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The Punk Scholars Network website

Posted: May 20th, 2020 | Filed under: News | No Comments »

The Punk Scholars Network is celebrating 8 years of punk scholarship by launching our brand new Punk Scholars Network website https://www.punkscholarsnetwork.com/

Please go visit the fantastic new website where you  can view all the interesting and insightful work the Punk Scholars Network has been involved in since its inception in 2012, including publications and events as well as our new blog that features announcements about new punk research and other creative work. You can even buy affordable PSN merch direct from the website to help support the not-for-profit Punk Scholars Network.

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IASPM UK&I London Calling Conference

Posted: May 18th, 2020 | Filed under: IASPM Conferences, News | No Comments »

IMPORTANT INFO FOR THOSE PLANNING TO ATTEND THE ONLINE CONFERENCE:

  1. If you haven’t registered on Eventbrite by 5pm UK time on Monday 18th May (Click Here To Register) we can’t guarantee we can process you in time for the first keynote on Tuesday with Mykaell Riley – although you will still be able to watch it on the website – just not participate in the discussion. You can continue to register after that and we will process people as quickly as we can.
  2. On Tuesday morning we will email everyone who has registered with the conference login details. People who register later will be emailed separately.
  3. We can only let 100 people into the keynote Zoom sessions but you can also watch the session live on the website and use the comments section to ask questions. (There are nearly 200 people registered at the moment and still rising). Details of the ‘door policy’ for the Zoom session will be announced in the login email on Tuesday morning.
  4. Every week there will be some streamed performances after the keynote and, for the most part, they are musicians without other income so please support them by contributing something through the PayPal.Me links under the YouTube Live screens on the website.

The website for the event is here: https://london-calling-iaspm2020.com


Masters scholarship for BAME students at Goldsmiths

Posted: May 15th, 2020 | Filed under: News | No Comments »

Goldsmiths Department of Music offers a MA/MMus scholarship for BAME students.

There is a dramatic under-representation of black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) music scholars at the academic professional level. The same is true throughout British academia. This full tuition fee-waiver scholarship aims to support a BAME student who intends to progress through postgraduate study and into an academic research position.

The deadline for applying for this scholarship is 9am, 13 July 2020.

Full details: https://www.gold.ac.uk/pg/fees-funding/departmental-awards/music/


Publication of Crosstown Traffic Conference Presentations

Posted: August 13th, 2019 | Filed under: IASPM Conferences, News | No Comments »

In September 2018, the University of Huddersfield hosted the IASPM UK and Ireland branch conference, collaborating with international research groups, ASARP, ISMMS, and Dancecult. We have now put online 131 presentations from the conference, as videos, mostly featuring powerpoint/keynote slides with speaking over the top. Please feel free to watch them, use them in teaching, post, embed, advertise or share them. We think this is an interesting model for conference publication, and the YouTube materials are citable publications in their own right. However we encouraged presenters to publish their papers in IASPM Journal, Dancecult Journal, Metal Music Studies Journal, or Art of Record Production Journal, as journal articles carry more weight than conference presentations.

You can view the presentations on this youtube playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6UFkwpLwtkUz0HQ197kTsypPLaEntDTQ

And you can embed the playlist using this code. It includes keynote lectures by Franco Fabbri, Anne Danielsen, and record producer Andrew Scheps (producer of Metallica, Adele, Red Hot Chilli Peppers etc.


SPARC Symposium: Socio-Sonic

Posted: June 28th, 2018 | Filed under: News | No Comments »

14-15 September 2018

Friday 14th September, 9.30am-7pm
Department of Music, City, University of London
University Building, room B200
Northampton Square, EC1V 0HB

Saturday 15th September, 10.30am-4pm
IKLECTIK
Old Paradise Yard
Waterloo, SE1 7LG

This symposium will take a cross-disciplinary approach, digging deeper into sonic sociality. While the social aspects of music-making are well-documented, the sociality of sound is less often discussed in detail. The SPARC Symposium 2018 will bring together practitioners and researchers from a wide variety of musical and non-musical backgrounds for two days of spoken presentations, discussion, installation, film screenings and performances.

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