International Society For Metal Music Studies
Call for Papers
4th ISMMS biennial international Conference, 17-20 June 2019, Nantes (France)
“Locating Heavy Metal Music and Culture”
Five years have passed since the inception of the ISMMS (International Society for Metal Music Studies), an international association that has been triggering a new dynamic of collective research on hard rock, heavy metal and metal within the humanities and social sciences. It was officially launched during the first conference on “Heavy Metal and Popular Culture” at Bowling Green State University (Ohio, USA) in April 2013. This founding event which was followed in 2015 by the “Modern Heavy Metal: Markets, Practices and Culture” at the University of Helsinki’s (Finland) International Institute for Popular Culture, and in 2017 by the “Boundaries and Ties: the Place of Music Communities” Conference one at the University of Victoria (British Columbia, Canada).
Within that time span, academic research and events dedicated to metal studies (books, scholarly journal issues, conferences, and workshops) have multiplied all around the globe – a process confirmed by the creation in 2013 of Metal Music Studies (Intellect Books), an interdisciplinary research journal.
Following the United States, Finland and Canada, France will thus be hosting the 2019 edition of this metal studies conference. After years of prosperous research and study, and six years after the birth of the ISMMS, time has come to review knowledge on metal music and culture.
Call for papers:
Setting the Record Straight: Hidden Histories of Popular Music
Chris Anderton (Solent University, Southampton, UK) email@example.com
Martin James (Solent University, Southampton, UK) firstname.lastname@example.org
Proposals are sought for chapter contributions to an edited collection with strong publisher interest.
Pop Conference 2019:
“Only You And Your Ghost Will Know”:
Music, Death and Afterlife
April 11th-April 14th, 2019
Museum of Pop Culture
Call for Proposals
Popular music has long been centrally concerned with death and the afterlife. Songs, recordings and musical traditions have expressed both mourning and celebration, and have – in some cases – helped envision the possibilities of a continued existence where “death is not the end.” From gospel to metal and beyond, music pays tribute to the departed, offers opportunities for ceremony and commemoration, and helps to process tragedies both personal and public. It even blurs the boundaries between states of life and death, offering sonic and symbolic evidence for hauntings, purgatories, and the continued presence of ancestors in the lives of the earthbound. Genres, formats and media exist in a continual process of transformation, decay and re-emergence—and boost both active artists and defunct (or deceased) ones. Songs and performances are reborn through new versions, different contexts and changing relationships with audiences.
ISIC 15: “Island Festivals and Music Tourism”
July 9–13 2019, University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica
The Institute of Caribbean Studies (University of the West Indies, Mona Campus), the Small Island Cultures Research Initiative (SICRI) and the Sydney Institute of Music and Sound Research welcome proposals for paper and/or panel presentations from any disciplinary field, as well as from managers and practitioners who are interested in island issues, to the 15th International Small Island Cultures (ISIC) Conference – on the theme of Island Festivals and Music Tourism.
Those interested to present papers on any aspect of the conference theme should submit a 200-word abstract to the conference organising committee by email before 30 November 2017 at: email@example.com
The conference will be preceded by a tour of Kingston’s most significant reggae centres, followed by a further cultural tour to the Sumfest Reggae Festival in Montego Bay. Those wishing to engage in the tour experience will be able to register for each of the tour options.
Registration and More Information
Further information about the conference, including travel, tours and accommodation information will be available shortly on the SICRI website: http://sicri-network.org/
Ideas of noise…
Submissions should in some way critically engage with “ideas of noise” as a statement, a question, or even consider the Birmingham-based experimental sound festival, Ideas of Noise.
As the journal title suggests, we are interested in pieces that take an experimental approach to the consideration of popular music. For examples of pieces based on previous prompts, have a look through our current and past issues.
We encourage experimental audio, visual, and additional written contributions, from composition to poetry. Ten contributions (to include visual contributions up to six pages of A4) will be published online and in limited edition print in February 2019.
Deadline for 300-word proposals- 30th September
The History of European Jazz
Edited by Francesco Martinelli
Series: Popular Music History edited by Alyn Shipton
HB 9781781794463 £195
e-PDF 9781781796078 £195
752pp, 80 photos and 1 map
Pre-order quoting the code JAZZ from the book page of the Equinox website to receive 25% off:
The History of European Jazz; The Music, Musicians and Audience in Context; Francesco Martinelli
This offer is valid until 15 September 2018 only.
Music, digitalisation and democracy
Study day at Åbo Akademi University, December 14, 2018
Organised by Dept of Musicology at Åbo Akademi University, the research project
“Digitaliseringens inverkan på minoritetsmusik” (DIMM) and IASPM Norden
Call for Papers
On Friday, December 14, 2018, the Department of Musicology at Åbo Akademi University
and the research project “Digitaliseringens inverkan på minoritetsmusik” (DIMM – “The
Impact of Digitalisation on Minority Music”) will host a study day at Åbo Akademi University
in Turku, Finland.
new IASPM Journal special issue, “Gender Politics in the Music Industry”, guest edited
by Sarah Raine and Catherine Strong.
You can find this extensive issue here:
6th Global Reggae Conference – Reggae Innovation and Sound System Culture II
February 13-16, 2019, UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES, MONA CAMPUS
The University of the West Indies and Birmingham City University are delighted to announce the staging of the 6th Global Reggae Conference under the theme Reggae Innovation and Sound System Culture II. Hosted as a premier biennial event by the Institute of Caribbean Studies and the Reggae Studies Unit inside Jamaica’s Reggae Month, this conference will engage academics within a wide field of scholastic orientations and practice. This event comes as part of larger project on music and cultural innovation and black popular culture through which both Universities have engaged in a partnership to expand scholarship and outreach through community engagement, experimentation, archive building, exhibitions, among others.
The Art of Record Production Conference 2019
In C: Creation, Connectivity, Collaboration, and Controllers
• Hosted by Berklee College of Music, Boston, May 17–19, 2019
• DEADLINE for abstracts: September 28, 2018, 12:00 a.m., EDT
• Notification by October 29, 2018