Special Issue CFP: Dance and Protest
Editors: Serouj Aprahamian, Shamell Bell, Rachael Gunn, and MiRi Park
IASPM Journal is the peer-reviewed open-access e-journal of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM). As part of an international network, the journal aims to publish research and analysis in the field of popular music studies at both global and local levels.
The recent succession of protests and uprisings following the murder of George Floyd at the hands of (now former) Minneapolis police officers overwhelmingly included dance as a protest tactic. While dancers have long engaged in cultural acts of resistance, this iteration in the #blacklivesmatter movement stemmed directly from the efforts of dancers/activists who participated in the protests following the deaths of Trayvon Martin, Ezell Ford, and Michael Brown. Dancer/activist/scholar/mother Shamell Bell deemed “Street Dance Activism” as a protest tool to celebrate Black Joy in the face of Black death, and renowned dance scholar Brenda Dixon-Gottschild has noted how such actions have gained increasing visibility over the last decade.
For the UK Members
The School of Media and Communication at the University of Leeds wishes to recruit a fixed-term Research Fellow working full-time from 4 January 2021 until 31 March 2021 on Musicians’ Earnings in the Digital Age, a research project led by Professor David Hesmondhalgh and funded by Research England’s Quality-Related Strategic Priorities Fund (QR-SPF). There is no need to be based in Leeds for the duration of the project, but unfortunately the position is only open to candidates who have UK citizenship (this is out of the control of the research team, as is the duration of the funding).
VOLUME ! La revue des musiques populaires, n° 17-2
LE MONDE OU RIEN? LÉGITIMITÉ ET AUTHENTICITÉ DANS LES MUSIQUES HIP-HOP
Décembre 2020 • 280 pages • Format : 21 x 21 cm • ISBN : 978-2-913169-63-0 • ISSN : 2117-4148 • français • 19 euros
Dossier dirigé par Séverin GUILLARD (Université Paris Est Créteil, Lab’Urba) et Marie SONNETTE (Université d’Angers)
Ce numéro a reçu le soutien du laboratoire CRESSPA (CNRS/Paris Lumière)
La revue Volume! est soutenue par l’IRMECCEN (Paris 3 Sorbonne-Nouvelle)
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
Sounds of the Pandemic
International online conference, December 16-17, 2020
3 Keynotes | 8 Thematic Sessions | 10 Virtual Posters | 60 Panelists: the conference programme is now online! GO TO PROGRAMME.
The conference will take place on Zoom as a Video Webinar. There will be room for up to 500 registered attendees: registration opens on Tuesday, December 1 on the conference website and will close on Monday, December 14.
The event will not be live streamed on social media, but will be later uploaded on YouTube.
FB page: https://www.facebook.com/comesuonalatoscana
FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/205823927623577
The Music Department of Colby College seeks applicants for a unique tenure-track position in
electronic music, music theory, and composition at the rank of assistant professor, starting
September 1, 2021. The successful candidate will join a small, active, and highly collaborative
department and will have a central role in further expanding our electronic music program. We
seek a dynamic teacher and scholar who will offer classes in music theory, composition, and the candidate’s field of interest, as well as teach students in Colby’s Music and Interdisciplinary
Computation Major (offered jointly with Computer Science). The candidate will also maintain a
strong research trajectory in their field(s) of specialization.
2021 Popular Music Books in Process Series, Call for Presentations
Since June, in response to the Covid-19 crisis, Popular Music Books in Process has presented a weekly online event for music writers and scholars to showcase their new books or books in progress to an engaged and interactive audience. The series is a collaboration between the Journal of Popular Music Studies, the Pop Conference, and IASPM-US.
Our 2020 run is scheduled to end in December. But since the pandemic continues, we are inviting new proposals for the first half of 2021. If you are publishing a book between now and June 2021, or have a work in progress, please let us know. Details are below. While all kinds of formats are welcome, we’d suggest you think about inviting one or more other people to join you in dialogue about your project, or to co-present on multiple projects — this has tended to make for livelier sessions in the Zoom medium than solo presentations. (Some authors have even incorporated live music.) If you don’t have ideas for co-presenters, we may be able to suggest some, or pair you with another presentation that’s topically compatible.
“No one listens to Springsteen anymore. He’s history!”
(Blinded by the Light): Pop-rock Music and 2000s Cinema
– An online symposium –
Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, CREW, EA 4399 (France)
Université Reims Champagne-Ardenne, CIRLEP, EA 4299 (France)
Organisers : Clémentine Tholas & Catherine Girodet
Keynote Speaker: Mark Duffett
(University of Chester, UK)
The University of West London is inviting proposals for PhDs through the Vice Chancellors scholarship awards. The scholarship includes a fee waiver at the Home/EU rate and a tax-free stipend of £15,000 per annum for three years.
London College of Music has supervision expertise in a broad range of music and musical theatre subject areas with particular strengths in Record Production, Audio for Virtual Reality, 21st Century Music Practices (particularly Practice-As-Research) and electronic music composition.
These PhD scholarships are open to all UK/EU students who qualify – details at: https://www.uwl.ac.uk/research/graduate-centre/vice-chancellors-phd-scholarships
The deadline for applications is 30th November 2020
“Flip it and Reverse it: Hip-Hop Worldwide” is a space for hip-hop-focused research and content. It is a section of the UCLA journal Ethnomusicology Review.
The section is open to scholars, students, journalists, activists, artists, archivists, and community organizers. We’d like to particularly encourage submissions from BIPOC individuals, LGBTQIA+ individuals, disabled individuals, and non-academically affiliated individuals.
Contributions should ideally be between 1500 and 3500 words, and take advantage of the online-digital format of the publication by making use of media content (pictures, videos, audio, etc.).
If you wish to contribute or have any questions please reach out to:
H. Samy Alim (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Samuel Lamontagne (email@example.com)
Tabia Shawel (firstname.lastname@example.org)
More info here