We are pleased to announce that we will be holding a one day conference at City, University of London on Tuesday 23rd May 2017. Building upon the themes of the project, the conference will be entitled ‘Music, Technology and Digital Cultures in the Middle East and North Africa’.
The aim of the conference is to bring together scholars and practitioners (performers, composers, filmmakers, etc.) with an interest in the relationship between technologies and music in the contemporary MENA region. We are adopting a broad definition of ‘technology’ which includes instruments, studio/production technologies, digital and Internet technologies.
We would like to offer our thanks to the Department of Music at City, University of London for hosting the event, and to the Institute of Musical Research (IMR) for providing funding via their Early Career Fellowship scheme. Thanks to the IMR we are able to offer some small travel and accommodation bursaries to students and early career researchers. The deadline for proposals is Monday 16th January 2017, and full details (including the Call for Papers) can be found on the IMR’s website:
Any questions about the conference can be directed to Dr Stephen Wilford. We hope to see you at City in May!