Sunday, January 25, 2009

IASPM International Conference

Late last year I received an offer to present my paper 'The Evolution of Culture: Is Political Music Still Being Heard?' at the International Association for the Study of Popular Music's biennial conference in Liverpool in July this year.

I submitted an abstract of my paper to Carlo Nardi, the convenor of the conference theme relating to Popular Music and Technology in a Historical Context. This section of the conference will consider the 'technological impacts upon popular music practices, including questions from cultural, aesthetic, ideological, economic, sociological, historical, legal or musicological perspectives'.

This is an exciting opportunity and I am delighted to be attending the conference. There is not much information about the conference on their website at the moment but that should change very soon so take a look if you are interested: IASPM International Conference. You can read about the other conference themes here.

4 comments:

Mona said...

Here we go:

http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/article/news/148722-british-oink-users-sentenced-to-community-service

Unbelievable!
Regards/

Name: Sally Hawkins said...

thanks for posting that link, we had a public holiday here yesterday so I havent been surfing articles - the sentence couldve been a lot worse than that, I think by current standards that was reasonably lenient,

sal

Mona said...

That's OK I had a public holiday down here in Melbourne too...yeah could have been much worse...enjoy Liverpool (my home town.
Regards/

Mona said...

Canada shuts down Demonoid. Details
here