French-German Colloquium - Looking for German candidates! Topic: Interdisciplinarity and engagements. Making researchers in music worlds

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Call for Papers
July 19, 2019
Subject Fields: 
Anthropology, Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Music and Music History, Sociology, Popular Culture Studies

Interdisciplinarity and engagements in/out from the research field. Making researchers in music worlds.

From 10th to 11th Octobre 2019 in BAYONNE (France)


L'Institut de Recherche sur les Mondes de la Musique (IRMM) is organizing a colloquium on October 10th and 11th 2019, with an important support from CIERA (Centre Interdisciplinaire d'Etudes et de Recherches sur l'Allemagne), ARI (Basque Anthropological Research Institute on Music, Emotion and Human Societies) and GDRI MIAMI (International Research Network CNRS) in Bayonne, France

This colloquium aims to gather young German and French researchers. Junior researchers will have to challenge and question the situation and the contribution of researchers in professional worlds of music, and more broadly within civil society today, through a presentation of elements of their research work, in English (20 min communication).

This colloquium follows a series of conferences at EHESS (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales) in 2018/2019 organized by IRMM. During this series of conferences, various situations of applied musical anthropology were interviewed. A diversified panel of actors, including cultural operators and music anthropologists, was created.

Thus, through a transversal and interdisciplinary approach, it is various questions of valuing the heuristic nature of these joint experiences, while evaluating the commitments/involvements and divisions they produce which rise : how do knowledges circulate between research and artistic circles? How to think about the initial situations of researchers-artists, researchers-producers? How is articulated the issue of the intellectual stance guaranteed by the researcher and that of the recognition of practices - and those who convey them - in the arena of artistic competition? What is the place for research in cultural institutions dedicated to creation, education and dissemination of music? Thoughts or contributions from the field in connection with new media within human and social sciences (films, blogs, records, webdocuments...) and forming part of heterogeneous systems (museums, educational projects, cultural institutions, publishing...) is also encouraged.

Candidates are selected on the basis of a 1500 characters text (maximum), in English (title and abstract). Application will also mention your surname, first name, your scholar statute, your experience and your affiliated institution/company/association (max. 4 sentences).

Deadline for submission is July 19th 2019
Please submit it to the following email address:
Firstly and wisely, ask your institution or research lab to get a travel fee, but a part or all travel expenses will be refunded by CIERA. For accommodation and other arrangements, further details will be provided to the selected candidates.

This colloquium will open the 6th edition of Haizebegi, Les mondes de la musique, which will take place in Bayonne from 10th to 20th October 2019. Participants will be invited to the opening evening on Thursday 10th, and may stay at their own expense if they wish at the end of the conference.

Keynote speakers : 

Michael FUHR : managing director of the Center for World Music and lecturer in Ethnomusicology at the University of Hildesheim.

Julio MENDIVIL : Peruvian author, musician, and ethnomusicologist living in Austria. Full Professor in Ethnomusicology at the University of Vienna and  Former Chairman of the Association for the Study of Popular Music (2017-2018).

Talia BACHIR-LOOPUYT (“pending approval”) : Lecturer at the University of Tours, Department of Musicology, Cultural and Discourse Interactions Team. Associate researcher at the Georg Simmel Centre.

Non-exhaustive bibliography ("engagement and anthropology" theme):

AGIER Michel, Anthropologues en dangers. L’engagement sur le terrain, Paris, Editions Jean Michel Placé, 1997
BONHOMME, Julien, « Anthropologues embarqués », HALSHS, 2007
BOREL, François, « De l’anthropologie de la musique à l’ethnomusicologie visuelle : entretien avec Hugo Zemp », in Cahiers de musiques traditionnelles, 9, 1996, p.289-304
BROQUA, Christophe, « L’ethnographie comme engagement : enquêter en terrain militant », in Génèses, 2009, p.109-124
FAVRET-SAADA Jeanne, Les mots, la mort, les sorts, Paris, Gallimard, 1977

Organizing committee : 

Rémi BOIVIN : PhD student at EHESS, Centre Norbert Elias,  IRMM
Claire CLOUET : Post-doctoral fellow at EHESS, laboratoire ARI, IRMM
Edouard DEGAY-DELPEUCH : PhD student at EHESS, Centre Georg-Simmel, CASE, IRMM
Julie OLEKSIAK : PhD student at EHESS, Centre Georg-Simmel, IRMM
Frédéric TROTTIER : Assistant Lecturer in anthropology at Université de Reims, Centre Georg-Simmel, IRMM
Arihana VILLAMIL : PhD student at Université de Nice, URMIS, IRMM


Contact Info: 

JUNIOR COLLOQUIUM BY CIERA (Centre Interdisciplinaire d'Etudes et de Recherche sur l'Allemagne) AND IRMM (Institut de Recherche sur les Mondes de la Musique)


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