Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University
The School of Music in
the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University
seeks a dynamic leader of outstanding reputation to serve as Director of the
Popular Music program. This is a full-time appointment, appointment type and
rank based on experience, beginning fall 2020.
Special Issue: Popular Music,
Decolonization and Indigenous Studies
Editors: Daniel Hernandez and
is the peer-reviewed open-access e-journal of the International Association for
the Study of Popular Music, IASPM. As part of an international network, the
journal aims to publish research and analysis in the field of popular music
studies at both global and local levels.
Special Issue seeks to confront the Western tradition of academia, which has only
been made possible through historic and ongoing processes and ideologies of
colonialism. This includes the paradox that many academic scholars and
institutions are housed on stolen lands. This Special Issue of IASPM Journal
aims to contribute to an ongoing process of decolonization through the lens and
practices of popular music by highlighting Indigenous academics, theorists and
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)
What is the role of sound in historical fictions? How can we try to
replicate what the world sounded like in the past? What is the role of music in
period dramas? Why are contemporary musicals with historical settings so
popular? How can sound be described in historical novels?
The Journal of Historical Fictions is looking for papers on any aspect of
“sound”, broadly defined (music, mechanical sounds, songs that tell a
historical narrative, voices, etc.) for a special issue on sound in historical
fictions, ‘The Sound of the Past’. Please send completed articles of 6,000–8,000 words to email@example.com by 1 January 2020.
We also have a rolling deadline for articles that relate directly to
research and teaching questions on historical fictions of any kind, from all
scholarly disciplines, and we welcome spontaneous submissions.
Call for Papers: Issues of Diversity and Inclusion in Jazz Festivals
A Special Issue of
the Jazz Research Journal
Editors: Emily Jones (Cheltenham Jazz Festival) and Sarah Raine (Birmingham
City University, UK)
With campaigns such
as Keychange (PRS Foundation, UK) bringing issues of diversity and inclusion to
the fore in the music industry, professionals and researchers alike are
increasingly aware of a lack of diversity in relation to jazz audiences,
artists and festival staff. However, the efforts to tackle these issues lack a
strong foundation of research, from either industry bodies or scholarship.
Emerging out of an industry partnership project, this special issue therefore
aims to provide a space for current research that engages with issues of
diversity and inclusion in jazz festivals. We particularly encourage
submissions that take an intersectional approach, emerge out of collaborative
projects between institutions and industry, or go beyond the geographies and
narratives that have come to dominate definitions of jazz.
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.
The International Society for Metal Music Studies was founded with the purpose to bring Metal scholars from around the world together to share ideas, develop new research, and grow our field. As the organization has expanded over the years, we have seen that happen through the creation of the only journal specifically for Metal research, Metal Music Studies, and we have had 4 biennial conferences since the founding of the organization in 2013. As we have expanded our reach we are always looking for more members, and this letter is an opportunity for us to let others know a bit about our group and its purpose.
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.
Music ID is pleased to announce its
second annual Digital Research Fellowship in popular music studies.
Music ID is an academic platform that compiles current and historical music industry data into a single, easy-to-use source. Incorporating 5,452 different charts spanning 74 countries, Music ID provides access to chart information from Billboard and the Official Charts Company dating back to the 1950s, as well as contemporary, day-to-day statistics on iTunes downloads, Spotify and Apple Music streams, and Shazam searches. It also includes built-in visualization tools which allow users to create and export customizable tables and graphs.