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Doing metal, being punk, doing punk, being metal: hybridity, crossover and difference in punk and metal subcultures

Posted: June 21st, 2018 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

Punk Scholars Network 5th Annual Conference and Postgraduate Symposium.

De Montfort University Leicester, December 13-14th 2018

Hosted by the Punk Scholars Network in conjunction with the International Association of Metal Music Studies, the Journal of Punk and Post-Punk,the Journal of Metal Music Studies, Media and Communication Research Centre and Intellect Books.

Metal and punk cultures have long shared musical and cultural similarities. From Motörhead’s ubiquitous global presence, and the complex amalgam of Thrash Metal, Doom Metal, American Hardcore, Straight Edge, Japanese-based Burning Spirits, Black Metal, and DiY cultural production, one can see a plethora of hybridised and reinterpreted global music scenes.Indeed,the pervasive influence of metal and NWOBHM from the mid-1980s onwards has had an irreversible and notable effect on both punk and metal musical and cultural aesthetics (see Glasper, forthcoming, 2018).

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Mixing Pop and Politics: Call for Chapter Proposals

Posted: June 19th, 2018 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »


Catherine Hoad (Massey University, Wellington)
Geoff Stahl (Victoria University, Wellington)
Oli Wilson (Massey University, Wellington)


History provides us with ample instances of the power of popular music to speak to, through, and against various political moments. The contemporary socio-political situation of the late-2010s also offers countless opportunities to explore how popular music revisits, reconstitutes, rewrites and reconciles itself to this past. This current context necessitates an awareness of the complex position of popular music, and the new directions it must negotiate, as music responds to the shifting paradigms of power in which we currently find ourselves.

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Popular x Traditional

Posted: June 19th, 2018 | Filed under: Calls for Papers, IASPM Conferences | No Comments »

11-13 January 2019, RUANG Think City, Kuala Lumpur

Deadline for abstracts: 31 August 2018

The IASPM-SEA Conference (IASPM-SEA 2019), hosted by RUANG Think City, will take place on Friday 11th to Sunday 13th January 2019 at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This international conference will feature research and performances about the interaction, convergence and contestation of popular music with traditional music in Southeast Asia. We also welcome proposals of / from / on any region that relate to the conference theme or subthemes.

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Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association (MAPACA) annual meeting

Posted: June 16th, 2018 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

The Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association (MAPACA) will hold its annual meeting in Baltimore, Maryland from November 8-10, 2018. The CFP deadline is June 30, 2018.

The MAPACA Music Area aims to study and advance understandings of the relationship between music and popular culture in various contexts. The area is open to many disciplines and scholarly perspectives. Presenters are encouraged to submit their best work on any topic related to the music of the America’s. This may include but is not limited to:

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Music and Sciences Symposium

Posted: June 15th, 2018 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

April 17th-19th 2019, Istanbul/TURKEY

Istanbul Technical University, Turkish Music State Conservatory, Musicology Department invites you to the “Music and Sciences” symposium. The symposium intends to bring together a wide array of  different disciplines ranging from social sciences and humanites to  engineering and natural sciences, reinforce and expand the interdisciplinary research fields that have intersections with music  and allow inspirations for new musical quests.

Keynote Speakers: Thomas Christensen, Lydia Goehr, Ian Cross

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