cfp: Music, Research, and Activism

MUSIC, RESEARCH, AND ACTIVISM

May 10–12, 2023, University of Helsinki

Call for Papers

https://www.helsinki.fi/en/conferences/music-research-and-activism/call-papers

What does social and environmental justice mean in music or music

research? How can music and music research advance equality, equity,

human rights or ecological sustainability? What could music

researchers and practitioners do in our contemporary world

characterized by climate emergency, ecocide, racism, gender

discrimination, war, conflict, and humanitarian crises? What is the

relationship between music and the rest of society, and what might

activist research look like in the field of music studies?

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New Collection on Covid and the Music Industries

Colleagues – for those of you that are interested in the impacts of covid on the music industries – just to inform you of a new edited collection that was published last week in the Journal of World Popular Music. The collection is being launched at this years IASPM conference in Liverpool and is available now. It focuses specifically on the impacts of Covid on the music industries of the Global North. See https://journal.equinoxpub.com/JWPM The details are below.

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[IASPM XXI 2022] E-NEWSLETTER NO. 12: Please check the important updates and information!

1.   Mode of attendance survey 

– Last week the local organizing committee sent you the email asking you to inform how you participate in the conference – online/virtual or offline/in person. If you have not completed the survey yet, please do so via Google form here:  https://forms.gle/qu33nZbH3A1hJVGV7

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Update regarding the position of Chair of IASPM International

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Dear members,

On 20th May we emailed to advise that, following the Chair of IASPM stepping down from his position, the Executive Committee of IASPM would be operating on a collective basis to deal with a number of urgent matters. These include: the upcoming international conference in Daegu, Korea; an ethics investigation into the sexual harassment allegations that have been made; the construction of a code of ethics for our members; and a social media policy.

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Call Extended – SEM Student News, 18.1 (“Music and Pleasure”)

Dear Colleagues,

This is the second call for submissions for the Spring/Summer 2022 issue of SEM Student News. The theme for this new issue, Vol. 18, No.1, is “Music and Pleasure.” The frequent stratification between professional musicianship and making music “for pleasure” often frames the latter category as something less serious or valuable. But for many of us, participating in and experiencing music in informal or communal spaces fills us with powerful sensations of joy. Music is often a part of other activities associated with pleasure such as sex, the alteration of one’s consciousness through drugs or meditation, and physical expressions like dancing. Music is also frequently integral to the pleasure gained from forming connection with a group (e.g., singing songs at sporting events) or passing through different stages of our lives (e.g., music in play settings among children). In this issue, we want to take seriously the interrogation of pleasure as it relates to these and other activities in and around music.

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