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Music Conference

Music Conference

Activating Inclusive Sound Spaces

Activating Inclusive Sound Spaces

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Papers, performances, installations and discussion (8-9 July 2017)

Activating Inclusive Sound Spaces (AISS) is a weekend of critical discourse on the activation of sound spaces in relation to gender, race, culture and identity, hosted by the University of Huddersfield, UK.

We seek to listen carefully to voices other than our own; to understand other experiences, activate safer spaces, create inclusive environments and collaborate on informed action. In particular we need to amplify the voices of people creating and producing independently without institutional support, to understand their perspectives and their views about how circumstance shapes practice.

The event includes a keynote by Professor Pamela Burnard and a special guest interview with Mira Calix.

We are delighted that so many people have registered for their free ticket. We have now allocated the budget for 60 delegates and this means that we now only have priced tickets. Tickets are £50 each.

Option A. £50 (for both days, no single day rate).
Option B. Free to independent practitioners and students without access to institutional funding.

Option C. Educators bringing students, to pay £50 per staff member - students free. Please send Liz Dobson (E.d.Dobson@hud.ac.uk) an email with the student name and email address.

For further information about the call for contributions, bursaries and schedule see the website:https://inclusivesoundspaces.wordpress.com/

 

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Fan Studies Network Conference, University of Huddersfield, 24th-25th June 2017

Fan Studies Network Conference, University of Huddersfield, 24th-25th June 2017

Description

The fifth anniversary of the annual Fan Studies Network Conference is visiting the University of Huddersfield for a vibrant two-day programme during June 2017. The conference will celebrate and continue FSN’s proud tradition of offering an enthusiastic space for interdisciplinary researchers at all levels to connect, share resources, and further develop their research ideas. In addition to panel presentations, the two days will feature social events, speed geeking, and workshop discussions.

We are delighted to welcome Dr Louisa Stein as the keynote speaker for FSN2017. Louisa is Assistant Professor of Film and Media Culture at Middlebury College; where she teaches classes on remix culture, spectatorship, YouTube, and gender and sexuality in media. Louisa is author of Millennial Fandom: Television Audiences in the Transmedia Age (University of Iowa Press, 2015), and co-editor of Sherlock and Transmedia Fandom (McFarland, 2012) and Teen Television: Programming and Fandom (McFarland, 2008).

The event will also feature a plenary address from Professor Matt Hills, who, due to being the keynote of the first ever FSN conference, will reflect on the past five years of the network and the fan studies field. Matt is Professor of Media and Journalism at the University of Huddersfield, where he is co-director of the Centre for Participatory Culture. He has written six sole-authored research monographs, starting with the influential Fan Cultures in 2002 and most recently with Doctor Who: The Unfolding Event (Palgrave, 2015), as well as publishing more than a hundred book chapters and journal articles in the areas of media fandom, cult film/TV and audiences in the digital era.

Ticket prices;

Option A- £100 (waged)

Option B- £70 (unwaged/postgraduate)

For further information please vist www.fanstudies.org,  our Facebook page,

facebook.com/groups/fanstudies, or email fsnconference@gmail.com

 

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