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Opening Up: Reconnecting, Remixing, Remastering 

Posted: March 16th, 2022 | Filed under: Calls for Papers, IASPM Conferences | No Comments »

IASPM-ANZ 2022 Conference: Call for Papers

Conference Dates: Wednesday 7th – Friday 9th December 2022  

Venue: RMIT University City Campus, Latrobe St Melbourne and online

Organising Committee: Catherine Strong, Shelley Brunt, Ian Rogers, Tami Gadir, Sebastian Diaz-Gasca, Olivia Guntarik 

We are pleased to announce the call for papers for the 2022 IASPM-ANZ conference, to be held at the City Campus of RMIT University.

There will also be options for online presentations for members who cannot attend in person.

The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Opening Up: Reconnecting, Remixing, Remastering’. The last two years have seen a complete upheaval to the music world that we study, and to our own lives as educators in this field. As we restart, we invite papers that consider any aspects of how popular music and popular music studies have responded to a changed world, including examinations of what might not have changed. Questions that might be considered include: 

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Challenge and Change in Popular Music

Posted: November 8th, 2021 | Filed under: Calls for Papers, IASPM Conferences | No Comments »

The 2022 IASPM-UK/Ireland Branch Conference
Liverpool, August 31st – September 2nd

https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/music/events/iaspm

Conference Themes

As the world continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting social and economic crises, proposals are invited for papers that respond to contemporary global challenges and changes. Whether informed by the experiences of individuals, cities, nations or global communities, papers might respond to:

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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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