Welcome to The International Association for the Study of Popular Music UK and Ireland Branch

Building the Scenes? Fan/zines in Central Eastern and South Eastern Europe before and after the Fall of Berlin Wall

Posted: November 10th, 2018 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

22 – 23 February 2019 in Prague, Czech Republic.

We invite researchers to share their papers related to the conference theme, including but not limited to such topics as:

  • transfer of zine practises among different subcultures
  • cross border and transregional transfer of zines and practises
  • modes of zine distribution
  • modes of zine production
  • relation of zines to subcultures and social movements
  • theoretical and conceptual approaches to zines
  • zine archiving and preservation
  • case studies of zines

Deadline for abstracts is 18 November 2018. Read the rest of this entry »

Silencing: Experiences, Materiality, Powers International conference

Posted: November 7th, 2018 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

Marseille, 4-7 June 2019, EHESS – Vieille Charité
Submission deadline: 20 December 2018


The Silencing. Experiences, materiality and powers international conference aims at considering silence in its practical dimension, as an object, a conduct, an aesthetic or political hold. In welcoming and confronting viewpoints from several academic fields – acoustics, anthropology, history, linguistics, literature, museology, musicology, sociology – and artistic practices – notably music, poetry, cinema– this conference will study how the existence of a creation of silence manifests, through the material, symbolic and political modalities of silence. Read the rest of this entry »

Journal of Popular Music Education Special Issue

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

Learning, Teaching and Making Popular Music Online

There is much to learn regarding the skills people use to learn, teach and make popular music in global online contexts. Furthermore, research and pedagogy should address how popular musicians’ practices online might be translated to learning institutions. Research has examined pedagogical approaches to popular music learning, lived experiences of contemporary musicians, and interactions in modern musical communities. Online music making has popularized terms including “virtual ensemble”, while affordability and accessibly of do-it-yourself recording studios have proliferated user-generated musical content on the internet. Musicians use diverse social media platforms to develop new techniques, brand their personae, and hone producing skills in virtual places which act as spaces for music learning, teaching and making.

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Music and the Moving Image Conference XIV

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

Conference at NYU Steinhardt: Friday May 31st – Sunday June 2nd, 2019

The annual conference Music and the Moving Image encourages submissions from scholars and practitioners that explore the relationship between the entire universe of moving images (film, television, video games, iPhone, computer, and live performances) and that of music and sound through paper presentations. We encourage submissions from multidisciplinary teams that have been pooling their knowledge to solve problems or come up with a new perspective regarding music and moving images. The Keynote Speaker is TBA.

Abstracts or synopses of papers (250 words) should be submitted by no later than December 15, 2018. You can submit via Qualtrics by clicking this link:


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