Archive for the Category ‘News’

Alexander L. Kielland (1980) Song

Sunday, July 28th, 2019

I recently wrote about my visit with Hans-Jørgen Wallin Weihe and Marie Smith-Solbakken, who are doing work on persistent grief and trauma after oil rig disasters, notably three major disasters in…

Piper Alpha (1988) Songs

Saturday, July 20th, 2019

I have enjoyed spending the last couple of days with two Norwegian scholars, Hans-Jørgen Wallin Weihe and Marie Smith-Solbakken, who are doing work on persistent grief and trauma after oil…

Predicting the Fukushima Disaster in Song

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

After the disaster songs project got recent local press coverage, Lloyd Allan MacPherson wrote to me to tell me about a song that he wrote not long before the Fukushima…

Exhibit – Canary in the Mine: Nova Scotia Mining Disasters & Song

Monday, September 7th, 2015

I’m delighted to announce the completion of the exhibit entitled “Canary in the Mine: Nova Scotia Mining Disasters and Song”! Housed on four iPads and mounted on four kiosks, it…

Allison Crowe’s “The Water Witch”

Sunday, December 21st, 2014

Singer-songwriter Allison Crowe, originally from BC but now living in Corner Brook, NL, recently reached out to let me know that she had recorded a new version of “The Water…

Grieving & Mourning IV: Moving On

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

In previous blog posts (Grieving & Mourning I, II and III), I discussed the first three of four “tasks” or “steps” that occur as part of the grieving process: accept…

Grieving & Mourning III: Adjusting

Monday, September 15th, 2014

In previous blog posts (Grieving & Mourning I and II), I discussed the first two of four “tasks” or “steps” that occur as part of the grieving process: accept the…

Resources II: Popular Histories

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Some of the most compelling information about disasters comes from “popular histories” (by “popular,” I mean that they aren’t necessarily written by academic scholars for other academics, but instead are…

Grieving & Mourning II: Working through Pain

Friday, August 15th, 2014

In a previous blog post (Grieving & Mourning I: Accepting Loss), I discussed the first of four “tasks” that occur as part of the grieving process: accept the reality of…

Grieving & Mourning I: Accepting Loss

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

In a series of blog posts, I will explore the role that disaster songs may play in the grieving process following a disaster. Naturally, this will be quite speculative as…