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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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Andrew Goodwin Memorial Prize winner 2017-2018

Posted: June 5th, 2018 | Filed under: News | No Comments »

A panel of judges has now had the opportunity to consider all of the submissions for this year’s Andrew Goodwin Memorial Prize for best postgraduate student essay in popular music research, and a winner has been selected. Congratulations to Maisie Hulbert who wins an award of £500 and will receive her prize shortly.

Read the award winning essay here.

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#MTFResearch Symposium

Posted: June 5th, 2018 | Filed under: News | No Comments »

KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Stockholm
6 & 7 September 2018

#MTFResearch is a global interdisciplinary network of academics and researchers from the sciences and humanities. The symposium is a place to connect, initiate and develop new research projects at the intersection of music and technology. The #MTFResearch Symposium brings together brilliant minds from around the world to seed discussions that connect those diverse areas of study and explores new potential collaborations.

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Nightshift: Exploring Oxford’s Music Magazine

Posted: March 14th, 2018 | Filed under: News | No Comments »

The Oxford Brookes Popular Music Research Unit (PMRU) presents:

Nightshift: Exploring Oxford’s Music Magazine

Richard Hamilton Building, Headington Hill site
Oxford Brookes University
Tuesday 27 March 2018, 9.45am – 4.00pm

Oxford’s local music magazine, Nightshift, will be the subject of a full day of discussion at Brookes University on Tuesday 27 March, hosted by the Popular Music Research Unit.

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Reviews Editor for Journal of World Popular Music

Posted: January 12th, 2018 | Filed under: News | No Comments »

The editorial team of JWPM seeks to appoint a Reviews Editor for publications and other research-based outputs covering world popular music in all its forms and from a variety of academic and other perspectives.

The Reviews Editor is responsible for commissioning, developing and editing reviews of relevant books, special issues, magazines, CDs, websites, DVDs, online music releases, exhibitions, artwork, radio programs and world music festivals. JWPM aims to publish reviews which respond to the latest releases in the fields of popular music, ethnomusicology, anthropology, musicology, communication, media and cultural studies, sociology, geography, art and museum studies, and/or others.
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