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Westminster-Goldsmiths Symposium for Student Pop Research

Posted: March 13th, 2017 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

Presented by the University of Westminster Centre for Commercial Music and Goldsmiths Popular Music Research Unit

Friday 26 May 2017, 9am-6pm
University of Westminster, Harrow Campus

This annual symposium brings together student researchers in popular music – production, business, songwriting, performance, sociology and musicology – from across Britain and, potentially, beyond. It is an opportunity for students to present their developing research to friendly, interested and expert listeners, and to meet and network with future colleagues.
Many of the day’s panels will be reserved for PhD researchers, but we also invite submissions from Masters-level and exceptional Undergraduate researchers who are looking to continue their research work, and at least one quarter of the available presentation slots will be reserved for UG or Masters-level research in progress.

Papers will be limited to 20 minutes for all researchers, with 10 minute Q&A sessions following all papers.

Please send a 200-word abstract of your proposed paper to either of the symposium organisers, Dr Chris Kennett ([email protected]) or Dr Tom Perchard ([email protected]) by 5pm on Friday 28 April.

Please include contact details and an indication of your current level of study.

We will let you know if your proposal has been accepted by Monday 08 May, and will circulate a full schedule of confirmed speakers shortly thereafter.

If you are not ready to present but would like to attend, you will be most welcome: please contact Dr Chris Kennett to book your place.

Attendance is free. Lunch will be at your own expense – Harrow Campus has the usual range of on-site catering, and other options are within walking distance. Coffee and tea will be provided, and the day will conclude with a chance to chat informally over a glass of wine.

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