Welcome to The International Association for the Study of Popular Music UK and Ireland Branch

IASPM Australia-New Zealand Annual Conference

Posted: March 11th, 2010 | Filed under: Calls for Papers, IASPM Conferences | No Comments »

Instruments of Change
24-26 November 2010
Monash Conference Centre
Level 7, 30 Collins Street, Melbourne
School of English, Communications and Performance Studies / School of Music
Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

Conference Theme

Popular music is a dynamic cultural force. The acts of listening, playing, dancing, composing and recording are undertaken in a constant state of flux, further complicated by flows of space and time. This conference invites papers that consider popular music as a powerful social agent. This may include analysis of current or past uses of music instruments as the sound-producing objects of change, or particular uses of technologies and human voices of change. The conference also welcomes investigations of the institutions and discourses within which the sound, the event and the experience are created, and their relationships to social change.

Proposals are invited across (but not necessarily exclusive to) the following areas:

• Popular music and political action
• Popular music and education
• Popular music within the Asia-Pacific
• Popular music and cultural governance
• Heritage and history
• Organology
• Popular music technologies
• Popular music scenes and communities

Abstract Submission

Abstracts (no more than 250 words) should be emailed to Dr Shane Homan ([email protected]) as a Word document by 3 May 2010. Please use your surname as the title of your Word document. The abstract must include:

• Name of presenter(s)
• Title of paper
• Institution
• Contact phone numbers and email address
• Abstract (250 words or less)
• Consideration for 2010 IASPM ANZ postgraduate prize (Yes/No)

NOTE: all conference delegates must be current financial members of IASPM.

IASPM-ANZ Postgraduate Prize

Each year, IASPM-ANZ awards one postgraduate presenter with the IASPM-ANZ Postgraduate Prize for the best paper. An independent panel of established members determines the AUD$100 prize. To be considered for this prize, you must be currently enrolled as a postgraduate student. Please indicate your interest in being considered for this prize when submitting your abstract.

Conference Grants for Postgraduates

A grant of AUD$100 to assist with conference travel and related expenses is available to:
1. Postgraduate students
2. Indigenous performers assisting with the presentation of a paper


• The conference committee must have accepted the presenter’s paper
• Students and indigenous performers who live in the city where the conference is being held are ineligible
• All postgraduate students must be IASPM-ANZ members, or willing to join, to be eligible for the travel grant
• Applicants are ineligible for this subsidy if they have already secured, or intend to secure, funding of more than $500 for conference travel from an alternative source (e.g. institutional support)

Applicants for the Postgraduate Student Travel Grant OR Indigenous Assistant Travel Grant should provide:

• A short letter of application, including their name, address and paper title
• A copy of all paid travel documents (e.g. airline tickets)
• For postgraduate students, proof of current student status (e.g. a copy/scan of ID or letter from supervisor)

Successful applicants will be reimbursed upon receipt of these documents. Please contact IASPM-ANZ Treasurer Jennifer Cattermole to discuss your eligibility or to ask for further information: [email protected].

Conference Registration

Full program (Early Bird Rate*)
• Waged members: $AUD160.00
• Unwaged/students: $AUD120.00

*Early Bird Rate ends 4 October 2010.

Full program (Normal Rate*)
• Waged members: $AUD200.00
• Unwaged/students: $AUD160.00

*Normal Rate is charged from 4 October 2010.

Single Day
Waged members: $AUD70.00
Unwaged/students: $AUD40.00

Registration forms and payment will be organised through the Monash website shortly.

For further information or queries, please contact the conference organisers:

Dr Graeme Smith
[email protected]
Phone: 61-3-99053233

Dr Shane Homan
[email protected]
Phone: 61-3-99032309

Dr Jen Cattermole
[email protected]
Phone: 61-3-99032326

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