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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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