Dear Members,

according to IASPM’s Rules of Procedure, point 2.1.4.,

Nominations for the Executive Committee and for auditors should be submitted to the Secretary at least 1 month before the General Meeting. The Secretary communicates nominations to the Association’s members immediately following the closing date for nominations and makes a full list of nominations available at the General Meeting

we are now calling for nominations for the Executive Committee.

Link to the form is here, and also at the end of this message.

Please notice that we are calling nominations for all positions on the Executive Committee. Members of the current Executive Committee who may wish to stay on their positions will have to be nominated and – in case – re-elected to those positions.

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cfp: Experts, non-experts and the participatory production of knowledge (Volume! The French Journal of Popular Music Studies)

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Experts, non-experts and the participatory production of knowledge. The case of popular music research (Volume! The French Journal of Popular Music Studies)
Editors: Christophe Pirenne and Christophe Levaux (University of Liège, Belgium)

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A new issue of Journal of Popular Music Studies

A new issue of Journal of Popular Music Studies has just been posted. At the IASPM-US web page you can read about it, survey a list of books published in the first months of 2019 (let us know what we’ve missed or what’s coming out next quarter), and see the winners for best book and best article at our most recent conference. Enjoy! (from Eric Weisbard)

CFP Hip-Hop Archives: The Politics and Poetics of Knowledge Production

Hip-Hop Archives
The Politics and Poetics of Knowledge Production

Edited by Mark V. Campbell (Ryerson University) and Murray Forman (Northeastern University)

As editors of this book, we seek contributions that critically address hip-hop archives (both digital and physical) and the processes of archivization, encompassing theoretical and analytical perspectives and exploring globally dispersed cases. We particularly welcome contributions from individuals who are in some way actively engaged in the development or operation of hip-hop archives in any medium and at any stage or scale, whether independent collections or institutionally supported enterprises. We also value the various ways in which hip-hop culture is engaged from historical and material perspectives, allowing for examination of the archive as a historical apparatus as well as a contemporary physical assemblage of artifacts.
This book focuses on the culture and politics involved in building, maintaining, and researching hip-hop archives. It addresses practical aspects, including methods of accumulation, curation, preservation, and digitization and critically analyzes institutional power, community engagement, urban economics, public access, and the ideological implications associated with hip-hop culture’s enduring tensions with dominant social values.

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The Future of Work, 3 Calls for papers Sociology of arts and culture, SSA-congress 10-12 September 2019 (-> APRIL 20!)

Please find attached 3 calls for papers for the congress of the Swiss Sociological Association (SSA) of September 10-12, 2019 at the University of Neuchâtel on “The Future of Work”.

The calls are labelled Foko-KUKUSO / RC-SAC Research Committee Sociology of Arts and Culture, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year.

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Einstürzende Neubauten conference & Blixa Bargeld event, Berlin 16 May 2019

Speakers of German may be interested in our academic conference on Berlin noise-makers Einstürzende Neubauten. Admission is free, registration not necessary. Blixa Bargeld will appear at an evening event for which there will be a charge at the door.

»Alles wieder offen.« Einstürzende Neubauten zwischen Klang, Wort, Ritus

Literaturforum im Brechthaus, Berlin

16. Mai 2019

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