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Global Reggae Conference: “Dancehall, Music and the City”

Posted: October 6th, 2016 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »
FEBRUARY 9 – 11, 2017
The Institute of Caribbean Studies and the Reggae Studies Unit at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus announce the fifth bi-ennial Global Reggae Conference  under the theme “Dancehall, Music and the City”. This conference is being staged at a time when we celebrate Bob Marley’s birth and the very foundation, the space – dancehall – through which the world has consumed seven distinct musical genres in mento, ska, rocksteady, reggae, nyabinghi, dub and dancehall. This conference also comes at a time when Kingston celebrates its designation as a creative city for music by UNESCO in December 2015.  
The conference intends to open discussions about contemporary considerations for Jamaican music spaces, genres, cross-fertilization, production and economy using Kingston as a backdrop for discussing the foundational space of the dancehall as a main theme.   

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Investigating Cultural Expertise: The Changing Roles of Programme Makers, Artistic Directors, Curators and Critics

Posted: October 2nd, 2016 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

Call for papers for an international conference organised by the Groupe d’Études sur la Prescription at the MSH de Dijon (France) on 5, 6 and 7 April 2017.
With the support of the Université de Bourgogne-Franche-Comté (UBC) and of the CIMEOS (UBC), and GERIICO (Lille 3) laboratories.

Keynote speakers: Philip Schlesinger (University of Glasgow), Tia DeNora (University of Exeter, by videoconference), Ghislaine Chartron (Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, Paris)

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