Welcome to The International Association for the Study of Popular Music UK and Ireland Branch

Metal in Strange Places: Aural, Tactile, Emotional, Visual

Posted: February 6th, 2016 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

October 20-October 22, 2016
University of Dayton
Dayton, Ohio, USA

In recent years Metal Studies conferences have examined the business of metal, metal’s cultural impact, metal and communal experience, and popular culture and metal, just to name a few. As Metal Studies expands, more and more themes and topics need to be researched by scholars around the world.

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The 5th Inter-Asia Popular Music Studies Conference 2016

Posted: February 5th, 2016 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

Melbourne (Australia)
Date: 11-12 December 2016, (Sunday-Monday)

Venue: Monash Asia Institute (MAI), Monash University, Caulfield Campus
900 Dandenong Road, Caulfield East, Victoria 3145, Australia (Melway Ref: 68 F1)

* For information on travelling to Caulfield campus (how to get to, parking and map), please visit Monash University Caulfield campus and Google Maps. Getting There will be helpful to travel Melbourne.
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Music, ageing, technology

Posted: February 5th, 2016 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

Symposium on music research, Joensuu, Finland, 11–13 May 2016

The University of Eastern Finland, the Finnish Society for Ethnomusicology and the project Ageing, Communication, Technologies (ACT) bring together researchers from music studies and various other disciplines in order to discuss music in relation to ageing and technology. The symposium “Music, ageing, technology symposium” will be held in the Joensuu campus of the University of Eastern Finland, 11-13 May 2016.

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KISMIF Conference 2016

Posted: February 5th, 2016 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

We are pleased to announce the third KISMIF International Conference “Keep It Simple, Make It Fast! (KISMIF) DIY Cultures, Spaces and Places” which will take place in Porto, Portugal, between 18th July and 21st July 2016.

The submission of abstracts for this conference is open to academic researchers working in all areas of sociology, anthropology, history, cultural economics, geography, urban planning, media and cultural studies and cognate disciplines, such as design, illustration, popular music, cinema, visual and performing arts.

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Future Sounds: Meaning and the Future of Popular Music

Posted: February 4th, 2016 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

Coordinated by The School of Humanities and Social Sciences and the School of Film, Media and Performance

University of Central Lancashire: 16/17 May 2016

Changes to the landscape of how music is consumed, produced and maintains its social and cultural significance are subjects that present both fascination and challenge for scholars and practitioners alike. Where on the one hand predictive speculations about future trends in music are virtually impossible to foretell, creative engagement with music practitioners and industry have the potential to give critical voice to what may be expected, based on the current state of affairs in popular music.

Our aim is to bring some of these voices together for a dynamic discussion on the future of popular music from a range of disciplines in music studies, including musicology, composition, cultural theory, philosophy, media studies, sociology business and marketing studies amongst others.

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