KIEM Workshop Gender Quotas in Music Festival Programmes (September 21st, 2018)

Greetings colleagues and friends,

The department of Arts, Culture and Media at the University of Groningen together with IASPM Benelux cordially invites you to a workshop investigating the theme of Gender Quotas in the Music Industry. This project, financed by the NWO KIEM project entitled Gender Dynamics in the Dutch Music Industry, will provide a panel discussion with Dutch music industry professionals (Marije van Veen, Rita Zipora, Hilde Spille and Tom van Wijk) as well as presentations on the current state of research on festivals and quotas.
The details are as follows:
When: Friday September 21st
Time: 14:00-17:00
Where: Broerstraat 9, Room A901 (Archaeology Faculty), room A9, University of Groningen
More information is found on our website.
 
We have also created a facebook event here.
 
Please forward this to your potentially interested students and colleagues.

May 25th – Third Annual Student Conference in Research in Music – Erasmus University

The first is the third annual Student Conference in Research in Music hosted this year by Erasmus University on May 25th. Some 20 students will present their own research on music and culture. Additionally the IASPM Benelux VNPF Popular Music Thesis Prize will be awarded.

To register, please send an e-mail with your name and affiliation to popresearch@eur.nl.

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Winners IASPM Benelux VNPF Popular Music Thesis Prize.

We are pleased to announce this year’s BA and MA winners for the IASPM Benelux VNPF Popular Music Thesis Prize.

The jury has deliberated on the BA thesis prize and this year’s (correct:) winner is David Cramer (Arts, Culture and Media, University of Groningen) with his thesis “‘And If Our God Is for Us…’: The Political and Ideological Impact of Contemporary Christian Music”.

This year’s MA prize did not produce a single winner. Therefore the jury has awarded the title of “honorable mention” to these recipients:

  • Laura Schediwy (Erasmus University) for her MA thesis:
    “Music Students’ Bohemian and Entrepreneurial Career Identities”
  • Kasper de Vries (Erasmus University) for his MA thesis:
    “Poëzie in de jukebox: Een kwalitatief onderzoek in het veld van culturele productie naar de symbolische grenzen tussen muziek en literatuur naar aanleiding van de Nobelprijs voor Bob Dylan”
  • and Sydney Schelvis (University of Amsterdam) for his MA thesis:
    “The Voice, Body, Bass, Beats, and Sensation: A post-semantic inquiry into electronic dance music’s materiality”

This year’s jury consisted of Job de Wit (Popular Music Journalist), Lutgard Mutsaers (Phd, Music Researcher), Simonne Driessen (PhD, Erasmus University) and Rob Ahlers (PhD student, University of Groningen).

The award ceremony for the BA and MA thesis prize will take place on May 25th at Erasmus University during the Student Conference on Popular Music organized by music students in collaboration with IASPM Benelux and Erasmus University.

Call for Presentations: Third Annual Student Conference in Research in Music

Friday, May 25, 2018 – Erasmus University Rotterdam

Sponsors: Dept. of Arts and Culture Studies (EUR), IASPM Benelux and VNPF

On May 25th, 2018, we will hold our third annual student conference on music research at Erasmus University Rotterdam. This one-day event will offer a series of panels presented by students at all levels of their academic career. At the end of the day, we will also announce the prize for the winners of the BA and MA Popular Music Thesis Award, organized and presented by IASPM Benelux and VNPF (Vereniging Nederlandse Pop Podia en Festivals). Finally, Dr. Renee Timmers (University of Sheffield) will give a keynote on Synchronisation and Communication in Ensemble Performance, followed by a ‘demonstration’ by Jaco van den Dool.

Paper presentations

We invite students of all levels from BA, MA and PhD to participate in our conference. We highlight the role that music performs in contemporary society, in all of its diversity and breadth. We encourage presentations covering a broad range of subjects from the careers of practicing musicians to the changing aesthetics of musical creativity, from new media applications in music to gender inequalities in the music industries. We intentionally encourage combinations of disciplinary and genre boundaries as one of the primary goals of this conference is to allow students greater contact with each other’s research. We also welcome a variety of disciplinary perspectives from sociological and ethnomusicological to music business and informal learning studies. Finally, we welcome students who use a variety of methodological approaches from musicology to quantitative analyses, and everything in between. In this way, we hope to strengthen the contributions of new ways of examining classical and popular music scholarship in the Benelux. Ultimately, we hope to share insights with each other to promote greater contact between our various specializations and to make visible the important role that all forms of music (research) has for contemporary society.

Submit your abstract

If you are interested in participating, please submit an abstract of your research related to (popular) music by April 15, 2018. Your abstract should contain the following: your full name, education level (BA, MA or PhD), major and department, name of academic institution, email, the title of your abstract, and a short summary of your research (about 300 words), all in 12-point font. Presentations will be in English and last 15-20 minutes. Please send your abstracts to both Dr. Kristin McGee and Dr. Pauwke Berkers at: k.a.mcgee@rug.nl and popresearch@eur.nl. If you have questions, do not hesitate to contact us.
To keep the event student budget-friendly, there will be no fee for student presenters.

New deadline IASPM Benelux Popular Music Scriptieprijs 2017: December 22nd!

Je was het vergeten, je had het uit het oog verloren en nu… krijg je een tweede kans! We kregen al verschillende zeer straffe thesissen binnen, maar we willen meer. Daarom heb je vanaf nu nog 10 dagen de tijd om in te dienen. Meer info over de prijs vind je hier.


You were so busy and than you forgot, and now… you get a second chance. We already received some stellar works, but we want more! So, we extended the deadline until December 22nd. More info about the prize, check here.

IASPM Benelux Popular Music Scriptieprijs 2017

(English version below)

De Benelux branche van de International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM) nodigt studenten uit om hun scriptie in te sturen voor de Bachelors and Masters Popular Music scriptieprijs. Deze prijs wordt jaarlijks uitgereikt aan studenten die excellent onderzoek hebben uitgevoerd over een onderwerp gerelateerd aan populaire muziek. De prijs wordt toegekend aan de best geschreven BA en MA-scriptie. De winnende scriptie bevat één of meer relevante perspectieven die een breed scala aan academische en vakgebieden kunnen weerspiegelen, waaronder, maar niet beperkt tot, sociologie, musicologie, media studies, etnomusicologie, culturele studies, journalistiek, economie en/of geschiedenis. In het algemeen moet uit de scriptie de belangrijke rol blijken die populaire muziek uitoefent in cultuur en samenleving. Zowel de BA als de MA-scriptie moeten in het Nederlands of in het Engels zijn geschreven. De ingezonden scripties worden beoordeeld door een jury die bestaat uit vooraanstaande academici en professionals uit de Nederlandse muziekindustrie.

De winnende MA-student wordt gevraagd een korte lezing te verzorgen over zijn of haar onderzoek tijdens de IASPM-studentenconferentie in het voorjaar van 2018.

Richtlijnen

Alle inzendingen dienen per 1 december 2017 als pdf te zijn ingediend via webmasteriaspmbenelux@gmail.com

De digitale inzending bestaat uit:

  1. Een geanonimiseerde versie van de BA of MA-scriptie:
  2. Titel van de thesis
  3. Een korte samenvatting (200-300 woorden)
  4. De volledige tekst van de scriptie (verwijder alle passages die verwijzen naar de eigen naam of de naam van de universiteit om een ​​anonieme beoordeling te waarborgen)
  1. Een afzonderlijke titelpagina met:
  2. Naam van de student
  3. Studenteninstelling en hoofdvak
  4. Thesis begeleider
  5. Begindatum van de studie
  6. Datum van toekenning van het diploma (BA, MA of Pre-Master)
  7. E-mailadres en postadres van de student
  1. Een digitale kopie van het behaalde diploma (van 2017).

ENGLISH VERSION

IASPM Benelux Popular Music Thesis Prize 2017

The International Association for the Study of Popular Music Benelux invites student applicants to apply for the Bachelors and Masters Popular Music Thesis Prize. This prize honors outstanding research by students writing about popular music. The prize is intended to award the best-researched and best-written BA and MA thesis on some subject related to popular music. The winning thesis will incorporate one or more relevant perspectives which might reflect a broad range of academic and professional fields including, but not limited to sociology, musicology, media studies, ethnomusicology, cultural studies, journalism, economics and/or history. In general, the thesis must highlight the important role that popular music performs within culture and society. Both the BA and MA thesis must be written in either Dutch or English. Theses will be judged by a well-respected jury of members comprised of academics and professionals from the Dutch music world.

The winning MA student will be asked to present a short lecture on her/his research during the IASPM student conference in the spring of 2018.

Guidelines

All materials must be submitted by December 1st, 2017 in pdf form to webmasteriaspmbenelux@gmail.com

Include in your digital application:

  1. BA or MA Thesis including:
  2. Title of thesis
  3. Short abstract (200-300 words)
  4. Full thesis text (please cross out any passages referring to your name or your university name on the thesis to ensure anonymity)
  5. Separate Title Page with:
  6. Student’s name
  7. Student’s institution and major
  8. Thesis supervisor
  9. Education period (study dates)
  10. Degree granted (BA, MA or Pre-Master)
  11. Student’s email and address
  12. A digital copy of the student’s Graduation Certificate (from 2017).

Met vriendelijke groet,

Kristin McGee (voorzitter IASPM Benelux)

Persbericht NWO: Nacht van de Wetenschap – ‘Music Inside Out’

Vraag jij je ook wel eens af waarom sommige liedjes in je hoofd blijven hangen? Of wat er gebeurt in je brein als je muziek luistert? Tijdens de Nacht van de Wetenschap op vrijdag 6 oktober nemen onderzoekers het publiek mee op een muzikale reis door de wetenschap. De Nacht is onderdeel van het Weekend van de Wetenschap en wordt georganiseerd door de Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (NWO) in samenwerking met de Nationale Wetenschapsagenda (NWA) en ZonMw.

Datum: vrijdag 6 oktober
Tijd: 22:00 – 01:00 uur
Locaties: Centrale Bibliotheek Den Haag (Spui) en Centrale Bibliotheek Utrecht (Oudegracht)

Twee locaties, één programma
De Nacht van de Wetenschap is een avondvullend programma voor volwassenen dat op twee locaties beleefd kan worden: zowel in de Centrale Bibliotheek van Utrecht, als in die van Den Haag. Nachtvoorzitter Eva Cleven, presentatrice bij de VPRO, neemt de presentatie in Utrecht voor haar rekening. Eveline van Rijswijk, voormalig hoofdredacteur van de Universiteit van Nederland, is de nachtvoorzitter in Den Haag.

De rol en functie van muziek in ons leven
Wat doet muziek met je brein? Kun je geluid filmen? Welke rol speelt muziek nou eigenlijk in de gezondheidszorg? Dit zijn vragen die eerder door de Nederlandse bevolking zijn gesteld aan de wetenschap en opgenomen zijn in de Nationale Wetenschapsagenda. Tijdens de Nacht van de Wetenschap beantwoorden twaalf sprekers deze en andere prikkelende vragen, afgewisseld met film, muziek en dans. Zo laat neuropsycholoog Erik Scherder je ervaren hoe muziek van invloed is op jouw bewegingen, vertelt onderzoeker en docent marketing Hannes Datta wat de gevolgen zijn van muziekstreaming voor consumenten, verkopers en artiesten, en neemt psychiater en schrijfster Iris Sommer de werking van zintuigen onder de loep.

Bezoek de Nacht van de Wetenschap
Nieuwsgierig? Bekijk het volledige programma online op www.nwo.nl/nvdw. Via deze website bestel je ook je toegangskaarten. Kaartjes kosten €7,50 per persoon (inclusief een consumptie). Voor leden van de Bibliotheek Den Haag en de Bibliotheek Utrecht geldt een gereduceerd tarief van €5,-.

Bijlage: overzicht sprekers met hun outlines en enkele korte video-impressies.

Nacht van de Wetenschap

IASPM KVNM Student Music Conference in Music and Culture – 2 June 2017 – UVA

We are excited to invite you and your students to the second annual Student Conference on Music and Culture, this year hosted by the associations of IASPM Benelux and KVNM and the University of Amsterdam, the University of Groningen, and Erasmus University.

The conference will take place on June 2nd in the University Theatre at the University of Amsterdam. We feature some 15 student papers, the winners of the BA and MA popular music thesis prize, the KVNM IASPM Thesis Prize Ceremony and a keynote lecture by Dr. Ifa Ramialison followed by drinks and dinner.

 

 

Main Details

What: Student Conference at UvA on Music and Culture

Where: Nieuwe Doelenstraat 16, 1012 CP, Amsterdam

When: 9:30-18:30

Cost: 10 Euros for students (membership into IASPM Benelux or KVNM), Membership fee for IASPM or KVNM for adults

Please spread the word and encourage your students to attend. We hope to see you in Amsterdam on June 2nd!

Keynote Lecture by Ifa Ramialison

“Music is my radar”: music genres and cultural identity in a British context

This talk discusses representations of British cultural identity by focussing on Damon Albarn’s music. Albarn became a household name with virtual band Gorillaz and Blur, an English band that was associated with the Britpop movement in the 1990s. I focus on some of Albarn’s lesser known work in the context of a renewed interest in Britishness marked by Brexit or the call for an independent Scotland. It is contended that Albarn’s understanding of British cultural identity is predicated on specific music genres and their own sets of discourse. The objective is to demo nstrate how music works as a medium that allows the articulation of contrasted, and at times, contradictory representations of British cultural identity.

Ifaliantsoa Ramialison is Lecturer in Media, Communication and Humanities within the International Communication and Media programme at HU University of Applied Sciences, Utrecht. She holds a MA in Popular Music studies (University of Liverpool) and received her PhD in Cultural Studies in 2016 (Université Paris-Est).

Annual IASPM KVNM Student Conference and Popular Music Thesis Prize Ceremony

On June 2nd, the second annual IASPM KVNM Student Conference and Popular Music Thesis Prize Ceremony will take place at the University of Amsterdam. The conference is organized by students from several universities in the Netherlands and will feature some 15 presentations on various themes from popular to classical music including music and identity, performance studies and the music industry.
The day will close with a Keynote on music and culture and the official award of this year’s winners for the BA and MA popular music thesis prize followed by dinner and drinks in a nearby cafe.
Here are the important details:
What: 2nd Annual IASPM KVNM student conference on Music and Culture
Where: University Theatre, University of Ametersdam
Address: Nieuwe Doelenstraat 16, 1012 CP, Amsterdam
When: 9:30-18:30
How much: Membership in IASPM Benelux or KVNM (10 Euros for students)
Program: click here.

Call For Papers, Student Conference: Research at the borders of music and culture

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Call for Presentations for the Second Annual Student Conference by
IASPM Benelux, KVNM and the Third IASPM-D-A-CH Collegium Musicum Populare

June 2, 2017 – University of Amsterdam

On June 2nd 2017, the second IASPM Benelux/KVNM annual Student Conference for Music Research and the IASPM-D- A-CH Collegium Musicum Populare will join forces and come together at the University of Amsterdam. This one day event will offer a series of panels led and presented by students at all levels of their academic careers. At the end of the day, we will also award the prize for the winners of the BA and MA Popular Music Thesis Award, organized and presented by IASPM Benelux and KVNM. Before the ceremony this year’s winning students will provide a summary of their research. Finally we will enjoy a keynote by a reputed music scholar from the Benelux or DACH region. We will complete our day with drinks and appetizers in a nearby location to the humanities department in the University of Amsterdam.

PAPER PRESENTATIONS

We invite students representing all levels from the BA to the PhD to participate in this conjoint conference. This year we highlight the role that music performs in contemporary society, in all of its diversity and breadth. We encourage presentations covering a broad range of subjects and from a variety of fields. We intentionally reject strict disciplinary and/or genre boundaries, as one of the primary goals of this conference is to allow students greater contact with each across categories such as art music and popular music. We also encourage and welcome a number of perspectives and methodologies from musicological and ethnomusicological to music industry and economic based studies. Finally, we welcome students who are particularly motived to blur boundaries between established methodologies in their research. In this sense we hope to strengthen the contributions of new ways of examining classical and popular music scholarship in the Benelux and German speaking academic world. Ultimately we hope to share insights with each other to promote greater contact between our various specializations and to make visible the important role that all forms of music research perform for culture and society.

APPLICATION

Deadline: April 15, 2017

If you are interested in participating in this conference, please submit an abstract in English on your research related to music in culture by April 15th, 2017. Your abstract should be under 300 words in 12-point font. Please also include up to no more than six key terms. Finally please state your full name, education level, major and department, name of academic institution, email, and the title of your abstract.

Presentations will last 20 minutes with 10 minutes for discussion after each presentation. Please send your abstracts to Dr. Kristin McGee (k.a.mcgee@rug.nl); Dr. Floris Schuiling (k.a.mcgee@rug.nl), and Dr. Oliver Seibt (F.O.Seibt@uva.nl).

CONFERENCE FEES

Chosen presenters will be asked to join one of the three music associations: International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM Benelux) or IASPM D-A-CH or De Koninklijke Vereniging voor Nederlandse Muziekgeschiedenis (KVNM). If you are already a member of one branch and would like to join a second, we will offer a discounted fee.