The U2 Conference 2013

Call for papers
The U2 Conference 2013
26-27 April 2013
Cleveland, Ohio

The U2 Conference will hold its second meeting for an international gathering of scholars, critics, teachers, and fans in collaboration with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio, 26-27 April 2013. The keynote speaker is Ann Powers, popular music critic for National Public Radio. The inaugural 2009 meeting drew a multi-disciplinary group from seven countries and featured over 40 formal presentations, three films, and a weekend of networking opportunities. It also produced the edited collection of essays Exploring U2: Is This Rock ‘n’ Roll? (Scarecrow Press, 2011). Continue reading

Heavy Metal and Popular Culture

Call for papers
Heavy Metal and Popular Culture
4-7 April 2013
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, Ohio

The Department of Popular Culture at Bowling Green State University, in collaboration with Heavy Fundametalisms: Metal, Music and Politics and the International Society for Metal Music Studies (ISMMS), announce the International Conference on Heavy Metal and Popular Culture. The Program Committee of the International Conference on Heavy Metal and Popular Culture invites proposals for papers, organized panels of 3-4 papers, and scholarly posters. The online submission deadline for all proposals is 1 December 2012. The conference will take place on the campus of Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio, 4-7 April 2013. Continue reading

International Reggae Conference‏

International Reggae: Traditional and Emerging Expressions in Popular Music
University of the West Indies, Mona, Kingston, Jamaica
14-16 February 2013

The Institute of Caribbean Studies and the Reggae Studies Unit at the University of the West Indies, Mona announce the third International Reggae Conference (formerly Global Reggae Conference) under the theme “Traditional and Emerging Expressions in Popular Music”. Continue reading

Clarification on ICTM 2013‏

42nd World Conference of the International Council for Traditional Music
11-17 July 2013
Shanghai Conservatory of Music
Deadline for all abstract submissions: 7 September 2012

The Program Committee, Local Arrangements Committee, and Secretariat for the 2013 ICTM World Conference have recently received a number of questions from potential participants concerning multiple presentations.

Simply put, a participant may have only one substantive role in the Conference, as a paper presenter, discussant, film presenter, or member of a roundtable. The only exception is that one may chair a panel or roundtable as well as make a presentation in that or another session. If you have already submitted more than one proposal, you will be asked to choose which proposal you wish to have evaluated by the Program Committee.

Please do not send your proposals (or requests to withdraw proposals) to the ICTM Secretariat or the Program Chair, but send them to the two email addresses listed under “Guidelines for Submission” on the conference website.

ICTM 2013 Reminder‏

42nd World Conference of the International Council for Traditional Music
11-17 July 2013
Shanghai Conservatory of Music
Deadline for all abstract submissions: 7 September 2012

The conference themes are:
• Presentation and Representation in Minority Musics and Dance
• Rethinking, Reconstructing, and Reinventing Musical Pasts
• Ethnomusicology, Ethnochoreology, and Education
• Ritual, Religion, and the Performing Arts
• Screening Music and Dance
• New Research

Abstracts in all categories must be submitted through the conference website.

The website also contains full descriptions of the conference themes, guidelines for submissions, and information on Shanghai. Information on registration and accommodation will be added at a later date.

Perspectives on Musical Improvisation Reminder‏

Perspectives on Musical Improvisation
10-13 September 2012
University of Oxford

We have a small number of places still available at the conference, and so if you were interested in joining the event or had missed previous announcements, we would encourage you to book sooner rather than later. The conference brings together a rich set of perspectives on musical improvisation with papers approaching the subject from musicological, cognitive, psycho-social, philosophical, anthropological and pedagogical lenses representing a range of improvisatory genres. In addition to papers, there will be practical workshops and performances. Continue reading

2012 National Graduate Student Conference British Forum for Ethnomusicology

Music and Movement
2012 National Graduate Student Conference, British Forum for Ethnomusicology
12-14 September 2012
Institute for Music Research (IMR), London WC1

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Michael Bull, University of Sussex

People and music are always moving. Whether across the dance floor, across town, or across borders, neither rests. Sometimes this movement is intentional, other times it is not. Musical movement may benefit some groups but be to the detriment of others. Music can mediate our experiences of movement and movement can mediate our experiences of music. Ultimately, the study of musical movement is the study of social relations. Continue reading

‘This is the Modern World’: For a Social History of Rock Music‏

Call for papers
‘This is the Modern World’: For a Social History of Rock Music
International Conference
University Charles-de-Gaulle Lille 3 (Lille, France)
13-15 June 2013

In Anglo-American countries, the history of rock music has been institutionalized since the 1970s, notably in musicology and cultural studies departments. In France, on the contrary, it has been considered, until recently, as a rather minor subject, abandoned to journalists and amateurs. Continue reading