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Music, Pedagogy and Community

Posted: October 29th, 2015 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

A symposium at University of South Wales, hosted by the Creative Industries Research Institute
Saturday, 5th of March 2016, the ATRiuM, 86-88 Adam Street, Cardiff

Keynote speaker: Professor Raymond MacDonald (University of Edinburgh)

The University of South Wales and the Creative Industries Research Institute will host a symposium on 5th of March on music, pedagogy and community. The symposium will explore ideas of how musical participatory practices can build a sense of community, and how pedagogical practices, formal but also and possibly more importantly informal, are a part of the process of social continuity in certain societies, cultures or sub-cultures.

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Music, Political Activism and the State

Posted: October 26th, 2015 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

Wednesday 13 April 2016
University of Southampton, Highfield Campus, Southampton SO17 1BJ
One-day conference sponsored by the IMR and the University of Southampton
Keynote Speaker: Professor John Street (UEA)

In this one-day conference we seek to cultivate a dialogue concerning the intersections between music, political activism and the State, both among scholars from a range of disciplines and practitioners seeking to use music to contribute to social change. Whilst the importance of musical performance to political activism has long been reflected within the scholarly literature, more remains to be said about the ways that practices of protest or activist musicianship emerge in relation to the State, as an entity with a monopoly on the legitimate use of force, as a set of bureaucratic institutions (often with conflicting interests), and as a concept which individuals construct in everyday and official discourse. Particularly deserving of further attention are the ways that States – as legal institution and socially negotiated concept – may condition and create possibilities for creative musical practice.

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Perspectives on Popular Music and Sound Recording – [email protected] 6/2 (2016)

Posted: October 22nd, 2015 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

Special Issue Editors:

Dr. Samantha Bennett (Australian National University, Australia)
Dr. Eve Klein (University of Queensland, Australia)

Call for articles, to be published in 2016, highlighting a range of philosophies, mythologies, ideologies, and discourses that address the study of popular music in relation to sound recording.

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Royal Music Association Annual Conference 2016

Posted: October 15th, 2015 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London
3rd– 5th September 2016


The Guildhall School will host the Royal Music Association Annual Conference 2016 on 3rd– 5th September 2016. The conference programme will consist of panels, workshops and research presentations, including the Edward Dent medal award lecture and the Peter Le Huray lecture, as well as networking opportunities.

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AHRC funding for UK/EU Arts and Humanities Doctoral Research Students

Posted: October 13th, 2015 | Filed under: News | No Comments »

The Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership will be awarding 410 PhD studentships over a five year period to excellent research students in the arts and humanities. A collaboration between Birmingham City University, De Montfort University, Leicester, Nottingham University, Nottingham Trent University, and the University of Birmingham, the partnership provides research candidates with cross-institutional mentoring, expert supervision including cross-institutional supervision where appropriate, subject specific and generic training, and professional support in preparing for a career.

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