We invite abstracts for presentations at a Symposium on carnival music to be held virtually October 2, 2021, and hosted by the Instituto de Etnomusicologia at Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Portugal) and Ryerson University (Canada). 2021 may be exceptional as a year without the annual carnival in many parts of the world, and this absence can invite us to reflect on the roles, meanings, and functions of music associated with the carnival traditions. We are honored to be joined for this event by keynote speaker,Prof. Gage Averill of the University of British Columbia (Canada), and our special musical guest: percussionist, bloco leader, and music educatorThaís Bezerra of Rio de Janeiro.
We are especially interested in work that focuses on carnival celebrations or that uses theoretical themes arising from carnival to probe other celebratory events and musical forms. Likewise, we invite ethnographic, historical, and theoretical work that examines what practitioners understand to be “carnival music” or that explores the broader acoustic experiences of carnival events. The aim is that participants in the Symposium will gain new perspectives on the convergences, parallels, divergences, and local particularities of the diverse manifestations of the carnival traditions around the world and the vital roles music plays in mobilizing and animating the festivities.
Please send abstracts of no more than 250 words for presentations of 20-minute papers to Andrew Snyder and Sean Bellaviti at firstname.lastname@example.org by April 30, 2021. While presentations in English may be the most widely understood, abstracts and presentations may be in English, Portuguese, Spanish or French. (Permanent Symposium link)
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/).