Department of Music

Cultural Broacasting Conference: Call for Papers

The Department of Music will be hosting a conference 19-20 October 2018, RadioAsiaPasifika: Cultural Broadcasting in the Asia-Pacific Region, with keynote speakers Professor Ruth Finnegan of the Open University and Dr Bart Barendregt of Leiden University.

NOTE: The call for abstracts originally had a deadline of the 15 July 2018, this has been extended to 1 August 2018.

Abstracts need to be 250-300 words with a short biography and sent to

This conference investigates the impact of the distribution of musical and other performing arts media via radio, television and digital broadcasting (online radio, YouTube, mobile phones, etc.) on communities in eastern Asia and the Pacific nations. We are interested in papers which focus on national and regional broadcasters, pirate stations, state-society relations mediated through broadcasting, mobile listening, transnationalism, regional alliances and cross-border noise, the emergence of local music industries, broadcasting social activism, and iconic voices in the Asia-Pacific region. We encourage an interdisciplinary approach, and welcome scholars working in ethnomusicology, sound studies, anthropology, media studies, cultural studies and other fields related to the Asia-Pacific region.

You can find more information on the updated call for abstracts  document.

Posted on Thursday 12th July 2018

Department of Music

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