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49th Annual Conference of IASA

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1-4 October 2018, at the Institute of African Studies (IAS), University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana.

Conference theme: Access and Accessibility – Archival Policies and Barriers in the Age of Global Information Exchange

Open and equal access to information is in high demand, yet may be impeded by social, cultural, and economic barriers. The question of access at the same time encourages discussions on the technical, legal, and practical modes of accessibility.

The programme committee for the IASA 2018 conference invites proposals focused on the prospects and limitations of global and local access and accessibility to audiovisual archives, as well as on issues of discovery, care, preservation and dissemination of our sound and audiovisual heritage.

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EUPOP 2018

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Charles University, Prague, July 24th – 26th, 2018

Individual paper and panel contributions are welcomed for the seventh annual international conference of the European Popular Culture Association (EPCA), to be held at the Charles University, Prague (Celetná 20), July 24th – 26th, 2018.

EUPOP 2018 will explore European popular culture in all its various forms. This includes, but is by no means limited to, the following topics: European Film (past and present), Television, Music, Costume and Performance, Celebrity, The Body, Fashion, New Media, Popular Literature and Graphic Novels, Queer Studies, Sport, Curation, and Digital Culture. A special emphasis this year will be on the idea of European Identity in all its diversity.

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The Institute of Registered Music Teachers New Zealand Annual Conference

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21st – 25th January 2019
Otago University, St Margaret’s College, Dunedin, New Zealand

Southern Themes and Variations

The Institute of Registered Music Teachers New Zealand Annual Conference January 2019 invites participants to consider the challenges, present and future, of teaching music in the twenty-first century. At a time when music may be marginalised through cultural shifts and changes in educational priorities, how can the music teacher both adapt to and remain relevant within this new environment? What can teachers at different levels (primary through tertiary) and in different contexts (private tuition vs. itinerant vs. institutions) learn from one another? How are decisions made at higher educational levels affecting teaching practices on a day-to-day basis? With these questions as springboards, we particularly welcome submissions that address, directly and indirectly, the following themes:

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Popular Culture Association of Canada (PCAC) 8th Annual Conference

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May 3-5, 2018

The eighth annual Conference of the Popular Culture Association of Canada will be held at Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada from Thursday, May 3 to Saturday, May 5, 2018.

We invite proposals for papers and/or panels on theories of popular culture, research methods in popular culture, the teaching of popular culture, forms and genres of popular culture, and any epiphenomena of popular culture, past or present. We also invite presentation and exhibition proposals from visual and multimedia artists whose work engages with popular culture.

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Resonating Occupation

Posted: December 12th, 2017 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »


Date: Friday, 11 May 2018
Location: The Trent Building, University Park Campus, University of Nottingham, UK

“Resonating Occupation” will be the second workshop held under the ERC-funded Cultures of Occupation in Twentieth Century Asia (COTCA) project at the University of Nottingham.  You can find more information at: https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/research/groups/cotca/index.aspx

This workshop will bring together scholars from multiple disciplines working at the nexus of sound, music, and foreign occupation—here defined broadly to include studies of colonialism, imperialism, conflict and war. While presenters are encouraged to discuss their current work in these fields, it is also expected that presentations will enable wider conceptual, methodological and theoretical discussions which will be of interest to participants working in different disciplinary and geographic contexts.  Discussion at the workshop will revolve around the following questions.

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