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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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Music Transitions and Futures

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

Venue: The Boiler House, Newcastle University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Date: Thursday 25th January 2018.

The International Centre for Music Studies (ICMuS) at Newcastle University, in collaboration with the National Association for Music in Higher Education (NAMHE), announces a one-day conference focusing on progression routes for students transitioning from secondary to tertiary music education. This event will take place on January 25th 2018 at Newcastle University.

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Here, There, Everywhere (& Nowhere): Musical Perspectives on Migration, Networks and Borders

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

Senate House, London
Friday 6th April 2018, 10am- 5pm

Join us for a one-day collaborative research event organised by The University of Gloucestershire’s Music and Media Department in association with The Institute of Musical Research and the School of Advanced Study, University of London.

In the context of rapidly-changing models of consumption and patterns of identification that are occurring across the music industries, this event focuses on notions of boundary, flow and borders, and seeks to establish conceptual connections in relation to musicology, musical networks, and musical identities.

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KISMIF Conference 2018: Gender, differences, identities and DIY cultures

Posted: October 20th, 2017 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

We are pleased to announce the fourth KISMIF International Conference ‘Keep It Simple, Make It Fast! Gender, differences, identities and DIY cultures’ (KISMIF Conference 2018) which will take place in Porto, Portugal, between 3 July and 7 July 2018. Submit here: https://www.kismifconference.com/en/

The submission of abstracts for this conference is open to academic researchers working in all areas of sociology, anthropology, history, cultural economics, geography, urban planning, media and cultural studies and cognate disciplines, such as design, illustration, popular music, cinema, visual and performing arts.

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Web Conference: Locating the “Avant-Garde”: (Post)Modern Music at the Boundaries in the 20th & 21st Centuries

Posted: October 17th, 2017 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

Conference Dates: April 14-15, 21-22, 28-29, 2018
Proposal Deadline: 1 January 2018

Throughout the 20th and 21st centuries, the term “avant-garde” has been used to describe myriad artists, genres, styles, and compositions, demonstrating that this term has had wide-ranging and yet socio-culturally specific significance. One of the goals of the recently founded Musical Avant-Gardes Project (MAG Project) is to interrogate what it means to be “avant-garde” as well as what performing the “avant-garde” means, has meant, and might continue to mean for those involved in musical histories and performances of avant-gardism throughout the world. To this end, the MAG Project is holding its first web-based conference. Through a combination of live-streamed musical and sonic events, as well as talks and interactive panel sessions involving sound artists, composers, music scholars, historians, teachers, and performers, this conference brings together those working on or practicing avant-gardism in all of its various contexts and forms to address the multivalence of “avant-garde,” while encouraging dialogue across disciplinary and geographical boundaries.

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Future / Present. Current Practices in Pop Music Studies.

Posted: October 16th, 2017 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

19-20 June 2018, Department of Musicology, Uppsala University, Sweden

Deadline: 3 December 2017

From its first academic considerations, pop music has been conceptualized as a culturally embedded practice. Adapting theoretical and methodological tools from various fields, its study has transgressed disciplinary boundaries and emphasized the complex relations of the cultural, socio-economic, and political contexts of pop music. As Jaques Attali famously writes on the relationships between music and societal structures,

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