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IASPM Benelux conference

Posted: December 7th, 2010 | Filed under: Calls for Papers, IASPM Conferences | No Comments »

Music Theory and Practice in the Lowlands, Haarlem, 15 April 2011

For the first time in ten years, the Benelux Branch of IASPM is proud to announce a conference to be held on Friday April 15th 2011, possibly the conference will be extended with an extra day on Thursday April 14th 2011. The conference will take place at the Inholland University of Applied Sciences, Haarlem and will be organised in collaboration with International Music Management students. We want to invite students, academics, as well as musicians, music journalists and other music practitioners to submit a paper proposal and participate in the conference. All papers will be in English.

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New MA (Popular Music Research) at Goldsmiths

Posted: December 3rd, 2010 | Filed under: News | No Comments »

The MA (Popular Music Research) engages with scholarly debates and public controversies around popular music, while examining and developing both traditional and innovative ways of researching popular music. It provides a grounding in the historical development of popular music research as a subfield of musicology, and encourages those taking the degree to think critically about musical texts, artefacts and ecologies; audiences, reception and questions of interpretation; creativity, industries and production; and to interrogate these through repertoires that are broad in historical range and geographical scope.

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