CFP: XXII BIENNIAL IASPM INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
June 26–30, 2023
Theme: Popular Music in Crisis
It is not hyperbolic to claim that crisis characterizes the state of the world in the 2020s. The COVID-19 virus still rages across the globe. In many countries, this public health crisis intersects with a crisis of political legitimacy caused by increased polarization and the rise of right-wing populism. The refusal of many to vaccinate themselves against COVID-19 has led to the continuing spread of the disease. Elsewhere, similar dynamics are exacerbated by lack of effective vaccines, little-to-no capacity to make them, and the hesitancy of wealthier countries to distribute vaccines beyond their national borders. An ever smaller number of people control most of the world’s wealth as the gap between the wealthy and the poor has become a seemingly unbridgeable chasm. The ongoing crisis of climate change manifests in many ways: increasingly dangerous storms, displaced populations, out-of-control fires, financial and material devastation, rising sea levels, and more, unfortunately exacerbated by politics and the destructive impact of late capitalism. Wars, civil and otherwise, have also increased the numbers of migrants whose home countries are devastated but who are not welcomed elsewhere, leading to a crisis of the displaced and, with the ongoing conflict in the Ukraine compounding continued struggles in Afghanistan, Israel-Palestine, Syria, and many other regions, heightened tension between global powers that at times evokes the Cold War. The rise of neo-fascism has accompanied the return of dangerous nationalisms that attempt to disenfranchise certain members of society, often by race, gender, and sexuality, while reinforcing existing social and racial constructions. Other crises abound, as white supremacy rises again in North America and Europe, women’s rights are under attack in various repressive regimes across the globe, and we learn of human rights abuses perpetrated during military crises and civil unrest.
VIENNA PERSPECTIVES – Art, Urban Space and Social In-/Equality
Urban Music Studies and Digital Humanities
Nov. 16th – 18th, 2022 +++ MUK Vienna
Artistic interventions in public space, the relocation of cultural events and festivals from the city center to the outskirts as well as the intention to achieve an all-encompassing social equality through music and the arts remain a central motive of urban cultural policy. Therefore, the concept of class and various mechanisms of inclusion and exclusion – in Luhmann’s sense – still operate as parameters for measuring social equality and inequality. In the field of music and urban culture, this situation continually leads to discourses about participation, access and interpretive power – until today and especially after the rupture of the cultural fields caused by the pandemic and since the beginning of the war happening in Ukraine.
The International Centre for Music Studies at Newcastle University (ICMuS) is hosting the second biennial Vicarious Vocalities/Simulated Songs virtual conference in collaboration with the Centre for Interdisciplinary Voice Studies, now celebrating its tenth year.
This online conference will take place on the 6th and 7th of September 2022, UTC time. Attendance is free.
To join in the fun, register here:
Call for Papers:
Online conference on “Toddlers/Children’s Songs – The Popular Music of the Youngest?”
on Friday, November 4, 2022
Call for Papers:
VOICES OF WOMEN: MATERIALITIES, CULTURAL TRANSFER, AND MUSICAL AUTHORSHIP
VOW Erasmus+ Educational Symposium for researchers, music educators, and graduate music students
Dec. 1-2, 2022
University of Groningen
The Voices of Women project, an Erasmus+ funded joint project with the University of Groningen, The University of Stavanger, The Arctic University of Norway (Tromsø), and The University of Music Franz Liszt Weimar invites paper presentations from teachers, graduate students, and scholars interested in the theme of musical authorship in connection to women’s voices. We understand voices metaphorically, artistically, and literally to include women or women-identifying genders in a variety of roles whose creative musical ‘voices’ contribute to the authorship of a particular body of work. The two-day symposium explores this theme of authorship in relation to the sub-themes of music materialities and cultural transfer.
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?
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