09/01/2020
by R. Kuchar
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Groove the City 2020 – Conference Programme and Registration Online

The second international conference of the Urban Music Studies Scholars´Network is fastly approaching. We are very pleased to announce that the preliminary programme is out now! Around 80 lectures, paper presentations and workshops awaiting you from Febr. 13th to 15th, 2020. Browse the full programme here.

Registration for the conference is open until Febr. 6th, 2020. Register online at www.conftool.org/groove-the-city-2020

See you at ‘Groove the City 2020 – Constructing and Deconstring Urban Spaces Through Music’!

06/01/2020
by Alenka Barber-Kersovan
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11th Midterm Conference of the European Sociological Association Research Network Sociology of the Arts

The 11th Midterm Conference of the European Sociological Association Research Network Sociology of the Arts will take place from 8-11 September 2020 in Helsinki, Finland. The deadline for paper, panel, roundtable and workshop submissions is February 15, 2020. The theme of the ESA-Arts 2020 conference is “The Social Effects of Art: Activism, Advocacy and Beyond.


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05/12/2019
by R. Kuchar
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Keynote Lectures Groove the City 2020

We are very happy to announce the keynote lectures for our conference Groove the City 2020 – Constructing and Deconstructing Spaces through Music from Feb. 13th – 15th at Leuphana University of Lüneburg.

Sara Adhitya (University College London) will give a talk about Composing Urban Rhythms – from theory to practice. Alejandro Mercado (National Autonomous University of Mexico) will hold his lecture about Fluid Urban Spaces of Music Scenes. The third keynote Genre as Netdom: Cultural and Social Networks in Place will be given by Jennifer C. Lena (Columbia University New York).

Shortly we will publish the whole conference programme here. Registration is going to be open before long as well.

05/12/2019
by R. Kuchar
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CfP KISMIF Conference 2020 – DIY Cultures and Global Challenges

From July 8th to July 11th, the 5th edition of the KISMIF Conference will be held in Porto. The conference will be preceded by a Summer School on July 7th, 2020.

Thematical focus of KISMIF 2020 will be the discussion of ‘DIY Cultures and Global Challenges’.

The Call for papers is open until Feb. 15th, 2020.

See the full CfP for KISMIF 2020 here. The call for the Summer School can be accessed here.

05/11/2019
by Alenka Barber-Kersovan
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This Must Be The Place – An Architectural History of Popular Music Performance Venues

This Must Be The Place by Robert Kronenburg is the first architectural history of popular music performance space, describing its beginnings, its different typologies, and its development into a distinctive genre of building design.


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29/09/2019
by Alenka Barber-Kersovan
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Journal of Urban Affairs Special Issue on The Arts and the City

This special issue of the Journal of Urban Affairs aims is calling for original papers that will empirically examine or conceptually extend the understanding of the connections between the arts and the city. The special issue will bring together scholars from a range of disciplines and present case studies from diverse geographical settings. Submission deadline is November 15, 2019.

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25/08/2019
by Alenka Barber-Kersovan
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CfP-Reminder Groove the City 2020 – Constructing and Deconstructing Urban Spaces through Music

The Call for Papers for the second international Urban Music Studies conference ”Groove the City 2020 – Constructing and Deconstructing Urban Spaces through Music”
which will take place from the 13th to the 15th of February 2020 at the Leuphana University in Lüneburg is still open. Here you will find the CfP. Please note note that the deadline for submissions is 5th September 2019. Submissions can be made online via www.conftool.org/groove-the-city-2020.

14/08/2019
by Alenka Barber-Kersovan
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Art and Economics in the City

Emerging forms of alternative economic frameworks are changing the structure of society, redefining the relationship between centre and periphery, and the social dynamics in the urban fabric. In this context, the arts can play a crucial role in formulating a concept of complex and plural citizenship.
This volume edited by Caterina Benincasa, Gianfranco Neri and Michele Trimarchi faces such sensitive issues by collating contributions from various disciplines.

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31/07/2019
by Alenka Barber-Kersovan
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The Great Music City – Exploring Music, Space and Identity

Based on case studies of Melbourne, Austin and Berlin Andrea Jean Baker interrogates Richard Florida’s creative cities thesis and applies a much-needed synergy of urban sociology and musicology to the concept.

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17/07/2019
by R. Kuchar
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Call for Papers: Groove the City 2020 – Constructing and Deconstructing Urban Spaces through Music

We are happy to announce that the call for the second international conference of the Urban Music Studies Scholars´Network is open now.

The conference will take place from Feb. 13th to 15th at Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany.

We are looking for papers that transgress the boundaries between our notions of music and space. We are explicitly following Henri Lefèbvre’s (1991) concept of a dialectics of triplicity and Edward Soja’s (2008) trialectic of spatiality. A first level encompasses material, physical, and social spaces of music and the mutuality of sound–music and space–architecture from historical, social, economic and cultural perspectives. A second level focusses on the mutuality of music and symbolic aspects of space such as images, brands, and imaginaries. While the third level should open up an arena of powerful mediations between music–sound and spatial politics, whether this results in the appropriation of the city by music or the appropriation of music by the city.

We invite proposals for individual talks, group sessions or workshops related to any of the three research streams.

Deadline for submissions is 5th September 2019.

Submissions can be made online via www.conftool.org/groove-the-city-2020

Go to see the full call of papers here.

For more information and in case of questions contact us: urbanmusicstudies@leuphana.de