Inaugural Celebrity Studies Conference‏

Call for papers
December 12-14th 2012
Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia

Deadline for abstracts and panels: March 5th 2012 (individual papers: 500words, +50 word bio; and for 3x person panels: panel title, lead/contact person; 3x 500 word abstracts, plus 3x individual 50 word biographies)

Successful abstracts notified by: 6th April

Enquiries/abstracts to:

Conference Website:

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Perspectives on Musical Improvisation

Reminder Call for papers
10th-13th September 2012
Faculty of Music, University of Oxford

This is a reminder that submissions for this conference should be sent to . The deadline for submissions is Monday January 9 2012.

Please visit the website to get further details on the conference and how to submit proposals for papers, poster presentations and practical sessions. The website will go live in March 2012 for registration and programme details.

Contact Mark Doffman at for any queries regarding the conference.

Help Rebuild BAPMAF Music Archives

For anyone wishing to assist John Collins in rebuilding and restoring after the recent Accra floods, donations can be made (through PayPal) via any of the links below:

Anyone who already has a PayPal account can simply make a donation through PayPal to People who don’t have a PayPal account should click on the donate button. All donations should be marked as a “gift” in order to ensure that PayPal doesn’t take a cut of donations.

PhD studentship at Bristol‏

The School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies (SPAIS) at the University of Bristol will be offering a postgraduate research scholarship for a new Home (UK or EU) student for September 2012 entry. The scholarship will offer funding for three years to cover tuition fees and a maintenance stipend equivalent to RCUK rates. We invite applications from strong candidates in all areas of sociology, politics or international studies.

Further details are available at:

Music & Moving Image

Call for papers
Music and the Moving Image VII Conference
New York University, 1-3 June, 2012

The annual conference, Music and the Moving Image, encourages submissions from scholars and practitioners that explore the relationship between music, sound, and the entire universe of moving images (film, television, video games, iPod, computer, and interactive performances) through paper presentations.

More info, practical details, etc. at

IASPM-US and Pop Conference

Sounds of the City
IASPM-US Annual Conference
Jointly held with 2012 EMP Pop Conference presented by NYU’s Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music
New York City, March 22-25, 2012

Charlie Gillett’s pioneering The Sound of the City declared, with its title, that the electrified roots music of Elvis and Little Richard was an urban synthesis: “In rock and roll, the strident, repetitive sounds of city life were, in effect, reproduced as melody and rhythm.” But the metropolitan modernities of popular music take many different forms: Nuyorican salsa, Ralph Ellison “living with jazz” in his apartment building, San Francisco open-air psychedelia, double dutch and breakdancing, Amadou & Mariam’s “fast food Dakar,” and beyond. So for this year’s joint International Association for the Study of Popular Music-US branch gathering and EMP Museum Pop Conference, presented by New York University’s Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music, we copyedit Gillett slightly and ask that presenters explore sounds of the city—the reverberations of people gathered en masse. Following are some suggested but not required subthemes. All styles and eras of pop music are welcome. Continue reading

Charles Hamm – memorial service‏

A memorial service for Charles Hamm (1925-1911) will be held on Saturday, 3 December 2011, 3-5 p.m., Norwich Inn, Norwich, Vermont.

Please RSVP if you expect to attend, to Chris Hamm at

If you cannot attend, but would like to enter words into the memorial register, please send them to Chris ( or mail them to him at:  Chris Hamm/13530 16th Ave NE/Seattle, WA 98125.

Faculty Positions: Clinical, Assistant and Associate Professors of Music

New York University
Abu Dhabi campus

NYU Abu Dhabi currently seeks a number of dynamic and creative music scholars and scholar-practitioners to teach within and across the disciplines of musicology/ethnomusicology, theory/composition, performance, and music technology/new media.  The successful candidate(s) will have a record of significant achievement in one or more of the above areas, an adventurous program of research and/or performance, and experience teaching at the undergraduate level. Candidates with experience in academic leadership and/or curricular development are particularly encouraged to apply. Continue reading