[IASPM XXI 2022] Notice of extension of standard registration period

Dear participants of the IASPM XXI 2022: 

This email is sent to all participants to inform that the deadline of the standard registration is extended to May 20, 2022. 


Receiving many requests regarding the registration extension, the deadline of standard registration of IASPM XXI 2022 has been extended to May 20, 2022. We are expecting that our decision about extension will be of great help to many people’s participation. Please visit the registration page to finish registration: 

Also, please note that all presenters (both individual, panel and film/video) must finish their registration to present in IASPM XXI 2022. 

If you have any queries, please contact IASPM XXI 2022 Secretariat at iaspm2021@gmail.com

We look forward to meeting you up (virtually) at the conference very soon. 

Kind regards, 

Keewoong Lee 

Hyunjoon Shin 

IASPM XXI 2022 Local Organising Committee 

Music for Girls, Sussex-Leeds Collab, 18th May, 2:30-5pm UK time

‘Music for Girls: Women’s Knowledge Cultures of Popular Music’, is an AHRC Network formed to explore alternative ways of ‘knowing’ about popular music and focused especially on the experiences of women and girls.

A ‘Music for Girls’ online symposium will take place Wednesday18th May from 1430-1700 UK time. Hosted online by Leeds, the symposium will bring together network members and other attendees to generate questions and themes to be more fully explored at a conference in 2023 and in a special issue for Popular Music and Society. For the online symposium, Prof. Lucy Robinson (Sussex), Dr Lisa Amanda Palmer (De Montfort), Dr Richard Elliott (Newcastle) and Prof. David Hesmondhalgh (Leeds) will discuss previous and current research relating to gender and popular music knowledge. Talks will be 15 minutes each, and will be followed by an open session, during which attendees can ask questions, but also share their own interests, highlight works in progress, and make connections with other researchers. The symposium is an opportunity for us to bring this network to life.

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[IASPM XXI 2022] Deadline extended for financial support application

For those in need of financial support, IASPM offers bursary for eligible participants. Previously the arrangement was to compensate for travel costs. Due to the current pandemic situation, however, the bursary will be repurposed to compensate for the registration fee. The deadline for the financial support application has been extended to 21 April 2022. Please see below for more information.

If you need further information or have any questions, please feel free to contact us <iaspm2021@gmail.com>.

Kind regards,

Keewoong Lee (co-chair)                   Hyunjoon Shin (co-chair)

IASPM XXI 2022 Local Organising Committee

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IASPM Norden 2022 conference extended deadline

2022 IASPM-Norden conference: “Disciplining Music Heritage”

organised jointly with the Finnish Society for Ethnomusicology

13–14 October 2022, Seinäjoki, Finland

and as we are equally pleased of our capability to accommodate more, there is still a possibility to submit, with an extended deadline for proposals on 15 April 2022. Please visit this website for the call and further details:


Please direct your enquiries to discipliningmusicheritage@gmail.com.

cfp: IASPM-ANZ 2022 Conference

IASPM-ANZ 2022 Conference: Call for Papers  

Opening Up: Reconnecting, Remixing, Remastering 

Conference Dates: Wednesday 7th – Friday 9th December 2022  

Venue: RMIT University City Campus, Latrobe St Melbourne and online

Organising Committee: Catherine Strong, Shelley Brunt, Ian Rogers, Tami Gadir, Sebastian Diaz-Gasca, Olivia Guntarik 

We are pleased to announce the call for papers for the 2022 IASPM-ANZ conference, to be held at the City Campus of RMIT University.

There will also be options for online presentations for members who cannot attend in person.

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cfp: 2022 IASPM-Norden conference, “Disciplining Music Heritage” (13–14 Oct 2022, Seinäjoki, Finland)

Dear all

On behalf of the organisers, I am pleased to let you know of the

2022 IASPM-Norden conference: “Disciplining Music Heritage”

organised jointly with the Finnish Society for Ethnomusicology

13–14 October 2022, Seinäjoki, Finland

The deadline for proposals is 31 March 2022. Please visit this website for the call and further details:


Please direct your enquiries to discipliningmusicheritage@gmail.com.

With best wishes,

AV Kärjä

[IASPM XXI 2022] Announcement of conference format and financial support application

Dear all,

We regret to inform you that the local organising committee have decided to take most of the sessions in IASPM XXI 2022 as virtual to make sure a safe and sound conference experience for all participants despite the unstable situation of COVID-19. We have closely monitored the situation thus far with a hope of holding a fully face-to-face conference. However, we reached the point in which we could not delay the decision any longer.

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cfp: “New Perspectives in Popular Music Research: Changes and Turmoil”

Call for Papers:

“New Perspectives in Popular Music Research: Changes and Turmoil

Conference: University of Agder, Kristiansand, Norway, 1–2 June 2022 (extended deadline)

Recent years have resulted in extensive changes in popular music production, dissemination, reception, and perception. New technological developments within music production and performance have created new creative possibilities for artists and bands as they make music and engage with the global music market. Many of these changes have been greatly accelerated by, if not the direct result of, the Covid 19 pandemic that has fundamentally disturbed the relationships between artists, fans, modes of performance, and music distribution. More than ever before, it has become critical to examine digitization, virtuality, creativity, and the music business as a whole in the context of such tumultuous changes.

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cfp (deadline extended): Differentiating Sound Studies: Politics of Sound and Listening, Hanyang Univ., Seoul/Hybrid, 15–16 April 2022

Differentiating Sound Studies: Politics of Sound and Listening 

  • CFP deadline extended: 7 January 2022, 23:59 (UTC+9)

  • Notification of results: 15 January 2022

  • Conference dates: 15–16 April 2022 

  • Conference website: https://mrc.hanyang.ac.kr/differentiating-sound-studies/ 

  • Venue: Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea (hybrid)

  • Keynote Speakers:

    Eric Drott (The University of Texas at Austin)

    Mack Hagood (Miami University)

In response to demands for an extension of deadline in the midst of holiday season, we have decided to extend the submission deadline for “Differentiating Sound Studies: Politics of Sound and Listening” until 7 January 2022. Those who have already submitted their abstracts may revise their submissions until the new deadline, if necessary.

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cfp: Methodological Approaches to Music and Dance

Methodological Approaches to Music and Dance:

Exploring the Field of Heavy Metal and Its Genre Boundaries

September 08 – September 09, 2022, University of Siegen

Music and dance are connected intimately and especially in popular music cultures dance plays a vital role. Even though academic attention so far has rather attended to forms such as tap dance, salsa, hip hop or various forms of electronic dance music, heavy metal is no exception in this respect: It has developed characteristic, music-related bodily practices that at times serve to designate cultural membership as, for example, the term “headbangers” indicates. At concerts, the music is accompanied by common movements like headbanging and moshing and even more unconventional forms such as conga lines or ‘folkloristic’ circle dances can be found. As this suggests, the boundaries to other music genres are not rigid but porous: Historically, for instance, moshing and stage diving entered metal culture via hardcore and (music-)stylistic crossovers can entail extensions of a genre’s dance styles. The specific forms of movement are situated within a complex, relational structure and can vary by (sub-)genre, the course of a concert, the interaction among dancers, the dancers’ evaluation of the music, or the music’s aesthetic character and materiality to name but a few aspects.

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