International Summit on Gender, Sexuality, and Equity in Grove Music Online
University of Guelph | May 29-30-31, 2020
The Grove Equity Summit is a multidisciplinary, international event to be hosted by the School of Fine Art and Music at the University of Guelph from May 29-31, 2020, in collaboration with several community partners and Grove Music Online. This conference will serve as an opportunity for all fields of music and sound scholarship—performance, education, composition, ethnomusicology, musicology, library science, and music therapy—to think critically about what equity and inclusivity should look like in reference tools used in the fields of music and sound studies in the twenty-first century.
This summit, therefore, will interrogate the ways that reference documents and encyclopedias have captured, contained, and defined the fields of music and sound studies—asking how scholars might work toward opening up new, inclusive spaces within these structures. The work done at this event will formulate new best practices and policies that support equity and inclusivity within these tools. To that end, this summit will emphasize questions about how GMO can be revised and expanded—both through new entries and through the consideration of new methods, formats, categories, structures, and organizing principles. This summit will also explore how better leveraging currently-existing technologies might allow Grove Music Online to become a more inclusive and equitable platform.
Tanya Lukin Linklater
Queen’s University (Canada)
Queen’s College, CUNY (United States)