The International Association for the Study of Popular Music-United States chapter invites proposals for its 2019 conference. The meeting, which will take place in New Orleans, Louisiana, March 7-10, 2019, will feature the theme “Musical Cities: Music, Historiography, and Myth.” We welcome proposals for individual papers and panels (up to four individuals) on any aspect of popular music, especially proposals on the musical cultures of New Orleans; music in and of the global and local South; and music and race and resistance.
Subtopics might include
• Cities, music, and race
• Musical legends and apocrypha
• Specific cities as places of musical genre origin
• Space and place in music-making
• New Orleans as a site of resistance, rebuilding, reconstruction, and gentrification
• Intersectionality in musical cultures
• Music and historiography in the context of global and local Souths
• Religion and spirituality in musical cultures
IASPM-US is an interdisciplinary organization and is eager to include work not just from ethno/musicologists and other music scholars, but also work from a wide variety of viewpoints, including those of scholars of race, religion, sexuality, gender, geography, folklore, history (including archaeology, military history, oral history, public history, intellectual history, micro history and all other disciplines), ethnography, comparative literature, Francophone and Hispanophone studies, Latin America, law, education, esotericism, area studies, and other relevant areas. This year’s program committee consists of Kendra Preston Leonard (chair), John Dougan, Murray Forman, Shana Goldin-Perschbacher, Anthony Kwame Harrison, and Jennifer Stoever.
All presentations are limited to 20 minutes. Submit an abstract of no more than 250 words no later than October 1, 2018. Individual abstracts should identify the methodology used, state the paper’s goals, summarize the context and argument of the paper, and include a brief conclusion. Panel abstracts should include a 250 description of the panel’s rationale and goals and a 250-word abstract for each individual participating in the panel. Abstracts must be anonymous and not include the submitter’s identity or references that could lead to the revealing of their identity; abstracts not adhering to the word count will not be considered.
To submit, visit here. Or, follow the link on the IASPM-US website: http://iaspm-us.net/2019-cfp.