Monday, March 23, 2015

Fwd: FW: SIG NOTICE: New Directions in Jazz Studies - One-Day Symposium

New Directions in Jazz Studies - One-Day Symposium Friday 5th June
2015 - Senate House, University of London

Jazz Studies within the UK is continuing to thrive as a research
field, with a number of graduate, post-doctoral, and early career
researchers adding to an already wide array of researchers in multiple
This one-day symposium aims to foster a network of postgraduates and
ECRs working within the broad area of jazz studies in the UK.
Participants will critically reflect on existing research
methodologies, and explore future directions for the academic study of
jazz. With this aim in mind, we invite papers of no more than 20
minutes, allowing time for questions and extended discussion.
Taking as broad an approach as possible, presentations may fall into
any of these categories:

- (Re)conceptualising jazz performance
- Interdisciplinary jazz studies
- Jazz and ecology
- National, transnational, global jazz
- Jazz and/as theory (Critical, Cultural, Musical)
- Jazz research and the creative industries
- Bridging the gap between academic and non-academic discourses

The event will also include a roundtable discussion on new directions
in jazz studies with Dr Tom Perchard (Goldsmiths), Dr Catherine
Tackley (The Open University) and Professor Tony Whyton (University of

Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be sent to by Monday 20th April. Decisions
will be communicated within a week of the deadline. While we invite
papers from all, preference will be given to those who are
postgraduate students/ECRs. Please include institutional affiliation,
level of study, and any AV requirements when sending abstracts.

There will be no delegate fee, however registration for this event is
essential. Please register at the following link:

Conference convenors
Ben Norton, Royal Holloway, University of London Dr Catherine Tackley,
The Open University

The event is generously supported both by Equinox, publishers of the
Jazz Research Journal, and Royal Holloway University of London,
Department of Music.