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Recontextualising Ragtime: Connections, Influences, Perspectives

Posted: December 23rd, 2016 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

A Two-day Symposium, 6 &7 May 2017
Location: Heritage Quay at the University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom

Organised by: Prof. Rachel Cowgill (University of Huddersfield) and Dr Sue Miller (Leeds Beckett University) in association with Heritage Quay at the University of Huddersfield.

A two-day symposium examining the ragtime style bringing together scholars and practitioners  from the fields of music history, ethnomusicology, musicology, Caribbean and Latin American music, jazz studies and music analysis, alongside social dance and dance recreation specialists, discographers and performers, all with a view to analysing the style in its own terms and not as a precursor to jazz. Looking at ragtime and its reception in the United Kingdom, the United States, Europe and elsewhere, the aim is to bring together all those interested in ragtime music and dance to examine systems of meanings around the term ‘ragtime’ that are culture specific. We hope to question traditional narratives of the style’s development (including the contradanza, tango and habanera) and invite new ways of understanding this musical style and its various manifestations.

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Exploring the spiritual in music: Interdisciplinary dialogues in music, wellbeing and education

Posted: December 19th, 2016 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

The 4th Nordoff Robbins Plus Research Conference
The 4th International Spirituality and Music Education (SAME) Conference
9-10 December 2017, London, UK

Conference venue:
Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy Centre
2 Lissenden Gardens, London NW5 1PQ

For information regarding registration and abstract submission guidelines, see: www.nordoff-robbins.org.uk/conference2017
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This joint conference is a collaboration between Nordoff Robbins and Spirituality and Music Education (SAME).

The Nordoff Robbins Plus research conference series aims to provide forums for multi-disciplinary and cross-institutional thinking. It brings together leading researchers and practitioners in conversations that question assumptions, and explore theories and approaches in and around music therapy.

As an international network of music practitioners, researchers and scholars, SAME has been set up in response to the growing interest in the area of spirituality in music education and related music practices. It seeks to establish a forum within which the interrelationships of music and spirituality can be explored and developed on a practical, theoretical and research level.

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Emerald Studies in Metal Music and Culture

Posted: December 14th, 2016 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

Series editors – Rosemary Lucy Hill and Keith Kahn-Harris

We are delighted to announce the first scholarly book series on heavy metal: Emerald Studies in Metal Music and Culture publishes monographs, edited collections and research books about metal and its associated subgenres within the humanities and social sciences.

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The Place of Music

Posted: December 12th, 2016 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

Centre for Research in Communication and Culture, Loughborough University
28-29 June 2017 | Co-organised by Allan Watson and Michael Hoyler
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About this event

It is almost twenty years since the publication of the landmark text The Place of Music (Leyshon et al. 1998) put the complex relationships between music and place firmly on the research agenda. In those twenty years, technological developments have profoundly impacted upon musical production and consumption in ways which have not only changed the relationships between music and place in a geographical sense, but the place of music in society and the economy
more fundamentally. This two day conference takes this anniversary as an opportunity to bring together musical scholars from across the social sciences to consider and debate the place of music in 21st Century economy and society. The conference will be based broadly, although not exclusively, around four overlapping key themes:

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IX Chilean Musicology Congress: “Music in Times of Crisis”

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

The Chilean Musicology Society and the University of Santiago de Chile are calling for submissions to the IX Chilean Musicology Congress, to be held in July 12-15, 2017 at the main campus of said university.

We invite Chilean and international scholars to present unpublished work that addresses the complex relationship between music and the concept of crisis in its various connotations. This concept generally conveys negative meanings and is simply considered “a condition of instability or danger.” But a crisis can also be regarded as “a stage in a sequence of events at which the trend of all future events, especially for better or for worse, is determined; a turning point” (RHDEL).

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Ladies and Gentlemen: Miss Grace Jones

Posted: December 5th, 2016 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

A symposium at Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh, 27-28 April 2017

Grace Jones’ contributions to multiple fields of culture over more than forty years – especially music, performance, fashion, and film – have established her as an iconic figure. To mark the 40th anniversary of her debut album, Portfolio, the University of Edinburgh is holding a two-day symposium on Jones’ diverse range of work and its enduring significance and influence.
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EUPOP 2017

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

University of the Arts London, July 25th – 27nd, 2017

Individual paper and panel contributions are welcomed for the sixth annual international conference of the European Popular Culture Association (EPCA), to be held at the University of the Arts London (272 High Holborn), July 25th – 27nd, 2017.

EUPOP 2017 will explore European popular culture in all its various forms. This includes, but is by no means limited to, the following topics: European Film (past and present), Television, Music, Celebrity, The Body, Fashion, New Media, Popular Literature and Graphic Novels, Queer Studies, Sport, Curation, and Digital Culture. One particular strand will be devoted to fascism and popular culture.

The closing date for this call is Tuesday 28th February, 2017.

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Popular music in communist and post-communist Europe: state of research, perspectives

Posted: December 1st, 2016 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

28–29 March 2017

On 28–29 March 2017, the Department of Musicology, Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic is holding an international and interdisciplinary conference dedicated to the presentation, summary and evaluation of existing research in the field of popular music in communist and post-communist Europe.

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