Transnational Connections: Musical Dialogues Between Global Peripheries

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Transnational Connections: Musical Dialogues Between Global Peripheries
International Summer Workshop
School of Arts, University of Haifa
3-4 July 2017

The Forum for Contemporary Ethnomusicology is pleased to announce our second international summer workshop, in conjunction with the Music Department, School of Arts, University of Haifa. The theme of the workshop will be “Transnational connections: musical dialogues between global peripheries”. While transnational frameworks often highlight exchanges along axes of center-periphery, global North-global South etc, we would like to illuminate musical dialogues that operate between peripheries. How might such thinking might contribute to novel understanding of musical activity in multiple localities? What are the methodological challenges that transnational fieldwork poses to ethnomusicologists? How do processes such as musicians’ translocation and music circulation that crisscross national and cultural boundaries change over historical periods? Continue reading

New Perspectives on Elvis

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New Perspectives on Elvis: A One-Day International Conference
Memphis Public Library
21 August 2017

16 August 2017 will be the fortieth anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley, one of the most popular and controversial music makers of the twentieth century. ‘New Perspectives on Elvis’ is a day-long international event held at the Memphis Public Library. The aim is to offer fresh perspectives on the Memphis icon, not only grounding him in the context of his place and time, but also interpreting him in relation to developments both inside and outside the academy. Paper proposals are invited on a range of topics. As well as class, race and gender, these could include but are not limited to: Continue reading

When the Music Takes Over: Musical Numbers in Film and Television

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8-10 March 2018
University of Salzburg, Austria
Proposal Deadline: 30 April 2017
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Keynote Speakers:
Amy Herzog (Queens College, New York)
Richard Dyer (King’s College, London)

Musical numbers have served as constitutive elements of cinema since its early days in the so-called silent period. From the musical moments in silent films emerged the film musical as a specific genre. Musical numbers remain central components beyond generic categories and have succeeded from early sound film musicals to recent TV shows. Continue reading

Music and the Middlebrow

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Music and the Middlebrow
22-24 June 2017
University of Notre Dame, London Global Gateway, 1 Suffolk Street, London, SW1Y 4HG

We are now inviting proposals for the forthcoming conference on Music and the Middlebrow. We welcome abstracts for individual papers (20 minutes) and panel sessions (3 papers) that respond to the project rationale. Continue reading

Britain, Canada, and the Arts: Cultural Exchange as Post-war Renewal

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Britain, Canada, and the Arts: Cultural Exchange as Post-war Renewal
15-17 June 2017
Senate House, London

Papers are invited for a major international, interdisciplinary conference to be held at Senate House, London, in collaboration with ENCAP (Cardiff University) and the University of Westminster. Coinciding with and celebrating the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation, this conference will focus on the strong culture of artistic exchange, influence, and dialogue between Canada and Britain, with a particular but not exclusive emphasis on the decades after World War II. Continue reading

IASPM UK Conference 2016

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Creativity, Practice and Praxis
IASPM UK Conference
8-10 September 2016
The Clarendon Centre, Brighton

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19th Biennial IASPM Conference

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Popular Music Studies Today
19th Biennial IASPM Conference
26 June – 30 June 2017
University of Kassel
Germany

Popular Music Studies are today a key field of enquiry. Exploring the parameters of research on popular music in contemporary times lies at the centre of the 19th Biennial IASPM Conference. The Executive Committee therefore invites researchers and practitioners to submit proposals for presentations which engage with a variety of methodologies and perspectives on popular music studies, whether from an academic, professional, practice-based or educational angle. We encourage proposals dealing with one of the following streams: Continue reading