Call for Papers

Call for Papers

Saturday, 30 June 2018, 11.55pm

The first jazz conference in Ireland will take place at the Dublin Institute of Technology, Conservatory of Music and Drama, Rathmines from 17 January to 19 January 2019. The event is delivered in partnership with the Research Foundation for Music in Ireland, the Society for Musicology in Ireland and Birmingham Centre for Media and Cultural Research, Birmingham City University, UK

In marking the centenary of the first documented jazz performance in Ireland, this conference seeks to ask how and why jazz has been documented, both historically and contemporaneously. The Conference invites participants to consider who and what has been documented, by whom, and for what purposes. Since Scott DeVeaux’s ‘Constructing the Jazz Tradition: Jazz Historiography’, jazz studies has become increasingly aware of its role in the construction of jazz narratives and of critically appraising the existing narratives. The committee welcomes submissions that investigating the power of documentation to shape the narratives and mythologies surrounding the music. 

See further details at the link below. 


Published on 31 May 2018

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