News Stories about EBBA

The Huntington Library's Verso Blog Announces Special Ballad Issue of HLQ

On August 25,2016, the Versoblog for The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens announced a special issue of Huntington Library Quarterly edited by Director Patricia Fumerton with Assistant Director Megan E. Palmer. The blog post, "Ballads Galore," by Kevin Durkin, discusses the aim and contents of the volume, and can be found here.

The UC Santa Barbara Current Profiles EBBA and Our Latest NEH Grant

On April 20, 2016, the UC Santa Barbara Current, the university's news magazine, profiled EBBA and our latest NEH grant. In addition to the article is a video, including both an interview with our director, Patricia Fumerton, and video of our Singing Team Manager, Erik Bell, recording a ballad. Both the article and the video can be seen here.

Director Patricia Fumerton Gives Keynote Lecture and Workshop at University of Canterbury's Medieval and Early Modern Studies Seminar

On November 18, 2015, EBBA Director Patricia Fumerton gave a keynote lecture and led a hands-on workshop at the University of Canterbury's Postgraduate Advanced Training Seminar in Medieval and Early Modern Digital Humanities in Christchurch, New Zealand. The talk and workshop can be viewed here (timestamps for both can be found in the comments below the video). The program for the entire event is available here.

Division of Humanities and Fine Arts features blog post on EBBA by Cindy Chan

On April 12, 2015, the Division of Humanities and Fine Arts published a blog post, "English Broadside Ballads Enjoy Renaissance at UCSB," giving an overview of the project and featuring an interview with Director Patricia Fumerton.

Hyperallergic Features EBBA in Article by Allison Meier

On May 14, 2015, Allison Meier published an article, "Broadsides for Broadband: Digitizing the People’s Literature of the 17th Century" in art e-zine Hyperallergic, focused on EBBA's archiving of Harvard's Houghton Library collections, and including comments by Director Patricia Fumerton. Read it online, or as a PDF.

Minnesota Public Radio's Music with Minnesotans Features EBBA Ballad Recordings in Interview with Katie Sisneros (2014)

On February 18, 2014, Minnesota Public Radio aired an interview with Katie Sisneros about early modern English ballad culture. Several of EBBA's ballad recordings appear.

EBBA Featured in the NEH's Preservation Week (2012)

On April 23rd, 2012, EBBA was the featured project for Day 5 of Preservation Week at the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Santa Barbara News-Press Announcement of EBBA's NEH Success (2012)

On March 22, 2012, EBBA's success in securing a series of NEH grants was celebrated in a Santa Barbara News-Press article by Carolyn Bolton.

EBBA Featured in UC Santa Barbara Today (2011)

EBBA was featured in the Fall 2011 issue of the UC Santa Barbara Today magazine. Read the lavishly illustrated article by Eileen Conrad, "The Word on the Street," or see the entire issue here via the Office of Internal Affairs.

Radio Causeway Interview on KCSB 91.9FM (2010)

Patricia Fumerton's interview with Pav & Tim of KCSB's Radio Causeway was broadcast on August 31, 2010. Both an MP3 of the interview and Radio Causeway's link to the interview are available.

"Archive Watch" in The Chronicle of Higher Education (2010)

This August, 2010 article by Jennifer Howard mentions EBBA among a group of "cool digital archives" for scholarly browsing.

"The Print Revolution" for CBC Radio Series The Origins of the Modern Public (2010)

Patricia Fumerton's interview for David Cayley's CBC Radio series The Origins of the Modern Public, in an episode on "The Print Revolution," was broadcast on April 29th, 2010. A podcast of the interview was released on April 30th, 2010. For the complete Origins of the Modern Public series, visit the series website.

93106 News (2009)

This announcement regarding EBBA's award from the British Society for Eighteenth Century Studies appeared in the "Honors & Awards" section of 93106, the UCSB faculty and staff newsletter, on March 9, 2009.

Profiles in Research: The 2008 Annual Report of the Office of Research, UCSB (2008)

This article, "Archive Preserves 17th-century Ballads," appeared in UCSB's 2008 Profiles in Research as part of the "Society and Education" section.

93106 Newspaper (2008)

EBBA's award of a second NEH grant was announced in this article by Andrea Estrada in the July 14, 2008 edition of 93106.

KCLU Radio Broadcast (2008)

On June 5, 2008 Lance Orozco of KCLU, the National Public Radio station in Santa Barbara County, conducted a phone interview with Patricia Fumerton, Director of EBBA, about the nature of the ballad archive. The radio interview was broadcast June 8th.

Humanities and Fine Arts Newsletter (2008)

This article, UCSB Makes a Rare Collection of English Ballads Available Online," appeared in the UCSB Humanities and Fine Arts Newsletter, Winter 2008.

93106 Newspaper (2007)

"Digital Window Opens on Rare Collection of Ancient English Ballads," by Andrea Estrada, announced the first NEH grant to EBBA, and appeared in 93106.

Coastlines Magazine (2006)

Bringing Broadsides into the Twenty-First Century," by Angela Bowers, appeared in Coastlines magazine in the summer of 2006, telling the story of the beginnings of EBBA.