7th Inter-Asia Popular Music Studies (IAPMS) Conference Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
23-25 July, 2020
Organised by Inter-Asia Popular Music Studies Group (IAPMS Group)
Sunway University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Abstract Submissions Deadline
15 December 2019
Theme: Asia’s Sonic (under)Currents and Currencies
The recent international popularity of Korean pop groups BTS and
Blackpink placed Asia from passive recipients to active participants of
otherwise US and UK dominated global pop music. However, the extent in which
they represent and personify the rich undercurrent of popular music circulation
in Asia remains debatable in Asia’s culturally diverse landscapes. While the
digital platform and social media as well as travel have intensified the flows
of popular music participation, it is probably premature to idealistically
suggest the levelling of more enduring historical and cultural boundaries and
borders. The post•global or post•digital condition needs discussion.
Conference at NYU Steinhardt:
Friday May 29th – Sunday May 31st
The annual Music and the
Moving Image Conference encourages submissions from scholars and
practitioners that explore the relationship between the entire universe of
moving images (film, television, video games, iPhone, computer, and live
performances) and that of music and sound through paper presentations. We
encourage submissions from multidisciplinary teams that have been pooling their
knowledge to solve problems or come up with a new perspective regarding music
and moving images.
University of Music Franz Liszt Weimar, Institute of Musicology Weimar-Jena /
Bauhaus University Weimar, Department of Media Management
Organizer: Prof. Dr. Steffen Höhne, Dr. Wolf-Georg Zaddach (Institute for Musicology Weimar-Jena – Cultural Management, HfM Weimar) Prof. Dr. Jutta Emes, Prof. Dr. Christopher Buschow, Prof. Dr. Matthias Maier (Department of Media Management, Bauhaus University Weimar)
Call for Proposals: RMA Annual Conference, Goldsmiths 2020
We are pleased to announce that the 56th Annual Conference of the Royal Musical Association will take place from 8th-10th September 2020 at Goldsmiths, University of London. The conference will present a programme involving both leading figures and emerging scholars and practitioners within the discipline, and seeks to explore and celebrate the quality and diversity of current scholarship in music, understood in its broadest sense and represented by its many branches and global aspects. The annual conference will also feature the Edward Dent Medal award lecture, that will be delivered by the 2019 award winner Dr Gundula Kreuzer, and the Peter Le Huray lecture that will be delivered by Dr Marie Thompson.
IABA World Turku 2020 Life-Writing: Imagining the Past, Present and Future
9–12 June 2020
Popular music research papers welcome!
SELMA: Centre for the Study of Storytelling, Experientiality and Memory warmly welcomes proposals to the 12th IABA World Conference, which will be held at the University of Turku (Finland), June 9-12, 2020. Through the theme of Life-Writing: Imagining the Past, Present and Future, IABA World 2020 will explore the multiple temporalities shaping the dimensions of life storying and life writing research. Temporality impacts the writing and shaping of life narratives, as well as the ways in which we analyze life narrative documents. The temporal is at the core of how we understand the centuries-long histories of how the self is written about and the genealogy of life writing research. Temporality, however, does not mean only gazing to the past, but also understanding how the present moment and orientation to the future are visible in life writing and/or how history makes its presence known in different moments and spaces. The temporal approach also invites us to explore how the future is imagined in life narratives and to discuss our visions for the future of life writing studies.
A group of University of the Arts London post-graduate
research students, in conjunction with Centre for Fashion Curation (CfFC) are
hosting a one-day symposium titled Subcultures and mediated
Topics will include how music fanzines documented and transmitted the acid house music scene, the Marquis de Sade’s influence on British punk, myth and membership of the Northern Soul scene, using black language and musical expression to explore the relationships between social and cultural ways of understanding identity formation through ideas of ‘high’, ‘low’ and ‘popular’ culture and Adam Ant’s performance personas, as dandy, highway man and Prince Charming as an entry point for discussion about military identities, masculinity and popular culture.
Progressive Rock and Metal: Towards a Contemporary Understanding The 4th Biennial International Conference of the Progect Network for the Study of Progressive Rock
Hosted by Lori Burns at the University of Ottawa, May 20-22, 2020 (Ottawa, Canada)
Progressive Rock and Metal: Towards a Contemporary Understanding aims to explore the past and present contexts of the genres of progressive rock and metal. The Progect Network has met in France (2014), in Scotland (2016), and in Sweden (2018). The 2020 meeting will mark the first North American hosting of this conference and will thus expand participation and open the scholarly dialogue in exciting ways. This conference will bring together scholars who have addressed the musical structures and expression of 1970s progressive rock, as well as scholars working on the more contemporary manifestations of the progressive. We encourage submissions from scholars from a range of disciplinary orientations.
The conference will take place from Feb. 13th to 15th at Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany.
We are looking for papers that transgress the boundaries between our notions of music and space. We are explicitly following Henri Lefèbvre’s (1991) concept of a dialectics of triplicity and Edward Soja’s (2008) trialectic of spatiality. A first level encompasses material, physical, and social spaces of music and the mutuality of sound–music and space–architecture from historical, social, economic and cultural perspectives. A second level focusses on the mutuality of music and symbolic aspects of space such as images, brands, and imaginaries. While the third level should open up an arena of powerful mediations between music–sound and spatial politics, whether this results in the appropriation of the city by music or the appropriation of music by the city.