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On Collecting: Music, Materiality and Ownership

Posted: February 10th, 2014 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

11-12 July 2014, National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh
A collaborative conference between the Reid School of Music at the University of Edinburgh and the National Museum of Scotland.

Featuring two roundtables with invited speakers: Collecting, Listening, and Thingness – Kyle Devine (City University), Marion Leonard (University of Liverpool), Frederick Moehn (King’s College London), Jenny Nex (University of Edinburgh), and Laura Tunbridge (University of Manchester); Collectors in Conversation – Gary and Gillian Atkinson (owners of Document Records), Alasdair Roberts (Drag City), and one more contributor (TBC).

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A Riot of Our Own: A Symposium on The Clash

Posted: February 5th, 2014 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

University of Ulster, Belfast Campus, Northern Ireland
June 20-21, 2014

The preliminary conference programme has been released and registration is now open. For full details please visit www.ariotofourown.wordpress.com.

Keynote speakers include:

  • Caroline Coon (artist, writer, manager of The Clash from 1978 to 1980. http://www.carolinecoon.com);
  • Professor David Hesmondhalgh (University of Leeds);
  • Chris Salewicz (author of Redemption Song: The Definitive Biography of Joe Strummer);
  • Dr Jason Toynbee (Open University).

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Routledge book series for transnational jazz studies

Posted: February 4th, 2014 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

We are delighted to announce the creation of a new monograph series with Routledge entitled ‘Transnational Studies in Jazz’. The series will present interdisciplinary and international perspectives on the relationship between jazz and its social, political, and cultural contexts, as well as providing authors with a platform for rethinking the methodologies and concepts used to analyse jazz’s musical meaning.
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Special Issue on Popular Music Education

Posted: February 3rd, 2014 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

Popular music education is a subject that is at present under-explored, despite increasing numbers of popular music courses and other educational provision. More research is needed to map out the area and engage critically with the many new challenges it is presenting. IASPM Journal, the journal of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music, wishes to encourage further research and debate in this area, with a special issue on popular music education, for publication in 2015.

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