Interdisciplinary Law & Humanities Junior Scholar Workshop 2013‏

Call for papers
Interdisciplinary Law & Humanities Junior Scholar Workshop 2013‏
Georgetown Law, Washington, D.C.
3 & 4 June 2013

The paper competition is open to untenured professors, advanced graduate students, and post-doctoral scholars in law and the humanities; in addition to drawing from numerous humanistic fields, we welcome critical, qualitative work in the social sciences. Based on anonymous evaluation by an interdisciplinary selection committee, between five and ten papers will be chosen for presentation at the June Workshop. At the Workshop, two senior scholars will comment on each paper. Commentators and other Workshop participants will be asked to focus specifically on the strengths and weaknesses of the selected scholarly projects, with respect to subject and methodology. The selected papers will then serve as the basis for a larger conversation among all the participants about the evolving standards by which we judge excellence and creativity in interdisciplinary scholarship, as well as about the nature of interdisciplinarity itself. Continue reading

Voice/Presence/Absence

Call for papers
Voice/Presence/Absence
An Interdisciplinary Conference on Voice and the Arts
Creative Practice and Cultural Economy Research Group
University of Technology, Sydney
14-15 February 2013

Voice/Presence/Absence is an interdisciplinary conference organised under the auspices of the Creative Practice and Cultural Economy Research Group of the University of Technology, Sydney, with the goal of exploring new approaches to the study of voice in the context of arts and humanities, performing practices and new media. Continue reading

People’s Palace: Culture and Controversy in Music Hall and Vaudeville

Call for papers
People’s Palace: Culture and Controversy in Music Hall and Vaudeville
11 May 2013
Hoxton Hall, London

A unique conference experience, held at Hoxton Music Hall, and organized by King’s College, London and the University of Liverpool. This one-day conference will explore the history of one of the most exciting, subversive and controversial forms of theatre born in the 19th century. Continue reading

New Elizabethans 1953-2013‏

Call for papers
New Elizabethans 1953-2013: Nation, Culture, and Modern Identity
13-15 June 2013
Senate House, London

Papers are invited for a major international, interdisciplinary conference to be held at Senate House, London, June 13-15 2013. Coinciding with the 60-year anniversary of the Coronation, this conference will explore the ways in which the ideal of a new (or second) Elizabethan age has been variously defined, promoted, and challenged in Britain and the Commonwealth. Following closely after the London Olympics and Jubilee celebrations, it will also offer a fitting opportunity to explore the ways in which these values continue to present themselves in contemporary definitions of national identity, culture, and character. Continue reading

Music, Gender & Difference

Call for papers
Music, Gender & Difference: Intersectional and postcolonial perspectives on musical fields
10-12 October 2013
University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, Austria

Feminist research on music has revealed the gender-specific conditions for the production, distribution, assessment, appropriation and experience of music, and has explored the participation and representation of women in various music genres. However, far less attention has been paid to the construction of exoticism, the processes of “othering” and the production and circulation of representations of difference. Continue reading

Live Music Exchange Cardiff

Live Music Exchange
Saturday 10 November 2012
9.00am – 5.00pm, £10 / £5 (conc)
Zen Room, ATRiuM Building, University of Glamorgan

A conference with a difference, the Live Music Exchange gathers together leading academics with people working directly (and indirectly) with live music, to exchange ideas about how to encourage and assist a vibrant and sustainable live music ecology.

The focus of this event is ‘Supporting Live Music in Hard Times’, with a particular focus on Cardiff and Wales. Continue reading

Popular Music, Participation and the People‏

One-Day Symposium
Popular Music, Participation and the People‏
Popular Music Research Unit, Department of Music,
Goldsmiths, University of London, New Cross SE14 6NW
Saturday 27 October 2012, Cinema

11am – 5pm, coffee from 10.30

Free admission, no registration required

Popular music’s past is littered with musicians claiming to speak for the People – and various Peoples claiming to speak through music. From seventeenth century broadside ballads through 1960s protest songs to internet-borne anthems and celebrity endorsements of the twenty first century, music has provided a rallying ground for both radicals and reactionaries. In varied times and places, popular music has been used to carry messages, mobilise or manipulate crowds, to inspire or inhibit social change. Continue reading

3rd International Conference on Music & Emotion

Call for papers
3rd International Conference on Music & Emotion
11-15 June 2013
Jyväskylä, Finland
Deadline for submissions: 7 December 2012

Submission process: proposals should be submitted via the ICME3 author submission management system.

Abstract format: all abstracts should be written in English. Maximum length is 250 words. Abstracts should be in the form of a single paragraph, and contain no tables, graphics, subheadings, nor references. Up to four keywords may be added as desired. Continue reading

Royal Musical Association Research Students’ Conference

Royal Musical Association Research Students’ Conference
3-5 January 2013
Southampton, United Kingdom

Contact person: Kirstie Hewlett

The RMA Research Students’ Conference is open to postgraduates studying in the UK or abroad. It offers the opportunity for students to present research in music, musicology and related areas in a friendly and supportive atmosphere.

Organized by: RMA
Deadline for abstracts/proposals: 29 October 2012

Check the event website for more details.