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Royal Musical Association Study Day: Identity and Vinyl Culture

Posted: September 3rd, 2017 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

Saturday 18th November 2017
University of Birmingham
Keynote speaker: Paul Long, Professor of Media and Cultural History, Birmingham City University

The Department of Music at the University of Birmingham is delighted to host a Royal Musical Association Study Day. We welcome postgraduate researchers and practitioners from all areas of music to present their work in an inclusive, accessible and supportive space. We welcome submissions that engage with the study day theme of “Identity and Vinyl Culture”.

The resurgence of vinyl records in a multi-format, multi-channel listening world raises fundamental questions around the development of music technology, accessibility and the social practice of listening.  Topics of relevance to the study day theme might include, but are not restricted to:

• Articulations of identity (gender, sexuality, ethnicity, class, etc.) through vinyl culture
• Vinyl as anti-hegemonic practice
• Under-representation and marginality in vinyl culture
• Authenticity and vinyl
• Sound formats and accessibility

We welcome both traditional and innovative formats for presentations relating to any areas of musical research, including composition, audio-visual media, performance, and/or other creative practices. Presentations should be 20 minutes in length, and will be followed by an additional 10 minutes for questions and discussion.

Submission guidelines

Potential contributors are invited to submit abstracts of up to 300 words and a short bio to Karlyn King at [email protected]. The deadline for abstracts is 13th October 2017.

Emails should include your name, email address, affiliation, and the title of your presentation. Please make any particular space, format, or equipment requirements clear in addition to your abstract.

It is hoped that we may be able to offer a contribution towards as many non-funded postgraduate student travel expenses as possible.

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