‘Conference Alert!’ is new series where we preview upcoming academic conventions based around a specific area of study (along with deadlines for abstracts and proposals). We’re kicking things off with five music conferences that should be on any music student or professor’s radar, as they are perfect events to enhance any sabbatical experience.
1. Innovation in Music 2015
Cambridge, United Kingdom
InMusic brings together both researchers and professionals interested in the future of the music industry from the vantage point of both the artist and the consumer.
Abstract/proposal submission deadline: March 13, 2015.
2. 6th International Conference on Consciousness, Theatre, Literature and the Arts
New York, United States of America
Abstracts (up to one page) are invited for papers relating to any aspect of consciousness (as defined in a range of disciplines involved with consciousness studies) to any aspect of theatre, performance, literature, music, fine arts, media arts and any sub-genre of those. They also welcome creative work.
Abstract/proposal submission deadline: April 1, 2015
3. Theorising the Popular
June 30-July 1
Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
An annual event which aims to demonstrate the intellectual originality, depth, and breadth of ‘popular’ disciplines, as well as their academic relationship with and within traditional subjects. This conference is open to both scholars and grad students.
Abstract/proposal submission deadline: March 30, 2015
4. Study Day on Computer Simulation of Musical Creativity
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
The conference is focused on theoretical and practical aspects of computational creative systems that can compose/perform/analyze/improvise music. Contributions at the intersection of music, computer science, psychology, and philosophy are welcome.
Abstract/proposal submission deadline: April 20, 2015
5. Between Universal and Local: From Modernism to Postmodernism
The University of Ljubljana’s Department of Musicology (Faculty of Arts) invites proposals for the international musicological conference ‘Between Universal and Local: From Modernism to Postmodernism,’ which is part of the Word Music Days Slovenia 2015. The conference is dedicated to the 80th anniversaries of composers Vinko Globokar and Lozje Lebič,
Abstract/proposal submission deadline: March 1, 2015
‘Conference Alert!’ will keep you in-the-know about upcoming academic conventions and conferences. Each article in this series previews deadlines for abstracts and proposals for a specific area of study. Conferences are great opportunities to enhance your sabbatical travel experience. Let us know what you think! Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, or Google +.