The Cultural Memory of Sound and Space

Call for papers
The Cultural Memory of Sound and Space
The 17th Finnish Music Researchers’ Symposium
Turku
13–15 March 2013‏

The myriad forms of music and modes of musical performance on offer today have prompted debate about the materials and methods of music research. Uses of music in different media, for example, raise questions about the relationship between music and space. In addition, new interpretations have been offered about the boundaries between music and sound. The temporal dimension, too, has garnered the attention of researchers; particularly how time is bound up with musical cultures and experiences of music. Continue reading

Hearing Landscape Critically

Call for papers
Hearing Landscape Critically: Music, Place, and the Spaces of Sound
University of Stellenbosch (South Africa)
9-11 September 2013

‘We live in densely storiated landscapes […there are] song-lines, if you will, joining place to place.’ (Robert Macfarlane)

Landscapes are divided and dissonant sites of private and collective being. They bear traces of present, past and future ambitions, injustices, and interventions. And yet, their grammars and sounds, whether intimate, commodified or instrumentalised, push at the limits of theory and representation and simultaneously construct systems of aesthetic, ideological, historical and political appropriation. Continue reading

Picturing the Popular

Call for papers
7th Annual Critical Studies Graduate Student Conference
Picturing the Popular
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
13 April 2013
CFP Deadline: 14 January 2013

The graduate students of Critical Studies at the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts seek presentations from fellow graduate students that examine the relationships and tensions between popular culture and academia. Continue reading

EUPOP 2013

Call for papers
EUPOP 2013 – PCA Europe Annual Conference
University of Turku
31 July – 2 August 2013
CFP Deadline: 29 March 2013

Individual paper and panel contributions are invited for the second yearly international conference of the European Popular Culture Association (EPCA), organised with the Popular Culture Association Finland (PCA-Finland) and the International Institute for Popular Culture, IIPC. Continue reading

2013 IASPM-US Annual Conference Deadline Extension

Call for papers
Liminality & Borderlands
2013 IASPM-US Annual Conference
Austin, Texas
28 February–3 March 2013

In recognition of the massive disruption Hurricane Sandy has caused for many in the Northeast, the program committee has decided to extend the deadline to submit proposals for the 2013 IASPM-US conference in Austin to 8 November. Please see the original CFP post or the IASPM-US website for further details. Beyond this, and more importantly, we offer our best wishes to those affected by the hurricane and hopes for the speediest possible recovery for all involved.

8th Art of Record Production Conference Deadline Reminder

Call for papers
Rewriting The Rules Of Production
8th Art of Record Production Conference
12-14 July 2013
Université Laval, Québec

Due to travel problems and power outages on the East Coast of the USA we have extended the deadline for proposals for the 8th Art of Record Production Conference to 14 November 2012. Please see the original CFP post for further details.

Popular Culture Association of Canada‏

Call for papers
Popular Culture Association of Canada (PCAC)
3rd Annual Conference
9-11 May 2013
Niagara Falls, Ontario

The third Annual Conference of the Popular Culture Association of Canada will be held at the Sheraton on the Falls Hotel, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada from Thursday May 9 to Saturday May 11 2013.

We invite proposals for papers and/or panels on theories of popular culture, research methods in popular culture, the teaching of popular culture, forms and genres of popular culture, and any epiphenomena of popular culture, past or present. We also welcome presentation and exhibition proposals from visual and multi-media artists whose work engages with popular culture. Continue reading

Midwest Graduate Music Consortium

Call for papers
Midwest Graduate Music Consortium
Seventeenth Annual Meeting, 12-13 April 2013, The University of Chicago

The Midwest Graduate Music Consortium (MGMC) is a joint venture organized by graduate students from Northwestern University, the University of Chicago and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, that encourages the presentation of original research in music and related fields by graduate and advanced undergraduate students. Conferences are held annually on a rotating basis, at Madison, Chicago, or Evanston. Continue reading