There are a few things to announce about the IASPM Monthly Online Research Seminars.
Firstly, in order to allow us to properly record the seminars, and also to allow for live streaming, and co-ordination with ticket booking on Eventbrite, we have purchased an IASPM Zoom account. This “Pro” account, allows for there to be 100 people taking part actively in the seminar (with chat functions etc.), so each research seminar will have 100 tickets, on Eventbrite, which is a ticketing website. If these tickets are sold, we hope to stream the event on YouTube or Facebook, which will mean any number of people can at least watch the seminar. The seminars will be available to anyone, not just to IASPM members, so please advertise them far and wide, including to postgrad and graduate students, and on any email lists you know. We will also record and publish all seminars.
Unfortunately we have to announce that the IASPM Bienniel Conference to be held in South Korea in 2021 has now been postponed for 12 months. With a date in July 2021, we had hoped that we would be largely over the Coronavirus Pandemic, and at least some IASPM members would be able to attend the conference. The IASPM Executive Committee and conference local organising committee discussed this a number of times, and we have held off making a decision until now, in the hope of still going ahead with a blend of in person and online involvement. However it is now clear that it is unlikely many people would be able to plan travel in April, and travel will still be disrupted in many parts of the world in June/July.
The Queer Mutual Mentoring (QMM) pilot scheme is a resource for all students, scholars, and musicians who identity as LGBTQ+ or their allies in addressing challenges of our work and student lives. It allows for participants to engage in mutual sharing, learning, supporting, and inspiring, processes that can flow in different directions depending on the individual participants. One of the central aims of the scheme is to strengthen the exchange of knowledge and skills for dealing with issues that relate to, or are shaped by, issues of gender and sexuality, as they intersect with other aspects of our identities and biographies. Mentoring can include a wide range of points of discussion, including but not limited to the following issues:
Coming out to fellow students/colleagues
Career guidance both within and beyond the academy and music industry
Discrimination and bullying (among student and/or staff)
Discussing queer theory
Challenging trans-, bi- and homophobia among peers
Negotiating new roles and institutional structures
Queering the syllabus and/or teaching methods
The needs of a student body that’s diverse across gender and sexuality
Call for papers: RGS-IBG Annual Conference, 31 August – 3 September 2021
*** This session will be hosted online ***
Session title: A ‘cultural catastrophe’? The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the arts and cultural sectors and possible pathways to recovery
Session organisers: Andrew Leyshon, Nottingham University and Allan Watson, Loughborough University
We have pleasure in inviting proposals for papers to be presented at the following online session at this year’s RGS-IBG Annual Conference.
Abstracts (max. 250 words), along with the title of the session and author contact details (name, affiliation, email address), should please be sent to Andrew Leyshon (Andrew.Leyshon@nottingham.ac.uk) and Allan Watson (A.Watson3@lboro.ac.uk) by Monday 1st March. We aim to notify accepted presenters by Monday 8th March.
If you have any questions, please do get in touch.
Topics: The School of Theology, Philosophy, and Music is interested in receiving research proposals in Musicology (across a broad range of music genres, practices and stylistic periods) and especially in the areas of:
Electroacoustic Processes and Analysis
Contemporary Music (including Irish Contemporary Music)
Please note this symposium on The Impacts of Covid-19 on the Live Music Industries, organised by Prof. Paul Carr, with plans for subsequent publication of a special issue in the Journal of World Popular Music.
Social media plays an increasingly important part in our world, whether Facebook, TikTok, Instagram, Twitter, or QQ. IASPM has an informal facebook page, but wishes to have more presence on for example Twitter and YouTube, maybe also on other platforms. We are looking for someone willing as a volunteer or volunteers to work for IASPM periodically distributing social media posts.
The job would involve posting activities by IASPM and its branches on social media platforms, and increasing the associations profile. It would suit a postgraduate student, or early career lecturer or researcher. This would be an excellent for increasing your profile as an academic, and adding some sparkle to a CV. You would be co-opted on the International Executive Committee of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music. You might post material on conferences, our research seminars, and other activities. It may be that two or more people would like to share the workload.
If you are the sort of person who actively and regularly uses Twitter, Insta, Facebook, YouTube etc., then this might well suit you. The position is unpaid, voluntary.
We are pleased to announce that registration is open for the conference “Music, Sound, and Trauma Studies: Interdisciplinary Perspectives,” taking place virtually February 12-14, 2021. Hosted at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, and subsidized through an IU Presidential Arts & Humanities grant, the conference is free and open to the public. This conference brings together scholars from a variety of disciplines to illuminate the current state of research on music and trauma, while also generating rich discussion of further avenues of interdisciplinary inquiry, activism, and collaboration. Featuring researchers from across the globe working at the intersections of music scholarship, sound studies, history, psychology, medical humanities, and other disciplines, this event centers on addressing three main questions:
1) How can emerging knowledge from the humanistic discipline of trauma studies shape music- and sound-oriented fields such as musicology, ethnomusicology, music education, and sound studies?
2) How might music and sound studies research that engages with trauma studies shape the landscape of research and teaching in the arts and humanities more broadly?
3) Considering the many ways in which cultural trauma and social inequality have historically been linked, how might interdisciplinary research and pedagogy at the intersections of music, sound, and trauma inform knowledge, policy, and practice geared towards social justice within and beyond the academy?
You will find with the following links the announcement and programme for the online research seminar “Spaces and crowds without festivals. The social effects of a landscape without events during the pandemic”. It is organised the Barcelona research team linked to the EU-funded project FestSpace (http://festspace.net/).