cfp: Information Overload? Music Studies in the Age of Abundance

Information Overload? Music Studies in the Age of Abundance

8-10 September 2021, University of Birmingham

Keynote Speakers: Robin James (University of North Carolina at Charlotte)

                                Nick Seaver (Tufts University)

                                More speakers TBA

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cfp: RGS-IBG Annual Conference – A ‘cultural catastrophe’?

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

Dear colleagues, 

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.

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The Impacts of Covid-19 on the Live Music Industries (March 17)

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. 

For info and link to register for the event, see

Direct to the Eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-impacts-of-covid-19-on-the-live-music-industries-tickets-139903807053

Note – the event is closing in on the 100 capacity set by Zoom – so if you are interested it is best to book soon

Music, Sound, and Trauma, Indiana University, Virtual, 12-14 Feb 2021

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?

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Seminar “Spaces and crowds without festivals” – 10th February 2021

Dear all,

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/).

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cfp: XIII International Symposium MUSICAL CREATION ON THE SOUNDTRACK

XIII International Symposium MUSICAL CREATION ON THE SOUNDTRACK

The Music and Audiovisual Languages Commission of the Spanish Society of Musicology (SEDEM), reminds about the upcoming 13th Symposium “Musical creation in the soundtrack”, on June 25-26, 2021.
All the information and the Call for Papers can be checked on our website:
https://mylasedem.wixsite.com/sedem-myla/xiii-simposio

We look forward to your participation. The thirteenth edition of the symposium will be carried out online due to the unpredictable situation with the corona pandemic.

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IASPM 2021-Conference (Daegu) postponed

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Dear IASPM Members,

   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.

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cfp: Ecologies of Sound

The Music and Sound Studies Network of the German Studies Association (GSA) invites proposals from scholars for panels at the 45th Annual Conference in Indianapolis, IN, from September 30 – October 3, 2021. We welcome proposals that consider how ecologies of sound have manifested themselves in German-speaking communities or German spaces throughout the world, and the ways in which these relations, patterns or systems have evolved and developed over time. The network supports scholarship from a wide range of interdisciplinary approaches and welcomes projects that focus on noise and sound as much as on music. The network also encourages either completed research or more speculative, tentative and preliminary hypotheses. In addition, the network hopes to build on last year’s format by having slightly shorter papers to ensure more time for discussion. Some potential considerations to guide proposal submissions may be:

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Music and Cultural Diplomacy in the Middle East: Geopolitical Re-Configurations for the 21stCentury

We are proud to announce new dates for  the conference ‘Music and Cultural Diplomacy in the Middle East: Geopolitical Re-Configurations for the 21stCentury’ organised at the IKK. It will now be held online between the 2th and 4th of December 2020 and registration is now open. (See description bellow).

Registrations are open through this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/music-and-cultural-diplomacy-in-the-middle-east-tickets-129906974257?fbclid=IwAR1SzILeORuTf-Tx4sBCjP76nOCcReSgEJBI8yTpt-bp_xR-1e3I7M7Pl5E

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