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

EXHIBITION: ‘Is There Anyone Out There?’ Documenting Birmingham’s Alternative Music Scene 1986-1990

Posted: April 30th, 2016 | Filed under: News | No Comments »

4-28th May 2016
Parkside Building, Birmingham City University, Curzon Street, Birmingham, B4 7XG

Established in 1986 by Dave Travis and Steve Coxon, The Click Club was the name of a concert venue and disco associated with Birmingham’s alternative music culture. Located in ‘Burberries’ – a conventional nightclub site in the pre-regeneration city centre, the club showcased a wide variety of acts reflecting the varied culture of the independent and alternative sector.

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IASPM UK & Ireland Biennial Conference – Brighton, UK

Posted: April 25th, 2016 | Filed under: Calls for Papers, IASPM Conferences | 1 Comment »

The Clarendon Centre, Brighton
8-10 September 2016

UPDATE: You can now view the IASPM Conference Schedule.

The University of Sussex and the British and Irish Modern Music Institute (Brighton) are hosting the 2016 conference of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music, UK & Ireland branch. The theme of the conference is ‘Popular Music: Creativity, Practice and Praxis’.

Keynote: Professor Chris Rojek City University London

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The Power of Hip Hop

Posted: April 21st, 2016 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

Call for Submissions
A one-day seminar on the role of hip hop in affecting positive social change
Papers from academics, practitioners and postgraduate students encouraged

Type: Seminar
Date: Friday 8th July 2016-04-14
Location: Rich Mix Cultural Foundation, London, UK
Subject Fields: Contemporary History, Humanities, Politics, African American History, International Development, Contemporary & Popular Music
Organisation Website: www.inplaceofwar.net
Programme Website: www.inplaceofwar.wix.com/london2016

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Songs & Singers of Social Protest (MUSICultures)

Posted: April 11th, 2016 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

MUSICultures solicits articles for publication in a special issue on Songs and Singers of Social Protest, guest edited by Dr. Martin Power and Dr. Aileen Dillane, both of the University of Limerick, Ireland. We also continue to solicit articles on any topic related to our mandate.

The editors of this special issue invite papers that deal with protest songs, singers/songwriters and live and recorded performances (contemporary and/or historical) that draw inspiration from folk and vernacular music traditions in particular.
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XIV SIBE Conference: Itineraries, Places and Contexts

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

20th – 22nd October 2016, Madrid

University Complutense of Madrid is pleased to announce the fourteenth Conference of the Iberian Society for Ethnomusicology Studies (SIBE), which will be held from the 20th to the 22nd of October in Madrid, Spain. Researchers are welcome to present abstracts, proposals, and posters to be part of this exciting conference that will focus around the concepts of place, itineraries and cultural contexts.

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