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The Languages of Popular Music: Communicating Regional Musics in a Globalized World

Posted: December 22nd, 2013 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | 2 Comments »

29th September – 2nd October 2014, University of Osnabrueck, Germany

Arbeitskreis Studium Populärer Musik e.V. (ASPM) and the University of Osnabrueck are inviting scholars of all disciplines studying popular music to submit proposals for the international conference “The Languages of Popular Music: Communicating Regional Musics in a Globalized World”. The conference will take place at the Institute for Musicology and Music Education, University of Osnabrueck, Germany, from 29th September to 2nd October 2014.

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Keep it Simple, Make it Fast! Underground Music Scenes and DIY Cultures

Posted: December 18th, 2013 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

9-11 July 2014

Venues: Faculdade de Letras | Universidade do Porto | Casa da Música, Porto, Portugal

The Conference Organizing Committee hereby announces its “Keep It Simple, Make It Fast! Underground music scenes and DIY cultures Conference” which will take place in Porto from 9 July to 11 July 2014. The organisation of the conference will be undertaken by the Research Project Keep It Simple, Make It Fast! (PTDC/CS-SOC/118830/2010). The Call for Papers of this conference is open for presentations to all core areas of sociology and social sciences. The Conference Organizing Committee invite experienced and young scholars from various disciplines to participate in the conference. The Conference Organizing Committee would like the participants to know that the selected papers from the conference will be published in an edited collection by an international publisher.

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Memory, Power, and Knowledge in African Music and Beyond

Posted: December 4th, 2013 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

Date: September 03-06, 2014
Venue: University of Cape Coast, Ghana
Language: English

This conference seeks to explore, both from historical and contemporary perspectives, the nexus between memory, power, and knowledge in the music of Africa and its various diasporas. These explorations encompass the history and politics of sound archiving and scholarly practices as much as intersections of memory, power, and knowledge in musical performance itself. The contexts within which we would like to examine this broader field include, but are not limited to, the realms of popular culture, politics, religion, as well as education. Throughout history, music has been a crucial means in the representation of power and status as well as the negotiation of individual and collective identities. As a repository of knowledge, musical practice often functions as a form of social memory, which we understand not as a static entity but as a dynamic field within shifting power relations on both the local and translocal level. Media technology has, over more than a century now, played an important role in the reconfiguration of this nexus, and particularly the rise of electronic media in recent years has changed and accelerated its dynamics. Finally, our own engagement as scholars is deeply implicated in the intersection of memory, power, and knowledge, compelling us to constantly question our canons and to reflect on the implications of academic research.

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IASPM-Canada 31st Annual Conference

Posted: December 3rd, 2013 | Filed under: Calls for Papers, IASPM Conferences | No Comments »

Université Laval
May 23-25, 2014

The deadline for abstracts has been extended to Monday January 20.

This year’s conference will take place at Université Laval in Quebec City. Founded in 1663, Laval is the oldest francophone university in North America and one of Canada’s leading research institutions. The university provides easy access to Quebec City with its stimulating combination of historic architecture and a vibrant and diverse cultural life.

We welcome proposals on any topic relating to popular music for this open un-themed conference. Proposals for single papers, workshops, performances or other forms of presentation may be submitted. Abstracts for individual papers, roundtables, and workshops should be no longer than 300 words; proposals for panels should include an abstract for the panel as a whole (300 words max.) as well as an individual abstract for each paper proposed for the panel (300 words max.). It is possible that the program committee may accept a panel but reject an individual paper on that panel.

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