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New Directions in Jazz Studies – One-Day Symposium

Posted: March 20th, 2015 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

Friday 5th June 2015 – Senate House, University of London

Jazz Studies within the UK is continuing to thrive as a research field, with a number of graduate, post-doctoral, and early career researchers adding to an already wide array of researchers in multiple disciplines.

This one-day symposium aims to foster a network of postgraduates and ECRs working within the broad area of jazz studies in the UK. Participants will critically reflect on existing research methodologies, and explore future directions for the academic study of jazz. With this aim in mind, we invite papers of no more than 20 minutes, allowing time for questions and extended discussion.

Taking as broad an approach as possible, presentations may fall into any of these categories:

  • (Re)conceptualising jazz performance
  • Interdisciplinary jazz studies
  • Jazz and ecology
  • National, transnational, global jazz
  • Jazz and/as theory (Critical, Cultural, Musical)
  • Jazz research and the creative industries
  • Bridging the gap between academic and non-academic discourses

The event will also include a roundtable discussion on new directions in jazz studies with Dr Tom Perchard (Goldsmiths), Dr Catherine Tackley (The Open University) and Professor Tony Whyton (University of Salford).


Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be sent to [email protected] by Monday 20th April.

Decisions will be communicated within a week of the deadline. While we invite papers from all, preference will be given to those who are postgraduate students/ECRs. Please include institutional affiliation, level of study, and any AV requirements when sending abstracts.

There will be no delegate fee, however registration for this event is essential. Please register at the following link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/new-directions-in-jazz-studies-one-day-symposium-tickets-16221279283

Conference convenors

Ben Norton, Royal Holloway, University of London
Dr Catherine Tackley, The Open University

The event is generously supported both by Equinox, publishers of the Jazz Research Journal, and Royal Holloway University of London, Department of Music.


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