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IASPM- UK & Ireland Postgraduate Conference 2015: Popular Music Futures

Posted: April 21st, 2015 | Filed under: Calls for Papers, IASPM Conferences | No Comments »

Cardiff University School of Music
10-11 September 2015, Cardiff University School of Music

This conference seeks to be an open forum for new and innovative approaches to all aspects of Popular Music Studies as well as an opportunity for the next generation of academics to present to peers.
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Gender and Music: Practices, Performances, Politics

Posted: April 13th, 2015 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

16th-18th March 2016
School of Music, Theatre and Art, Örebro University, Sweden

From challenging the idea that music is an inherently democratic medium, to observing how we should approach music as a political tool, musicians, activists and feminist theorists have done a great deal to change the way people think about music. At the same time, the way in which gender has often been challenged and subverted through music has also fuelled political discussion about gender as performative, malleable and diverse.

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Sacred Songs: Religion, Spirituality and the Divine in Popular Music Culture

Posted: April 2nd, 2015 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

The University of Central Lancashire, the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance and the University of Chichester are pleased to invite submissions of proposals for the symposium The Sacred in Popular Music that will take place at The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance on Thursday 30th July 2015.

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New Directions in Jazz Studies – One-Day Symposium

Posted: March 20th, 2015 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

Friday 5th June 2015 – Senate House, University of London

Jazz Studies within the UK is continuing to thrive as a research field, with a number of graduate, post-doctoral, and early career researchers adding to an already wide array of researchers in multiple disciplines.

This one-day symposium aims to foster a network of postgraduates and ECRs working within the broad area of jazz studies in the UK. Participants will critically reflect on existing research methodologies, and explore future directions for the academic study of jazz. With this aim in mind, we invite papers of no more than 20 minutes, allowing time for questions and extended discussion.

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Musimorphoses: On the future of music listening in the digital era

Posted: March 20th, 2015 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

International symposium, 11-12-13 November 2015, Paris, Telecom Paris Tech

With the spread of digital technology, all cultural practice is subject to reconfiguration. On the one hand, audiences can access a significantly higher amount of goods. On the other, the cost-free model and piracy practices have altered people’s willingness to pay. Likewise, the dematerialisation of contents tends to turn the data culture into a service culture. Finally, the abundant nature of repertoires provided to audiences triggered the need for new modes of recommendation mainly reflected by the growing significance of algorithms.

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