Associate Professor of Music
Project: Digital Scholarly Companion to "In Mrs. Goldberg's Kitchen"
Associate Professor of Musicology Halina Goldberg's research includes Chopin, music in Poland and Eastern Europe, performance practice, reception, and national constructs.
She is the editor of The Age of Chopin: Interdisciplinary Inquiries (Indiana University Press, 2004) and the author of Music in Chopin's Warsaw (Oxford University Press, 2008).
Recent and forthcoming articles deal with Chopin's chamber versions of his concert works, Chopin in Warsaw's salons, national constructs in Glinka's music, and the participation of nineteenth-century Jewish musicians in the articulation of Polish musical identity.
Her awards include the 1998 Wilk Award for Research in Polish Music (Polish Music Reference Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles) and a 2005-06 Fulbright-Hays Faculty Research Abroad grant in Poland ("National Identity, Assimilation, and Jewishness in Nineteenth-Century Polish Music").
As an IDAH Fellow, Professor Goldberg will create an online digital archive companion to the physical multimedia exhibition “In Mrs. Goldberg’s Kitchen,” about the Jewish quarter in pre-WWII in Lodz, Poland. The exhibition, currently at the Central Museum of Textiles in Lodz, has been critically acclaimed and popularly endorsed. The proposed digital companion will expose the layers of research that informed the exhibition, and will be augmented by scholarly commentary from multiple academic disciplines. The Collaborative Research and Creative Activity Funding will be used to take one section of the Lodz exhibit as a test bed for the creation an Omeka platform prototype upon which the entire digital companion will eventually be built. This prototype will form the basis of an application for external funding, such as an NEH Digital Humanities Implementation Grant, which will be used for the execution of extensive programming adaptations of Omeka to the specific needs of this project and for the completion the digital companion.