I’m Richard Carlin, and I’ve been an editor and writer of books on the arts for over 30 years.  My latest book is Eubie Blake: Rags, Rhythm, and Race (coauthored with Ken Bloom; Oxford U Press, 2020), and I have published several books on country music and popular music history.

I am interested in oral history, archival research, and understanding the often “hidden” histories that lie behind the names and dates that are just the surface story of an artist’s life.

I hope to continue to hone my digital research skills and my abilities to create compelling digital materials including websites, blogs, and audio histories (podcasts).

I hope that this course will support my professional work as an Acquisitions Editor of academic books on music and the arts.  Increasingly, these books are sold in digital formats and/or accompanied by digital materials.

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