Ph.D. Candidate in Musicology at Cornell
Mia Tootill is a Ph.D. Candidate in Musicology at Cornell, currently based in the NYC area while she completes her dissertation. This project examines the interactions between theatrical culture, musico-visual spectacle, and technological innovation in nineteenth-century Paris, focusing on a repertoire of opera, ballet, and popular theater adaptations of literary texts. Her current digital projects include a web resource on the Parisian theaters featured in her dissertation, which allows users to visualize the urban musical environment through pre- and post-Haussmannian maps with digitally-plotted venues. She is also the Assistant Project Coordinator for GloPAC (the Global Performing Arts Consortium) and their JPARC (Japanese Performing Arts Resource Center) digital project, and is currently working with the Wharton Studio Museum on digital initiatives and outreach relating to the Ithaca silent films. She has presented at conferences on data visualization, digital pedagogy, and community engagement. Mia will be teaching a course on Digital Public Humanities at DHSI 2017.
Digital pedagogy, Public Humanities, Performing Arts, Media Archaeology, Popular Theater, Opera, Silent Cinema, GIS, Omeka, Drupal
Assistant Project Coordinator for GloPAC (Global Performing Arts Consortium), including their Japanese Performing Arts Resource Center (JPARC) project
Digital Initiatives Coordinator, Wharton Studio Museum project