KISMIF International Conference 2015
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We are pleased to announce the KISMIF International Conference 2015.
Keep It Simple, Make It Fast! (KISMIF) Crossing Borders of Underground Music Scenes will take place in Porto, Portugal between 15th July and 17th July 2015. The conference is associated with the research project Keep It Simple, Make It Fast! (PTDC/CS-SOC/118830/2010).
The submission of papers for this conference is open to academic researchers working in all areas of sociology, anthropology, history, cultural economics, geography, urban planning, media and cultural studies and cognate disciplines, including design, illustration musicology, popular music and visual and performing arts.
This initiative follows the great success of the first KISMIF conference (held in July, 2014).
Thus, exploiting the potential of the theoretical and analytical development of the intersection of music scenes, we intend to enrich their relevance in the development of social theory, but also in the interpretation of late modernity in times of contemporary societal and cultural crisis. The relation and enlargement of the arts to social, cultural and political spheres seems to us a very fruitful research platform and also offers the possibility for the consolidation of an emerging knowledge domain that responds to the challenges and social changes created by new technologies, and also reconfigurations of identity, gender, lifestyle, spatiality, social class, age, and ethnicity as these map onto the networks, flows, art worlds, musical and artistic fields, and underground music scenes that are main focus of the conference.
The stimulating scientific program of the conference will be accompanied by a social program in the form of art and music in action providing a unique and enriching experience of underground music scenes in the city of Porto and elsewhere in the world.
The conference will be preceded by a two-day summer school (on 13th to 14th July) entitled Gettin’ Underground Together!. The summer school will offer an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students, including those staying on for the conference, to attend specialist master classes and discuss their research in seminars led by top academics in the field.
The conference organizing committee welcomes abstracts relating to the following topics:
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