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Professorship for Popular Music Studies in Berlin, Germany

Posted: October 30th, 2017 | Filed under: News | No Comments »

Humboldt-University (Berlin, Germany) is looking for a professor for popular music studies:

Also, there is more information for international applicants, here:

​Sounds, scenes and urban policies: Contemporary issues and new horizons for the geographies of music

Posted: October 28th, 2017 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

Call for Papers – ​AAG 2018, New Orleans, April 10-14, 2018

Organisers: Séverin Guillard (Université Paris-Est Créteil), Ola Johansson (University of Pittsburgh) & Joseph Palis (University of the Philippines-Diliman)

Sponsored by: Media and Communication Specialty Group

Over the last few decades, a rich body of literature has showed the importance of studying music to understand the spatial dimensions of societies. In the field of geography, several works have focused on the role that music has had in the construction and perception of specific places and spaces: scholarship addressed issues such as the ability of songs and performances to build mental maps of cities or regions, and to challenge the dominant practices and norms associated to them, the way music was used by local authorities in order to (re)brand and regenerate a locality, the circulation of music genres in a context of cultural globalization (Leyshon et al., 1995; Connell and Gibson, 2003; Anderson et al., 2005; Johansson and Bell, 2009; Canova, 2013).

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Andrew Goodwin Memorial Prize now accepting entries for 2017-18

Posted: October 25th, 2017 | Filed under: News | No Comments »

The annual prize in honour of Andrew Goodwin is now accepting entries for its 2017-18 round. The full details are here, or just use the permanent link on the right side of this page.

Good luck to all participants!

Music and Audio-Visual Culture MUCA

Posted: October 25th, 2017 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

From 15-17 February 2018, the University of Murcia, Spain will host the Fifth International Congress: Music and Audio-Visual Culture MUCA, to provide a forum to scientific exchange with participation of composers, visual artists and researchers from several national and international universities.

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Beyond Genre: Jazz as Popular Music

Posted: October 24th, 2017 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

April 19-21, 2018
Center for Popular Music Studies
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

The intersections of jazz and popular music are myriad. Louis Armstrong recorded with Jimmie Rodgers and Bessie Smith; Carlos Santana recorded with Alice Coltrane; Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly featured Terrace Martin, Robert Glasper, and Kamasi Washington; George Benson topped the Billboard 200 in 1976; Billie Holiday, Nat King Cole, and Miles Davis are all inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame; consider also the careers of The Bad Plus, Benny Goodman, Spyro Gyra, Kenny G, Norah Jones, and countless others.

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