Routes/Roots/Routines – IASPM-ANZ Annual Conference

2011 Conference
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

NABMSA Fifth Biennial Conference

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

The 7th Art of Record Production Conference

December 2nd – 4th 2011
San Francisco State University
Call For Papers

Art of Record Production

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

Making Things Whole Again: The Take That Reunion

An interdisciplinary conference examining the theme of break-up and reunion in popular music acts, focusing on Take That
University of Salford
3-4 June 2011
Extended deadline: 20 April 2011




Organised by the University of Salford 
in conjunction with the exhibition
 “Fan Networks in the Pre-Digital Age:
Take That Fans 1990-1996”

Take That Reunion

The long-anticipated reunion of Take That and Robbie Williams and the unprecedented sales figures for their summer tour 2011 offer an excellent opportunity for scholars from a range of academic disciplines to discuss key issues arising from this contemporary popular music phenomenon. From at least the time of the Beatles, the break-up of a favoured band has had profound implications for fans, followers, and the music industry.

The convenors invite papers from any discipline which address the themes of break-up and reunion of popular music acts. We are particularly interested in papers addressing these issues in relation to Take That and boy bands generally but welcome any proposals that address these themes more generally in popular music. Continue reading

Christian Congregational Music: Local and Global Perspectives

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

Tango: Creation, Identification, Circulation

International conference
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

Shifting Ground: A Symposium on Music and Publishing

11th April 2011
Oxford Brookes University
Call For Papers

The Oxford Brookes Popular Music Research Unit, in association with The Royal Musical Association and The Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies, is holding a one-day symposium exploring links between music and publishing in its broadest sense on April 11th, 2011. This event is intended to bring together academics, journalists and publishers to explore this previously neglected area which offers exciting opportunities to tap into current concerns about the effects of the internet on the dissemination of music, to explore how our experience of music is shaped by publications relating to it, and to explore more broadly the important issue of the relationship between music and commerce, both in a historical context and in the present.

Shifting Ground

The day will feature themed paper sessions, a keynote presentation from the Music Publishing Association, a discussion panel of journalists including Fiona Maddocks and Alyn Shipton focusing on writing about classical, jazz and popular music and will end with a round table discussion featuring Dr Dai Griffiths (Brookes), Dr Lee Marshall (Bristol) and Dr Simon Warner (Leeds) to consider future directions of research in this area. Continue reading

Euromac – VII European Music Analysis Conference

6-9 October 2011
Rome, Italy

Following previous meetings in Colmar (France), Trento (Italy), Montpellier (France), Rotterdam (Holland), Bristol (UK), and Freiburg (Germany) the 7th European Music Analysis Conference (VII EUROMAC) will be organized in Italy by the Italian Society Gruppo Analisi e Teoria Muscale (GATM) in association with the Dipartimento di Beni Culturali, Musica e Spettacolo (BEMUS) of the Università di Roma Tor Vergata, and with the collaboration of SFAM (Société Française d’Analyse Musicale), SBAM (Société Belge d’Anayse Musicale), VvM (Vereniging voor Muziektheorie), SMA (Society for Music Analysis), GMTH (Gesellschaft für Musik Theorie). Continue reading

Music Theory and Practice in the Lowlands

IASPM Benelux Conference
Haarlem, 15 April 2011
Call For Papers

For the first time in ten years, the Benelux Branch of IASPM is proud to announce a conference to be held on Friday April 15th 2011, possibly the conference will be extended with an extra day on Thursday April 14th 2011. The conference will take place at the InHolland University of Applied Sciences, Haarlem and will be organised in collaboration with International Music Management students. Continue reading

Performa’11, a Conference on Performance Studies

University of Aveiro
May 19th to 21st, 2011
Dadline for submissions: January 15th, 2011

Performa '11

The Department of Communication and Art of the University of Aveiro (Aveiro, Portugal) will host PERFORMA’11, a conference on performance studies, from May 19th to 21st, 2011. This conference seeks to generate and present new perspectives on musical performance through interdisciplinary and intercultural dialogue. The keynote speakers will be Prof. Richard Taruskin, from the University of California (Berkeley), and Prof. Thomas Turino, from the University of Illinois. Continue reading