Webinar - Archiving Hip Hop History and Culture at Cornell

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The Cornell Hip Hop Collection, housed in the CU Library's Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, features over a half-million artifacts and has become one of the world's most well-known research archives on the topic of Hip Hop music and culture.  Join us for a presentation by curator Ben Ortiz, in which he'll provide a crash-course on Hip Hop, talk about the history of the Cornell Hip Hop Collection, and show a few examples of artifacts from the archives.  There will be plenty of time for Q&A, so be sure to bring your questions!

Ben Ortiz is the Assistant Curator of the Cornell Hip Hop Collection, which is part of Cornell University Library's Rare and Manuscript Collections division. The CHHC is the world's most extensive research archive on Hip Hop music and culture (a very broad subject through which a wide diversity of topics can be explored).

Ben served as an inaugural member of the CHHC's advisory board upon its creation in 2007, and took on his current role in 2011. Prior to that, he worked at Cornell in other capacities including coordinator of K-12 Outreach in the Cornell Public Service Center, New York State Higher/Educational Opportunity Program Counselor in the Office of Minority Educational Affairs (today called OADI- Office of Academic Diversity Initiatives), and residence hall director for the Risley Residential College for the Creative and Performing Arts, as well as Clara Dickson Hall, and the Multicultural Living-Leaning Unit (McLLU).

6:00pm EDT webinar, gratis. Advance registration required. Registrants will receive the link to view the lecture in the confirmation email.