Instructor: Lewis Glinert, Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and Literatures
Overview: As Jewish and Hebrew studies and the study of music develop at Dartmouth, Jewish musical and spoken voice recordings must figure prominently in the curriculum. For example, the Hasidic melody was at the heart of Hasidism and its profound influence as a modern Jewish revivalist movement. In addition, Israeli folk music has played a central role in the creation of the new Israeli identity, and Yiddish and English Jewish humor are a core element in American Jewish identity.
The goal of the Dartmouth Jewish Sound Archive is to provide students and scholars, both within the College and outside, with (1) Web-based access to recordings that are not commercially available; (2) related information that can aid in the study of Jewish music and culture, Jewish society, and the history of Jewish recording. The archive will span some 70 years of recording, with the oldest records dating from around 1910-1920 and the most recent material coming from LP’s issued in the 1970′s.
The Sound Archive will be a major element numerous courses and in the regular Hebrew language program: (a) HEBREW 10 ‘Intro to Hebrew Culture’; (b) AMEL 7 ‘Jerusalem: Vision and Reality’; (c) HEBREW 61/JEWISH STUDIES 40: ‘Intro to Israeli Culture: Literature, Music, Film’; (d) HEBREW 1, 2, 3, 21, 31.
In addition, the Sound Archive will make it possible to include Jewish music/spoken voice as a major element in the Jewish Studies and music curriculum, and possibly in history and anthropology courses: (a) JEWISH STUDIES 11 ‘History and Culture of the Jews’; (b) HISTORY 58/JEWISH STUDIES 37 ‘Representing the Holocaust’; (c) MUSIC 4 ‘Music of non-Western peoples’; (d) MUSIC 41 ‘Music, ceremony, ritual and sacred chant’; (e) JEWISH STUDIES 15 ‘Jews and Hollywood’.
Instructor: Doug Moody, Latin American, Latino and Caribbean Studies
Overview: The design of this project consists of an interdisciplinary approach to a social science program (LALACS), and presents collaborative opportunities between the humanities and social science divisions at the college. LATS 41, “Representations of Latinos in the Media and the Arts,” focuses on three electronic media — radio, film/video and the internet — and several art forms associated with the Orozco Project and exhibition, which will occur in the spring term of 2002 — mural art, performance art and museum installations. Another objective of the project is to investigate the viability of synchronous internet-mediated communication for courses (MOOs), wherein students communicate with experts and professionals, who are involved in these art forms and media, and yet who are located at remote sites. Ultimately, the students will co-produce digital video archives and ethnographic webpages, which showcase their final projects for LATS 41.
Instructor: Allen Hockley, Art History; Mayumi Ishida, Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and Literatures
Overview: The Hood Museum of Art possesses a collection of Japanese prints, which Hockley uses on a regular basis in courses he teaches every academic year. The Hood makes every effort to accommodate classes for viewing and study sessions, but access is limited in several ways. Hockley and Ishida would like to produce a website that would circumvent the limitations of the study-storage facility and thereby increase student access to the Hood Museum’s print collection. The website will be designed to meet specific pedagogical needs. In particular, its interactive and self-study components will offer students learning experiences that are impossible to replicate in the classroom.
The website will have four components, each of which will feature material and activities that will enhance users understanding of various aspects of the Japanese print tradition. The components include: (1) Print production, to acquaint the students with the process of Japanese woodblock print; (2) The Tokaido Highway, offering students a way to ‘navigate’ the highway and examine the ways print artists conceptualized its famous places and spectacular views; (3) materials to assist the study of the Kabuki version of Chushingura: The Tale of The Forty-Seven Ronin; (4) annotated versions of illustrations of the interior of a kabuki theater.
Courses in which this material will be used include: Art History 16: Special Topics in Art History or the senior seminar Art History 83; Art History 60: The Arts of Japan; Art History 3: Monuments of Asian Art; intermediate Japanese language courses (31-32-33 sequence or the 41-42-43 sequence).
Instructional Designer: Barbara Knauff