Friday, November 5, 2021 - 14:00 to 15:00Uptown Campus
Join Office of Undergraduate Research in welcoming Melissa Weber, Curator of the Hogan Archive of New Orleans Music and New Orleans Jazz, as she speaks about how to use the archives and special collections to conduct research, as well as her own research topic—New Orleans Music. Lunch will be provided.
Melissa A. Weber is curator of the Hogan Archive of New Orleans Music and New Orleans Jazz, a division of Tulane University Special Collections (TUSC) with Tulane Libraries. The Hogan Archive supports the research and study of New Orleans music and culture of the late 19th and 20th centuries forward. Via TUSC, the Hogan Archive provides access to archival collections that represent an interdisciplinary approach to the history and evolution of the New Orleans community, both music-related and otherwise.
As a music historian, Weber has presented her research at academic conferences for the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM), the National Council for Black Studies, and the Society for Ethnomusicology, among others. As an educator, she serves as an adjunct professor at Loyola University New Orleans, where she teaches History of Urban Music.