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Fellow Field Report: American Congregational Association-Boston Athenæum Fellow Erin Fulton

Monday, December 10, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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American Congregational Association-Boston Athenæum Fellow Erin Fulton

Join Erin Fulton, the 2018 American Congregational Association-Boston Athenæum Fellow, as she discusses the research she has conducted at the Boston Athenæum for her dissertation on “Vestry Meetings and Vestry Music in New England, 1841-1848.” Fulton will share an item from the Athenæum’s special collections as part of her presentation.

Erin Fulton is a fifth-year PhD candidate in musicology at the University of Kentucky, currently conducting dissertation research under the direction of Dr. Ron Pen. Her scholarly interests center on Anglo-American hymnody of the early nineteenth century, especially social worship hymns, book history, and the material culture of religious music. She has presented on related topics at numerous scholarly conferences; upcoming presentations include the Society for American Music in New Orleans ("Innovation and Tradition in a Composition Treatise by Lowell and William Mason"), Beyond Exoticism/Contested Frequencies in Richmond ("Hymn Parodies and the Metatextual Resonance of Anti-Slavery Songsters"), the Biennial Conference on Christian Congregational Music in Cuddesdon, UK ("Justina Bean's Songs of Zion as a Document of Lived Religion") and as an invited panelist on academic publishing at the Society for Christian Scholarship in Music in Toronto. Her research has appeared in Nineteenth-Century Music Criticism (ed. Teresa Cascudo, 2017), Nota Bene, and the University of Kansas Journal of Undergraduate Research. Currently a member of the Sacred Harp Singing committee of the Society for American Music, she has served as assistant director of the John Jacob Niles Center for American Music and vice-president of FOCUS, the music research organization of the University of Kentucky. Intending to pursue a career in music librarianship, she has worked as a paraprofessional cataloger at the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center and at the Sacred Harp Museum and Sacred Harp Publishing Company in Carrollton, Georgia.

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