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Chicago Music: Histories, People, and Scenes

Posted: February 16th, 2024 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | Comments Off on Chicago Music: Histories, People, and Scenes

We invite scholars, musicians, and arts programmers from diverse disciplinary perspectives to submit proposals for “Chicago Music: Histories, People, and Scenes,” a symposium to be held at DePaul University School of Music in Chicago, IL on Wednesday, November 13, 2024, prior to the American Musicological Society meeting, and sponsored by the AMS Popular Music Study Group and DePaul University. The symposium focuses on four themes that invite consideration of how music has impacted and been shaped by Chicago’s unique culture, economy, geography, history, and people: Chicago music histories; festivals; public arts programming; and identities, neighborhoods, and communities. The goal of the symposium is to foster conversations among participants from diverse disciplinary backgrounds and establish a groundwork for documenting and understanding Chicago’s musical life in its full richness.

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British Pop Archive

Posted: February 11th, 2024 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | Comments Off on British Pop Archive

Call for Authors, First Round

The British Pop Archive (BPA) is a dynamic series of short books published by Manchester University Press. Drawing on a rich variety of sources including interviews, memoirs, recordings, images, press cuttings and other archival materials, the books will reflect and expand the Manchester-based British Pop Archive, which recently launched to much acclaim.

We are seeking manuscripts of 50,000 – 70,000 words geared toward general readers as well as popular music specialists.  We are keen to hear from both new and experienced authors who wish to share untold stories from music, popular (and unpopular) culture and counterculture, whilst entertaining and informing the reader.  We seek authors willing to bring the archivist’s joy of uncovering long-hidden secrets and delving into dusty corners to an audience of retro culture vultures, music buffs and curious souls.

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Music4Change: Sustainable Cities and Cultures of Music

Posted: February 7th, 2024 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | Comments Off on Music4Change: Sustainable Cities and Cultures of Music

Date: 6-8 November, 2024
Location: University of Groningen, The Netherlands

Music4Change invites papers, panels, and workshops for the 2024 International Research School on the theme of Sustainable Cities and Cultures of Music to be held on November 6-8 at the University of Groningen. During these three days we will explore new ways of researching cities in relation to sustainability within the realm of music in a variety of formats, including through workshops, sound walks, interactive performances, and papers.

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Special issue of Cultural Trends

Posted: February 5th, 2024 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | Comments Off on Special issue of Cultural Trends

Do Give Up Your Day Job: Basic Income for artists, and other stories.

Drawing on the growing popularity of Universal Basic Income (UBI), a basic income for artists (BIA) has been posited as a solution to the crisis of declining income and increased precarity amongst artists. As with UBI, the experience of quasi-unconditional cash transfers during the pandemic gave impetus to those who saw BIA as a viable way to provide income directly to precarious artists, minimising the onerous and costly bureaucratic tasks of grant bidding and acquittal. A large-scale BIA trial in Ireland, including 2,000 artists receiving €325 a week for 3 years, offers a potential model whose evaluation is in progress.

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Preface, Prelude, Prologue

Posted: February 3rd, 2024 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | Comments Off on Preface, Prelude, Prologue

5th June 2024
Venue: Screen 2, Depot Cinema, Lewes
Next to Lewes railway station at Pinwell Road, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 2JS
Please see this link for further information: https://lewesdepot.org/visit/travel

Submission deadline: 3rd March 2024

Can you think of an opening moment in a narrative work that engages you, sparks your curiosity, and establishes the themes and politics of the whole piece? In Cinematic Overtures: How To Read Opening Scenes, Annette Insdorf tells us “a great movie tends to provide in the first few minutes the keys by which to unlock the rest of the film” thus enabling our “sophisticated appreciation”. It might “mislead” us in some way or act as “a stylized prologue that is not really part of the action but sets a tone or introduces a theme” (2017: ix-5).

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