Samantha Blickhan is the IMLS Postdoctoral Fellow at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago, working on text transcription projects for Zooniverse. She completed her Ph.D. in Musicology at Royal Holloway, University of London, in 2016. Her research interests are music notation (early & modern), the history of writing and the book, pedagogy, semiotics, linguistics and digital music resources. Publications include ‘”Listening” Through Digital Interaction in Björk’s Biophilia‘ (in Ludomusicology: Approaches to Video Game Music, eds. Kamp, Summers & Sweeney, Equinox, 2016), and the forthcoming ‘Songs in Circulation, Texts in Transmission: English Sources and the Dublin Troper’ (co-authored with Dr. Helen Deeming, Early Music, forthcoming 2017).
Samantha holds undergraduate degrees from the University of Iowa in Voice Performance (BMHons) and English Literature (BA, with a concentration in Early and Medieval Lit). She received her Master’s degree (MSt Musicology) from Wolfson College, University of Oxford, in the spring of 2012.