Trine University’s Humanities Symposia will begin for the 2021-22 year with a look at the lack of representation for women in materials at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
This presentation aims to shed light on an old issue: women’s inability to shake patriarchal expectations. Through an in-depth study of the Rock Roll Hall of Fame library and archives, Olding will discuss female representation within the Rock Hall, both as an organization and an archival site.
Exploring archived materials by such acts as Janis Joplin and Patti Smith, Olding will showcase the lack of representation and self-agency within archivable materials, and reflect on what that says about our society’s expectations of female musicians.
For more information about the Symposia, contact Melissa Mayus, Ph.D., assistant professor in Trine’s Department of Humanities and Communication, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is Trine Humanities Symposia?
The Humanities Symposia is a series of presentations and discussions that cover a wide range of topics related to the humanities. It was created as a university outlet for scholars and artists searching for a place to present their research outside of academic conferences. The Symposia allows them to share their research with Trine as well as the local community. For more information about the Symposia, contact Melissa Mayus, Ph.D., assistant professor in Trine’s Department of Humanities and Communication, at email@example.com.