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Progressive Methods in Popular Music Education Symposium

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

Inaugural SymposiumCanadian Popular Music Education Network

The Progressive Methods in Popular Music Education Symposium seeks to bring together researchers, practitioners and others concerned with viewing popular music education through a progressive lens.

Presentation proposals and workshops on any aspect of popular music progressive methodology are welcome. The conference will be organized under the three strands below:

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To Each Their Own Pop: Music, Cinema and Television in Europe in the Period of the Youth Movements (1960-1979)

Posted: January 12th, 2018 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

Call for Essays: Cinéma&Cie, no. 31 – Special issue edited by Massimo Locatelli, Alessandro Bratus and Miguel Mera

The scope of this issue is to gather papers related to a decisive period in the development of audiovisual media in contemporary Europe: the 60’s and 70’s are linked with different patterns of economic growth and consumption across different countries, but nevertheless related to the diffusion of television and the new technologies in the record industry, from both the point of view of production and reproduction. Such changes determined the emergence of new forms of expression, media aggregation and consumption behaviors with respect to the past.

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Reggae Innovation and Sound System Culture

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



Birmingham City University and The University of West Indies are delighted to announce a forthcoming international conference on reggae culture and sound system innovation, and give notice of a forthcoming call for conference papers. Information on submission processes will be published in December.

The conference will be hosted in The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire at BCU, with its world-leading concert venues and conference facilities. The conference will also allow you entry to a number of planned reggae events and performances.

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Participatory Approaches to Music & Democracy

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

The conference isaScience 2018 is part of isa, the International Summer Academy of the mdw – University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, Austria.


Conference date: 10–14 August 2018

Conference venue: Hotel Marienhof, Reichenau an der Rax, Austria

Keynote: David Hesmondhalgh, Professor for Media, Music and Culture, University of Leeds, UK

Organisers: Dagmar Abfalter, Marko Kölbl, Rosa Reitsamer, Fritz Trümpi

Over the last few decades, a rich body of literature has explored how individuals and groups use music as a resource to achieve social, cultural and political participation and to bring about social change in society. 
Studies have also investigated music’s use by political groups and parties in the past and present that impose 
authoritarian, neoliberal or even fascist political ideas. Finally, research is concerned with the promise and 
myth of democratization through technology in regard to music production, distribution and reception/appropriation.
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El oído pensante

Posted: January 9th, 2018 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

Volume 6 (No. 2, 2018)

The aim of this biannual peer-reviewed online journal of free access is to promote debate on theoretical, methodological and epistemological dilemmas faced by different kind of music research. Since the intention of the journal is to promote critical thought aimed to dismantle usual concepts and to open new approaches, papers restricted to analyzing particular cases will not be accepted. However, it is expected that authors bring some cases into the text in order to support their main ideas. Submission guidelines in:


Papers in Spanish, Portuguese and English will be accepted by March 31, 2018.

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