Music Politics



This website is a cumulative knowledge repository for students in successive sections of Music and Political Movements, and reflects a process of discovery. Students contribute to an ever-growing timeline that highlights particular musical pieces or events that, through initial intention or acquired meaning, have shaped or expressed political sentiment. Students also showcase their primary source projects undertaken at the Hoole Special Collections library. They begin by selecting an item from the collection – often a piece of printed music, a brochure or a manuscript item. Next, they consider how the physical object communicates political feeling or intention, and they pursue secondary source research to inform further the process of inquiry, and to flesh out their understanding of the object, its cultural history, and the political issues of the era in which it was produced. Finally, students create presentations of their research to be featured on this website. Students in subsequent sections of this course have the benefit of learning from and building on the work of earlier sections.

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Topic: Music, Politics
Tool: WordPress, TimelineJS
Methodology: Digital Pedagogy
Project Status: Active
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