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Tagung: Populäre Musik und Identitätspolitiken, Zürich, 18.-20.2.2016 Conf: Popular Music and Identity Politics, Zurich, Feb. 18-20, 2016

February 15, 2016

Very much looking forward to attending the upcoming conference that we at the Studienkreis Rundfunk und Geschichte are co-sponsoring in support of the “Broadcasting Swissness” project.  Description is below, and the full programme is here.

Organizers: SNSF project “Broadcasting Swissness”: University of Basel, University of Zurich, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts
in cooperation with Studienkreis Rundfunk und Geschichte e.V.

Date & Venue: Feb. 18–20, 2016, University of Zürich

Keynote speakers: Erika Brady (Western Kentucky University); Morten Michelsen (University of Copenhagen, DK); N.N.

Research concerning the radio is experiencing a revival in the last years within the humanities. Interdisciplinary studies that are inspired by various approaches such as sound studies or anthropology of the senses address cultural identity politics through the radio, e.g. the history of broadcasting stations, the programs, or broadcasting archives as audiovisual heritage. Not least, they address the meaning of radio for and within the everyday life world by investigating the reception of radio programs or the shift towards online media.

The conference draws on the current research and asks for the acoustic dimension of cultural politics resp. identity politics on and through radio, and for the actors, practices, discourses as well as institutional and societal contexts. It is aimed at bringing together the different research strands within the humanities concerning identity politics, popular/folk music and radio as a research topic.

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