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Continental Drift: 50 Years of Jazz from Europe

Posted: January 19th, 2016 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

16th and 17th of July, 2016

A two-day conference at Edinburgh Napier University, UK, in association with the Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival.

The organisers seek proposals for papers (to be delivered as a 20×20” slide-based presentation) based on two central themes that will function as stimulus for panel discussions:

  • Key factors in the development of jazz in Europe.
  • Moving forward – the future of jazz in Europe.

We intend to include a broad range of interdisciplinary perspectives around these topics including but not limited to historical, analytical, philosophical, economical, cultural, political, and pedagogical viewpoints. We welcome proposals from any disciplinary background.

Conference proceedings will take two main forms:

  • Each presenter will be invited to submit an article based on their presentation which will be published as part of an edited collection – details TBC.
  • The event will be filmed and released as an open-access online resource.

Proposals should include the following details:

  • Presenter Name
  • Institutional affiliation (if appropriate)
  • Email address
  • Title of paper
  • 300-word abstract

Please send your abstract to [email protected] by Tuesday the 1st of March 2016. You will be notified of the outcome by Monday the 14th of March.

Dr Haftor Medbøe, Dr Zack Moir, and Prof. Chris Atton
Conference Organisers & Researchers in Residence – Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival

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