Call for papers
Guest editor, Mark Duffett
Popular Music and Society invites article proposals for a new special issue. Fandom is both a personal expression of emotional conviction and a complex, changing, multi-faceted social phenomenon that now encompasses both online and offline activity.
The study of fandom is a scholarly niche that exists at the intersection of a wide range of interests and connections. It can be contextualized by wider media research (theory by scholars such as Henry Jenkins and Matt Hills; reception analysis; celebrity studies; ethnography; subcultural theory) and by direct research into popular music culture (ethnomusicology; research on listening; live music audiences; studies of music in everyday life). Continue reading
Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Wednesday 23 to Friday 25 November 2011
Call For Papers (pdf version)
We are delighted to announce the call for papers for the 2011 annual conference of IASPM-ANZ. This year, the conference will be organised by convener Dr Geoff Stahl, and held at Victoria University of Wellington. We are pleased to stage our annual event in New Zealand once again, in keeping with the rotating conference schedule of Australia and New Zealand locations. Abstracts for paper presentations are now invited from researchers with an interest in popular music, regardless of disciplinary orientation. All papers detailing new and established research in the field will be considered, though preference may be given to papers that demonstrate clear engagement with the stated conference theme. Papers with a theoretical orientation are particularly encouraged, as are submissions from postgraduate students. Continue reading
North American British Music Studies Association (NABMSA)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
July 25-28, 2012
Call for Papers
NABMSA’s fifth conference will once again bring together scholars and lovers of British music from various academic fields and locales for three days of papers, discussions, and musical performances. The 2012 conference will take place from July 25-28 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Continue reading
At the London College of Music, University of West London
The London College of Music is holding a Postgraduate Open Day at 4pm on May 19th to promote several new developments in our taught masters and research degree provision.
Syracuse University Library and the S.I Newhouse School of Public Communications seek applications for a unique and exciting position as director of the Belfer Audio Archive, one of the world’s preeminent repositories for recorded sound.
The Archive operates under the administrative purview of the Library’s Special Collections Research Center, underscoring its role as a repository for rare and unique sound recordings. Continue reading
December 2nd – 4th 2011
San Francisco State University
Call For Papers
21st Century Production: Technology, Performance & the Workspace
The conference panel invites proposals for papers on the following themes:
Performing in the Studio:
Evan Eisenberg described the paradox of recording as being “that [for the performer] the audience is not there…[is] the flip side of the fact that, for the listener, the performer is not there”. How does this affect the relationship between the performer or listener and the music? Continue reading
The preliminary program for the IASPM Benelux conference in Haarlem on April 14 and 15 is now online, click on this link for the schedule and an overview of the parallel sessions.
This program is not yet final and the information in the program is subject to change.
For registration and further information, please visit the IASPM Benelux website.
Paul Théberge & Simon Zagorski-Thomas
Public Lecture & Discussion
Friday 25th March, 4.00p.m. in TC102 at Thames Valley University
St. Mary’s Road, Ealing, London W5 5RF
Paul Théberge and Simon Zagorski-Thomas will discuss the question of realism in recorded music and sound for the moving image. Dr. Paul Théberge of Carleton University, Ottawa is the Canada Research Chair in Technological Mediations of Culture and author of “Any Sound You Can Imagine”. Dr. Simon Zagorski-Thomas of the London College of Music, TVU is Chairman of the Association for the Study of the Art of Record Production. Continue reading
1-3 September 2011
Ripon College Cuddesdon, Oxford
Call for Papers
Christian congregational singing is a vital and vibrant dimension of church communities worldwide. It reflects, informs, and articulates local convictions and concerns as well as global flows of ideas and products. Congregational song can unify communities of faith across geographical and cultural boundaries, while simultaneously serving as a contested practice that communities use to inscribe, challenge, and negotiate identities. Many twenty-first century congregational song repertories, including British and American revival hymns, gospel music, and praise & worship music, are transnational genres that cross boundaries of region, nation, and denomination. The various meanings, uses, and influence of these congregational musics cannot be understood without an exploration of both the musics’ local roots and global routes. Continue reading
Paris, 27-28 octobre 2011
Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS)
Call for papers
This international conference held in Paris will gather together researchers from diverse disciplinary orientations (historical, sociological, anthropological, musicological) working on the tango and its various aspects (music, dance, poetry). This interdisciplinary conference, organized by the Center for Research in Arts and Language (CRAL, EHESS-CNRS) and affiliated with the ANR GLOBALMUS research program, takes place after UNESCO’s official recognition of the tango as international Intangible Cultural Heritage. Continue reading