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Mixing Pop and Politics: Subversion, Resistance and Reconciliation in Popular Music

Posted: March 7th, 2017 | Filed under: Calls for Papers, IASPM Conferences | No Comments »

IASPM-ANZ 2017 Conference
December 4-6, 2017
Massey University, Wellington, Aotearoa/New Zealand

Forty years ago, the story goes, punk broke. Not for the first time, and not the last. History provides us with ample examples of the power of popular music to speak to, through, and against various political moments. The contemporary situation also offers countless opportunities to explore how popular music revisits, reconstitutes, rewrites and reconciles itself to this past. At the same time, it also points to new directions informed by the complicated position popular music occupies in relation to the shifting paradigms of power in which we currently find ourselves. This IASPM-ANZ conference aims to explore the complex politics of resistance, subversion, containment and reconciliation from now and then, as well as points in-between.

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And beyond… Popular Music and Transgression(s)

Posted: May 7th, 2016 | Filed under: Calls for Papers, IASPM Conferences | No Comments »

2nd IASPM-D-A-CH-Conference
20-23.10.2016 – Karl-Franzens-University of Graz

Organized in cooperation with the Institute of Musicology at the Karl-Franzens-University of Graz/A the second IASPM-DACH conference will take place from October 20th to 23rd 2016 – at the same time as the 11th edition of the elevate Festival, which connects a critical-political discourse and advanced electronic music, literature and art. That also roughly outlines our conference topic: Popular Music and Transgression(s). Seemingly independent from specific cultural and historical contexts, moments of transgression seem to be a characteristic feature of popular music styles, their practices, media and theories.
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IASPM UK & Ireland Biennial Conference – Brighton, UK

Posted: April 25th, 2016 | Filed under: Calls for Papers, IASPM Conferences | 1 Comment »

The Clarendon Centre, Brighton
8-10 September 2016

UPDATE: You can now view the IASPM Conference Schedule.

The University of Sussex and the British and Irish Modern Music Institute (Brighton) are hosting the 2016 conference of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music, UK & Ireland branch. The theme of the conference is ‘Popular Music: Creativity, Practice and Praxis’.

Keynote: Professor Chris Rojek City University London

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Popular Music Studies Today: 19th Biennial IASPM Conference

Posted: March 1st, 2016 | Filed under: Calls for Papers, IASPM Conferences | No Comments »

26 June – 30 June 2017
University of Kassel

Popular Music Studies are today a key field of enquiry. Exploring the parameters of research on popular music in contemporary times lies at the centre of the 19th Biennial IASPM Conference. The Executive Committee therefore invites researchers and practitioners to submit proposals for presentations which engage with a variety of methodologies and perspectives on popular music studies, whether from an academic, professional, practice-based or educational angle. We encourage proposals dealing with one of the following streams:
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2016 IASPM-ANZ Conference: Isolated Musics, Connected Musics

Posted: February 29th, 2016 | Filed under: Calls for Papers, IASPM Conferences | No Comments »

7-9 December 2016, CQUniversity Mackay

Music exists within space as social practice. In the past, music traditions have been embedded within geographical place; however increasingly we regard distance and space differently than in the past. How do popular musics interact with space? What does the concept of distance or nearness mean in globally connected or disconnected music cultures? What does the advent of technology for ameliorating distance mean for the concept of distance, eg. urban/country, near/far, amateur/professional.

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