Conference 2012 – Student Travel Grants

The Executive of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music Australia-New Zealand branch, in conjunction with the organising committee of the IASPM-ANZ Conference 2012, would like to call for applications for Postgraduate Student Travel Grants.

These $100 grants are intended to help fund the expenses of student members
who are presenting papers at the IASPM-ANZ Conference, 5-7 December 2012.

For more details click here.

Call for Submissions: 2012 IASPM-ANZ Publication Prizes

The Executive of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music Australia-New Zealand branch (IASPM-ANZ) is calling for applications for IASPM-ANZ Publication Prizes. There are 2 categories this year: Category 1: Australia / New Zealand Region, and Category 2: Open Region (outside Australia / New Zealand).

For more information on prizes, or to download an application for please visit the Call For Submissions page available here.

IASPM-ANZ 2012 Conference

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Abstract now due by 28 May 2012.

Call for papers
Shifting Sounds: Musical Flow
IASPM-ANZ 2012 Conference
University of Tasmania, Hobart
5-7 December 2012

We are delighted to announce the call for papers for the 2012 annual conference of IASPM-ANZ. This year, the conference will be organized by Dr Michelle Phillipov, and held at the University of Tasmania. We are pleased to stage our annual event in Hobart in keeping with the rotating conference schedule of Australia and New Zealand locations. Continue reading “IASPM-ANZ 2012 Conference”

SYMPOSIUM: Spanish musics and their [Western] Others: Negotiating identity and exoticism

Friday 7 – Saturday 8 December 2012

The University of Melbourne, Australia

Western Music and entertainment have drawn on features of Spanish music and dance since at least the Napoleonic wars. In turn, constructions of musical exoticism based on Hispanic tropes have informed different manifestations of Spanish musical nationalism, as well as regional and popular musics of Spain. These “Spanish” musical identities have evolved and been reconfigured according to the dictates of competing cultural, political and social factors, yet Spain’s unique position and its enactment of cultural identity cannot easily be reconciled within current narratives of musical nationalism and exoticism. Continue reading “SYMPOSIUM: Spanish musics and their [Western] Others: Negotiating identity and exoticism”

Doing Fieldwork in Nightlife Scenes and EDMCs

Call for submissions
Dancecult: Journal of Electronic Dance Music Culture
Doing Fieldwork in Nightlife Scenes and EDMCs
Guest editor: Luis-Manuel Garcia

This special edition of Dancecult seeks to address the fact that, although many EDM (Electronic Dance Music) projects have a significant ethnographic component, there are few methodological resources available to ethnographers of EDM scenes/cultures. Continue reading “Doing Fieldwork in Nightlife Scenes and EDMCs”

Inaugural Celebrity Studies Conference

Call for papers
December 12-14th 2012
Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia

Deadline for abstracts and panels: March 5th 2012 (individual papers: 500words, +50 word bio; and for 3x person panels: panel title, lead/contact person; 3x 500 word abstracts, plus 3x individual 50 word biographies)

Successful abstracts notified by: 6th April

Enquiries/abstracts to:

Conference Website:

Sponsored by the Centre for Memory, Imagination and Invention, Deakin University Continue reading “Inaugural Celebrity Studies Conference”