.
  • Sectional presentation: Jesse P. Karlsberg and Meredith A. Doster (moderators); Jesse P. Karlsberg, Sara Snyder Hopkins, Sandra Jean Graham, and Kevin Kehrberg (presenters). “Sounding Spirit: Tunebooks and Sacred Songs from the US South.” Hymn Society of the United States and Canada, Atlanta, GA (virtual), 2020.
  • Workshop: Jesse P. Karlsberg, Meredith A. Doster, James Revell Carr, and Gregory Reish (workshop leaders). “Building Bridges, Sounding Spirits: Digitizing American Music.” Workshop presented at the Society for American Music, Minneapolis, MN (virtual), 2020.
  • Workshop: Jesse P. Karlsberg (panelist and workshop leader). “From Proposal to Score: A Workshop on Making and Using Critical Editions.” Society for American Music, New Orleans, LA, 2019.

Community Presentations

  • Invited presentation: Karlsberg, Jesse P. “What Can Singers Today Learn from the Original Sacred Harp (1911).” Talk presented at the Minnesota Sacred Harp Singing Convention, Shakopee, MN (virtual), September 2020.

Teaching

Spring 2023

  • Sounding Spirit Volume Summary Module: Meredith A. Doster (module instructor); Laura Pruett (course instructor). “Music and Spirituality,” lower level undergraduate course, Department of Music, Merrimack College, Spring 2023 [scheduled].
  • Sounding Spirit Volume Summary Module: Meredith A. Doster (module instructor); Reba Wissner (course instructor). “Writing About Music,” upper level undergraduate course, Public Musicology Certificate, Department of Music, Columbus State University, Spring 2023 [scheduled].
  • Sounding Spirit Volume Summary Module: Meredith A. Doster (module instructor); Kimberly Hieb (course instructor). “Music History Two” upper level undergraduate course, Department of Music, West Texas A&M University, Spring 2023 [scheduled].
  • Sounding Spirit Volume Summary Module: Meredith A. Doster (module instructor); Jesse P. Karlsberg (course instructor). “Digital Musicology,” upper level undergraduate course, Department of Music, Emory University, Spring 2023 [scheduled].

Fall 2022

  • Sounding Spirit Volume Summary Module: Meredith A. Doster (module instructor); Trevor McKenzie (course instructor). Local Music Traditions, masters level course, Appalachian Studies, Appalachian State University, Fall 2022.

Spring 2022

  • Sounding Spirit Volume Summary Module: Meredith A. Doster (module instructor); Esther Morgan-Ellis (course instructor). “Religious Music,” upper level undergraduate course, Department of Music, University of North Georgia, Spring 2022.
  • Sounding Spirit OCR Correction Module: Em Nordling (module instructor); Jesse P. Karlsberg (course instructor). “Digital Musicology,” upper level undergraduate course, Department of Music, Emory University, Spring 2022.
  • Sounding Spirit Songbook Condition Assessment Module: Lucy Wallitsch (module instructor); Jesse P. Karlsberg (course instructor). “Digital Musicology,” upper level undergraduate course, Department of Music, Emory University, Spring 2022.
  • Sounding Spirit Volume Summary Module: Meredith A. Doster (module instructor); Jesse P. Karlsberg (course instructor). “Digital Musicology,” upper level undergraduate course, Department of Music, Emory University, Spring 2022.