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Approaches to Popular Music Studies in Dublin and beyond

Posted: May 26th, 2016 | Filed under: News | No Comments »

Friday, 10 June 2016, 10.30am

The Department of Music at St Patrick’s College, Dublin City University is delighted to host an interdisciplinary symposium on Approaches to Popular Music Studies in Dublin and beyond. Uniting, for the first time in Dublin, scholars, educators, and practitioners working across the diverse fields of popular music studies, this roundtable will address the academic study of contemporary popular music in Ireland.

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Long Beach Indie Film, Media, and Music Conference

Posted: May 13th, 2016 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

Abstract Deadline: May 25, 2016

The Long Beach Indie International Film, Media, and Music Festival is looking for scholars, musicians, filmmakers, archivists, journalists, and digital media producers to bring their art, intellect, and energy to our 2016 Film, Media, and Music Conference (August 31-September 4, 2016).

Co-sponsored by The California Endowment, KJAZZ Radio, HollywoodPost.com, and the Santa Fe University of Art and Design, in past years Oscar, Grammy, Golden Globe, Latin Grammy, Emmy, ALMA, BET, and NAACP Image Award winners and nominees have joined international scholars from some of the world’s top universities as presenters and commentators.

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NOISE & SILENCE Themed Issue ‘URBAN / RURAL’, Summer 2016

Posted: May 13th, 2016 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

NOISE & SILENCE is an adventurous publication that brings you fresh and informed pieces on issues facing all kinds of music and sound as conceptualised in today’s 21st century society. The project was founded in November 2015 by Oxford University students, and our team has now expanded to include graduates, post-graduates, and early-career researchers across the UK. Our aim is to create a platform that bridges the gap between music lovers and cutting-edge music research.

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Women and Electronic Dance Music Culture

Posted: May 9th, 2016 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

Special edition of Dancecult: Journal of Electronic Dance Music Culture
Guest Editors: Rebekah Farrugia and Magdalena Olszanowski


This special edition of Dancecult seeks to address the diverse roles of women-identified persons within electronic dance music culture (EDMC). While a great deal has been written about the practices of EDM subcultures and DJ culture in general, the experiences of women has received little attention perpetuating and reinforcing male dominance.

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Bey Day: A One Day Conference on Beyoncé

Posted: May 7th, 2016 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | 2 Comments »

30th of June, 2016 – Cardiff University School of Music

Beyoncé has become one of the most iconic performers of the twenty-first century; she has always been at the cutting edge of music, fashion and audio-visual media, often asserting her personal politics along the way. Beyoncé has provided us with a plethora of cultural landmark moments from the Single-Ladies dance, to her Glastonbury headline set to her performance of ‘I Was Here’ in front of the United Nations. It is for these amongst many more reasons we celebrate the work of Mrs Carter at this unique conference on the day her Formation tour comes to Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium.

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And beyond… Popular Music and Transgression(s)

Posted: May 7th, 2016 | Filed under: Calls for Papers, IASPM Conferences | No Comments »

2nd IASPM-D-A-CH-Conference
20-23.10.2016 – Karl-Franzens-University of Graz

Organized in cooperation with the Institute of Musicology at the Karl-Franzens-University of Graz/A the second IASPM-DACH conference will take place from October 20th to 23rd 2016 – at the same time as the 11th edition of the elevate Festival, which connects a critical-political discourse and advanced electronic music, literature and art. That also roughly outlines our conference topic: Popular Music and Transgression(s). Seemingly independent from specific cultural and historical contexts, moments of transgression seem to be a characteristic feature of popular music styles, their practices, media and theories.
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