Travel grants to attend the Canberra conference – outcome

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Dear IASPM members,

We would like to inform you of the outcome of the application process for travel grants to attend the XX IASPM Biennial Conference to be held in Canberra, 24-28th June 2019, which closed on 21st December 2018. We received 58 applications, which were then processed and ranked according to the criteria that we had announced.

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Call for Proposals to Host the 2021 IASPM Biennial Conference

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At the General Meeting that took place in Kassel in June 2017 some rules for the planning of future biennial conferences were approved. Among them, the need to propose candidacies in advance of the next GM. Therefore, the Executive Committee announces a call for proposals to host the 2021 IASPM Biennial Conference.
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CFP Hip-Hop Archives: The Politics and Poetics of Knowledge Production

Hip-Hop Archives
The Politics and Poetics of Knowledge Production

Edited by Mark V. Campbell (Ryerson University) and Murray Forman (Northeastern University)

As editors of this book, we seek contributions that critically address hip-hop archives (both digital and physical) and the processes of archivization, encompassing theoretical and analytical perspectives and exploring globally dispersed cases. We particularly welcome contributions from individuals who are in some way actively engaged in the development or operation of hip-hop archives in any medium and at any stage or scale, whether independent collections or institutionally supported enterprises. We also value the various ways in which hip-hop culture is engaged from historical and material perspectives, allowing for examination of the archive as a historical apparatus as well as a contemporary physical assemblage of artifacts.
This book focuses on the culture and politics involved in building, maintaining, and researching hip-hop archives. It addresses practical aspects, including methods of accumulation, curation, preservation, and digitization and critically analyzes institutional power, community engagement, urban economics, public access, and the ideological implications associated with hip-hop culture’s enduring tensions with dominant social values.

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The Future of Work, 3 Calls for papers Sociology of arts and culture, SSA-congress 10-12 September 2019 (-> APRIL 20!)

Please find attached 3 calls for papers for the congress of the Swiss Sociological Association (SSA) of September 10-12, 2019 at the University of Neuchâtel on “The Future of Work”.

The calls are labelled Foko-KUKUSO / RC-SAC Research Committee Sociology of Arts and Culture, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year.

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Einstürzende Neubauten conference & Blixa Bargeld event, Berlin 16 May 2019

Speakers of German may be interested in our academic conference on Berlin noise-makers Einstürzende Neubauten. Admission is free, registration not necessary. Blixa Bargeld will appear at an evening event for which there will be a charge at the door.

»Alles wieder offen.« Einstürzende Neubauten zwischen Klang, Wort, Ritus

Literaturforum im Brechthaus, Berlin

16. Mai 2019

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IASPM Kassel (2017) proceedings

Dear colleagues,

We are happy to inform you that the proceedings of the IASPM conference held in Kassel in 2017 is finally published by Springer. You may order e-book and/or softcover copy of “Contemporary Popular Music Studies” via this link: https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783658252526. Please find here short description and table of contents:

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London College of Music – Vice Chancellor’s scholarships: Deadline 10th of March

The London College of Music at UWL is is creating opportunities for a number of 3-year fully funded PhD Scholarships. These will be available for all eligible UK/EU students. Although we are accepting proposals on a broad range of topics, we have 8 target areas that are:
1. Pedagogical practices in one-to-one instrumental and vocal tuition
2. The non-subject-specific benefits of music education in primary and secondary schools
3. Integrating the teaching of expression into grade level instrumental and vocal tuition
4. Part learning in popular music performance: tacit learning of tacit knowledge in a popular music ensemble context
5. An embodied / ecological approach to audio mixing
6. A creative practice-as-research approach to exploring issues of gender, music and technology
7. 3-D Audio Production
8. Interactive Recorded Music

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cfp: Sonic Futures

Sonic Futures:
Performing Identity in the ‘Global’ City
(25 April at London College of Communication, Elephant and Castle, London)

The idea for this one-day conference stems from a series of workshops, Sonic Futures: Identity and Sustainability through Music and Performance, supported by London College of Communication (Teaching and Learning Fund) in collaboration with May Project Gardens (Hip Hop Garden). Adopting a mixed-method approach, this pilot project sought to engage students from LCC in a series of workshops that explored the connections between social issues (e.g. social cohesion, participatory and sustainable practices and active citizenry, to name a few), politics and identity formations at the intersections of class, ethnicity, race, gender and the environment. Primarily, this project aimed to instigate critical thinking and reflections on cultural practices and genre through performance in general and Hip Hop music and culture in particular. Gardening is connected to questions of psycho-physical wellbeing, community building and sustainability in the global city. Overall, Hip Hop Critical Pedagogies provided a productive template that helped combine all these different aspects.Considering the nature and the objectives of these activities, the students who participated in the programme decided to actively work towards an event that could reflect on the critical questions raised during the workshops.
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