University Consortium of Seinäjoki, Finland
Sibelius Academy is an international, open, and vibrant powerhouse of music, a global leader in its focus areas. Sibelius Academy is seeking a Professor of Popular Music Research. Continue reading “Professor of Popular Music Research, 2012 -17, Seinäjoki, Finland”
There is a new position to be filled on the editorial board of the IASPM@Journal, the journal associated with the International Association for the Study of Popular Music, a multilingual forum for popular music scholarship across a range of research disciplines and subjects. Continue reading “Editorial Board position available: IASPM Journal”
Open Position: Copy Editor
The editors of Achtung! The U2 Studies Journal are seeking volunteer staff members for its online publication debuting in May 2012 at www.U2journal.com. Continue reading “Call for a Copy Editor for New U2 Studies Journal”
For anyone wishing to assist John Collins in rebuilding and restoring after the recent Accra floods, donations can be made (through PayPal) via any of the links below:
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A memorial service for Charles Hamm (1925-1911) will be held on Saturday, 3 December 2011, 3-5 p.m., Norwich Inn, Norwich, Vermont.
Please RSVP if you expect to attend, to Chris Hamm at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you cannot attend, but would like to enter words into the memorial register, please send them to Chris (email@example.com) or mail them to him at: Chris Hamm/13530 16th Ave NE/Seattle, WA 98125.
A personal tribute by Philip Tagg
Charles Hamm, founder member of IASPM and distinguished music scholar, died on 16 October 2011. He will be sorely missed.
I was delighted when, in 1981, Charles agreed to deliver a paper at the first IASPM international conference in Amsterdam. And what a paper it was! If only we’d paid more attention to what was really popular on TV — The Osmonds and Sousa marches rather than to what was #1 in the charts (Kim Carnes) or particularly cool among rockologists— we “could easily have predicted the outcome of last fall’s presidential election”, he argued, “and anticipated other recent events in the United States signalling a massive swing to the right, politically and socially” (Hamm, 1982: 13). Continue reading “Charles Hamm (1925-2011)”
The 2011 IASPM Book Prize
Co-ordinated by Antti-Ville Kärjä
Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand
The 2011 IASPM prize for a book written in English is awarded to Protest Music in France by Barbara Lebrun.
The 2011 IASPM Book Prize for a book written in a language other than English is awarded to Creating the Myth of ‘Japanese Spirit’ by Yusuke Wajima.
Special Mention is given to El videoclip en España by Eduardo Viñuela.
Download the Book Prize report here [104KB].
Dear IASPM members,
This is Martha Tupinambá de Ulhôa writing to greet members before many go off on summer holiday (while others across the world go back to work after a short winter break). I would like to express my delight at being elected IASPM Executive Chair for 2011-2013. Continue reading “A message from IASPM Executive Chair for 2011-2013”
During the closing plenary session at IASPM 2011 International conference, six speakers from as many continents were asked to present their summarising comments on the conference. These are Bruce Johnson’s reflections for Australasia.
First, I want once again to thank and congratulate the conference organisers for the logistical triumph they have achieved in getting us all to this relatively inaccessible destination, for looking after us so well and so cheerfully, and for organising not just the conference, but some really memorable excursions. Continue reading “Comments on IASPM 2011 conference by Bruce Johnson”