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Starting Over? Popular Music and Working in Music in a Post-Pandemic World

Posted: September 1st, 2021 | Filed under: Calls for Papers, IASPM Conferences | No Comments »

University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

May 22-25, 2022

IASPM-Canada and the Working in Music research network (WIM) invite abstracts for their joint 2022 conference, to be held at the University of Western Ontario, in London, Ontario, Canada.

The IASPM/WIM 2022 joint conference welcomes scholarly research from all disciplines that engages with the changing contexts of musical practice experience—music making, the circulation of music, musical pedagogy and fandom, music and social movements, and various other dimensions of musical engagement—playing, dancing, streaming, listening.

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IASPM-US 2022 Conference: Grooves and Movements

Posted: September 1st, 2021 | Filed under: Calls for Papers, IASPM Conferences | No Comments »

IASPM-US 2022 Conference: Grooves and Movements
May 26-May 28, 2022
Ann Arbor/Detroit Michigan

The International Association for the Study of Popular Music-United States chapter (IASPM-US) invites proposals for its annual conference, which will take place in Ann Arbor at the University of Michigan on May 26-28, 2022. We welcome abstracts for individual papers, organized panels, roundtable discussions, and alternative (non-paper) presentations on all aspects of popular music, broadly defined, from any discipline or profession. We especially encourage submissions on the many rich popular music histories of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and Detroit.

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IASPM Early Career Researcher Conference

Posted: May 27th, 2021 | Filed under: Calls for Papers, IASPM Conferences | No Comments »

IASPM Early Career Researcher Conference, October 21st 2021

IASPM warmly welcomes papers from emerging academics* for a day-long conference that will take place this coming Autumn. This event aims to bring together scholars with new and exciting ideas to discuss and share their work at the vanguard of popular music studies. There is no restriction on topic area, however applications prioritising new work are strongly encouraged. In particular, we are seeking papers that address current concerns in popular music, such as:

  • gender equity in the music business
  • music and social justice
  • music education and decolonising the curriculum
  • popular music in the digital age
  • music and wellbeing
  • live music and night-time economies post-COVID 19
  • income streams and business models in the music industries
  • popular music and the environment

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Afro-Futurism. Arena Rap. The Self-Producer. A Popular Music Research Day

Posted: April 21st, 2021 | Filed under: IASPM Conferences, News | No Comments »

Join us for an interactive Popular Music Studies Research Day with renowned speakers Laina Dawes, Steve Waksman and Paula Wolfe. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/afro-futurism-arena-rap-the-self-producer-a-popular-music-research-day-tickets-151480441077

Join us for an interactive Popular Music Studies Research Day with renowned speakers Laina Dawes, Steve Waksman and Paula Wolfe to discuss: what it means to be a black artist, the advent of arena rap, and the poetry of the recording studio.

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Big Sounds from Small Places

Posted: December 15th, 2020 | Filed under: Calls for Papers, IASPM Conferences | No Comments »

IASPM Canada Annual Conference 2021 Call For Papers
Virtual Conference
7 – 18 June 2021

Submission Deadline: 15 January 2021

As we enter into a new decade it’s apt to question our place in the world. Almost sixty years ago, Marshall McLuhan notably coined the term Global Village to refer to the global spread of media content and consumption, and yet Canada still struggles with its position in the world as an imposing landmass with a relatively small population, and how that influences where and how its cultural texts are encountered. This conference seeks to address the concept of voice and sound as tied to space and place, in the broadest sense. In regards to popular music in Canada, we have established a strong identity, but one that is often defined in opposition to our more vocal neighbours to the South. As we continuously define and redefine Canadian cultural identity, and cultural outputs, this conference questions how our musical landscape has historically adapted, and will continue to adapt, to an increasingly globalized environment.

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