professor of history here at
the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. I teach
courses on early America, Native Americans, digital history, and the
history of media
and the senses. I am the author of How
Early America Sounded
and I am currently working on two books, one an introduction to the
history of hearing and the other comparing the rise of print culture in
eighteenth-century North America to the rise of internet culture
today. I have also written three award-winning articles on
music, creolization and African American culture.
Since 2012, I have been a member, then
director, of the Digital Arts and
Initiative at UH. For Fall 2015 I will be teaching two
courses related to digital humanities, HIST 400, Digital
History in the Global Village, and HIST 605, a Graduate Seminar in Digital Humanities.
You can find out a little more about
some of my music, and copies of some articles I've written—here. Also, students at Oberlin College, Hamilton College, and
UHI helped me develop a musical hypertext edition of W.E.B.
Du Bois's The Souls
Folk. Although the interface is ancient, the content and
the music is still very useful.