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CfP – MUSICultures

MUSICultures is the scholarly journal of The Canadian Society for Traditional Music / La Société canadienne pour les traditions musicales. It is a refereed journal that is published twice a year under the auspices of the Society. The Journal publishes original articles in English and French on a wide range of topics in ethnomusicology, traditional music research, and popular music …Read more »

Reminder: Elvis lives in Amsterdam

CALL FOR PAPERS: Elvis lives in Amsterdam. Manifestations of the imaginary musician. University of Amsterdam, 29 November – 1 December 2018 Conference convenors: Rutger Helmers and Oliver Seibt. Deadline for submissions: 31 May 2018 Further information: http://asca.uva.nl/programme/conferences/elvis-lives-in-amsterdam/elvis-lives-in-amsterdam.html  

CfP: Special Edition of Popular Music History

Listening Again to Popular Music as History Editors: Nicholas Gebhardt and Paul Long Birmingham Centre for Media and Cultural Research Birmingham City University Submissions are invited for a special edition of Popular Music History that aims to listen again to popular music as historical source and to (re) consider the relationship of popular music and historical method. Rationale Jeffrey H. …Read more »

CfP: Things Have Changed: Twenty-First-Century Dylan, December 6th, Arras

Things Have Changed: Twenty-First-Century Dylan International Conference at Artois University, Arras, France Thursday 6th-Friday 7th December 2018 Guest of Honour: Professor Sir Christopher Ricks Ever since the early 1960s, Bob Dylan has never ceased to evolve. Hiscreativity remains as powerful as ever in the twenty-first century. Hencethe international symposium “Things have changed: Twenty-First-CenturyDylan” will focus primarily on contemporary Dylan. A …Read more »

CfP: “Twisting my memory, man” – music, memory and memoir, 13th of July, York St. John University

“Twisting my memory, man” – music, memory and memoir 13th & 14th July 2018 – York St John University Campus We are hosting an innovative two day event examining the ways that popular music is remembered and memorialised both as sonic experience and as cultural activity. Our event combines academic analysis and critical discussion with creative endeavour, performance and informal …Read more »

CfP: Special Issue of Popular Music: Popular Music and the Anthropocene

Popular Music and the Anthropocene: Call For Articles Special issue of Popular Music https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/popular-music/article/popular-music-and-the-anthropocene-call-for-articles/2B5F3F43E89DE87FB651F483ECBD4658 François Ribac (University of Burgundy/IRCAM-APM) and Paul Harkins (Edinburgh Napier University) Many geologists, climatologists, philosophers, historians, sociologists, activists, and Non-Governmental Organisations believe that our planet has now entered into the anthropocene era (Bonneuil & Fressoz 2013). The common idea is that human activities now have a decisive …Read more »

CfP: Popular Music – Practices, scenes and scenario, November 29th, University of Oviedo

Popular Music: Practices, scenes and scenario XV Conference of the Iberian Society of Ethnomusicology (SIBE) X Conference of IASPM-Spain I Conference of ICTM-Spain   Place: University of Oviedo Dates: from November 29th to December 1st 2018. Popular and traditional music are vivid cultural practices with a great potential for communication and the ability to gather people in activities of various kinds. This …Read more »

Conference – Alternative Histories of Sonic Media, IRCAM, Paris, 4 May 2018

Seminar Announcement: Alternative Histories of Sonic Media When: May 4, 2-6pm Where: Paris : IRCAM, 1 place Igor-Stravinsky, 75004, Salle Stravinsky During this seminar, we deconstruct teleological narratives on sound reproduction by examining early practices associated with several technologies. This examination of unsettled, unsuspected or contested uses of audio devices allows for a revaluation of sonic media histories. Speakers: Melissa …Read more »

Job: Lecturer in Popular Music, University of Edinburgh

Lecturer in Popular Music Vacancy Ref: : 043548 Closing Date : 18-May-2018 Contact Person : Dr Elaine Kelly Contact Number : 0131 650 2420 Contact Email : elaine.kelly@ed.ac.uk The Reid School of Music is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Popular Music from 1 September 2018 with research and teaching expertise in any area of popular music studies. The successful …Read more »

Event – 100 Jahre Beat Do, HKW Berlin, 26.-29. April

1918 kommt das erste Schlagzeug auf den Markt und löst eine musikalische Revolution aus: Es erobert die urbane Tanzmusik und etabliert die Triade Bassdrum, Snare und Hi-Hat zur global gültigen Kombination. Hatte die Perkussion in der europäischen Musik lange nur ornamentale Funktion, wird nun der getrommelte Backbeat zum Pulsgeber. Anders erzählt: Über Beatpraktiken der afrikanischen Diaspora in Nordamerika und der …Read more »

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