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Sixth International Congress: Music and Audio-Visual Culture MUCA

Posted: July 18th, 2018 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

From 14-16 February 2019, the University of Murcia will host the Sixth 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.

We welcome proposals for individual papers (in English or Spanish) in order to promote new perspectives and dialogue about the main topics. Proposals should include:

  • Abstract (250-300 words)
  • Institutional affiliation (if applicable), brief biography and email address.
  • Audiovisual required.

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Musical Cities: Music, Historiography, and Myth

Posted: July 14th, 2018 | Filed under: Calls for Papers, IASPM Conferences | No Comments »

The International Association for the Study of Popular Music-United States chapter invites proposals for its 2019 conference. The meeting, which will take place in New Orleans, Louisiana, March 7-10, 2019, will feature the theme “Musical Cities: Music, Historiography, and Myth.” We welcome proposals for individual papers and panels (up to four individuals) on any aspect of popular music, especially proposals on the musical cultures of New Orleans; music in and of the global and local South; and music and race and resistance.

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Balancing The Mix: A Conference on Popular Music and Social Justice

Posted: July 11th, 2018 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | 1 Comment »

University of Memphis, 30 March 2019

The history of post-war popular music has been closely associated with concerns for social justice. It is not only that particular ideals (equality, community, rights, an end to oppression and discrimination) have animated the public sphere; it is also that those ideals have – whether we look at blues, gospel, world music, punk or hip-hop, for instance – been central in many music genres. This is no surprize, insofar as post-war popular music has developed in parallel with the rise of humanism, the postcolonial era, civil rights, the culture wars, and the rise of identity politics. In that sense, and more, music has been political, and further politicized: employed as an opportunity to establish empathy, express solidarity, and mobilize agents of change. Issues of social justice have in turn influenced public decisions about, for example, music funding, heritage and archiving. For this conference, we invite papers (or panels) based on topics related to popular music and social justice in the widest sense. These may include:

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Special Issue: Pop music festivals and (cultural) policies

Posted: July 5th, 2018 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

Guest editors: Beate Flath, Martin Cloonan and Adam Behr
Deadline for submitting abstracts: 31 August 2018
Deadline for submitting full papers: 14 January 2019

Ranging from jazz, through folk, to country, hip-hop, world music, dance music, rock and classical music, festivals are a vital part of contemporary popular music cultures. This vitality has been reflected by a growth in the field of festival research, which has become an inter- as well as a transdisciplinary area encompassing various perspectives on festivals and popular music culture. Amongst other approaches, previous studies have addressed questions on the complex relations of policies and pop music festivals. Set against this background, this special issue of the IASPM@Journal, the journal of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music, wishes to encourage further critical reflection, research and debate in this field regarding the relational structure of pop music festivals, cultural and governmental policies, cultural/music/event management and cultural mediation.

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Posted: July 3rd, 2018 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

We invite you to submit a proposal to participate in Mixtura’18, an event hosted by the College of Communications & Arts of USFQ (Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador). Mixtura’18 is a connecting hub for the discussion of the current implications of media in Latin America and the world, from a political, social and creative perspective. The aim is to attract media scholars, journalists, media producers, designers, curators and artists, whose studies and/or practices reflect on the possibilities and issues of media nowadays.

The conference brings together academia and creative producers to discuss the ways in which they both interact under the topic: “Media and creativity in the post-digital era”. The event also features panel discussions and workshops. We believe you can make an important contribution to the discussion, and faculty could enhance their understanding of how technology-theory-methodology intersect. The event will accept proposals around the following topics:

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