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Boston College
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music criticism, performance reception, women musicians, 19th century music, 20th century music, historiography, bibliography, musicology, digital humanities, gender, social justice, open data, library and information science, data visualization, text encoding, music encoding, metadata, digital scholarship
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About Me

Anna E. Kijas is Senior Digital Scholarship Librarian at Boston College Libraries where she collaborates, instructs, and provides support for a variety of digital projects and pedagogy. Her main scholarly interests include music criticism and reception studies of women musicians during the 19th through early 20th centuries, exploring and applying digital humanities tools or methods to research and praxis in music, history, and social justice.

Recent Publications

Among her recent publications are a chapter on the music reception of Venezuelan pianist and composer Teresa Carreño (1853-1917) as a child prodigy during her appearances in the United States, in Musical Prodigies: Interpretations from Psychology, Music Education, Musicology and Ethnomusicology, edited by Gary McPherson (Oxford University Press, 2016) as well as an article about Teresa Carreño’s role in promoting Edvard Grieg’s music, in the MLA journal Notes (2013). She also writes about using digital humanities tools and methods to explore, visualize, and augment scholarship. Anna has contributed entries for the revised editions of Grove Dictionary of American Music and Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians.

Additional publications are listed in Anna’s CV.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
Eastern Europe, Latin America, North America, United Kingdom, United States, Western Europe
Expertise by Chronology
19th century, 20th century
Expertise by Topic
Book History, Computational, Gender, Higher Ed, Libraries & Archives, Public History, Technology, Women