MUSIC, RESEARCH, AND ACTIVISM
May 10–12, 2023, University of Helsinki
Call for 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?
As the head of IASPM Hungary, I regret to announce that we have decided to formally dissolve our branch, and all of us would like to continue as individual members of IASPM.
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.
IASPM XXI Daegu is almost upon us, Please go to http://iaspm2022.org/ for the latest updates.
Dear IASPM XXI 2022 participants,
We hope you had a great week. Now we have only 7 days to go before the IASPM XXI 2022! Here are a few important updates and information about the IASPM XXI 2022 conference.
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
Dear IASPM XXI 2022 participants,
We hope you had a great week. Here are a few important updates and information about the IASPM XXI 2022 conference.
Dear participants of the IASPM XXI 2022:
The IASPM XXI 2022 conference is now only less than a month left. We are getting excited to finally get together this summer! Here are a few updates on important information for the conference.
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.
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.