cfp: Topographies of Sound

Call for Papers: Topographies of Sound
Muscle Shoals, Alabama, November 12-13, 2018
Muscle Shoals Sound Studio & Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa

This two-day symposium in Muscle Shoals, Alabama welcomes papers on the significance of landscape and geographical location for a range of American musical forms and their sonic architecture. In The United States alone, instances of this interrelation are legion, signaled for instance in genre monikers such as “Memphis Soul,” “Appalachian Folk,” “The Bakersfield Sound,” “The Paisley Underground,” and “Southern Rock.” Many are also the place names that immediately suggest the flavor of a particular sound: Laurel Canyon, Seattle, Woodstock, Harvard Square, and Music Row, to name just a few. On a more general level, entire regions have been invoked to describe the sonic texture of genres such as “desert rock” or “delta blues.”

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To Each Their Own Pop (call for essays)

Call for Essays – To Each Their Own Pop. Music, Cinema and Television in Europe in the Period of the Youth Movements (1960-1979)
Cinéma&Cie, no. 31 – Special issue edited by Massimo Locatelli, Alessandro Bratus and Miguel Mera

The scope of this issue is to gather papers related to a decisive period in the development of audiovisual media in contemporary Europe: the 60’s and 70’s are linked with different patterns of economic growth and consumption across different countries, but nevertheless related to the diffusion of television and the new technologies in the record industry, from both the point of view of production and reproduction. Such changes determined the emergence of new forms of expression, media aggregation and consumption behaviors with respect to the past.

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IASA Conference 2018 (Accra, Ghana)

A growing proportion of our cultural heritage is in the form of sound and moving image recordings. If you are concerned with the use, collection, or preservation of sound and audiovisual collections, please consider submitting a proposal and joining us in Accra, Ghana.

Call for Presentations:

49th Annual Conference of IASA, from 1-4 October 2018, at the Institute of African Studies (IAS), University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana.

Conference theme:

Access and Accessibility – Archival Policies and Barriers in the Age of Global Information Exchange

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