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Konferenz: “Hip Hop: North and South”

Die Konferenz zum genannten Lebens- und Musikstil kehrt im wahrsten Sinne des Wortes zu dessen Wurzeln zurück: nach Helsinki.

Die Konferenz wird am 19. und 20. November 2015 stattfinden. Die Einreichungsfrist für Beiträge endet am 31. Mai.

Weitere Informationen hierzu:

“The research network Hip Hop in Finland: Genres and Generations invites
scholars to the interdisciplinary, international conference

Hip Hop Studies: North and South

to be held in Helsinki, Finland on
19-20 November 2015.

The keynote speaker will be Murray Forman (Northeastern University, USA).

As hip hop scholarship continues to develop its analysis of increasingly
diverse and dynamic cultural forms, this conference will celebrate and
critically examine hip hop in its geographic, cultural, ideological, and
musical multiplicities. Embracing a consciously global focus which will
allow for in-depth and comparative analyses of hip hop’s many contrary
currents, this conference will highlight new research on hip hop by
scholars in the Nordic countries, and seek to build dialogue with
scholars from the rest of Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. This
conference will also engage local hip hop artists, journalists, and
youth workers in dialogue with university-based hip hop scholars.

This conference is open to the analysis of all aspects of hip hop
culture. We particularly welcome papers addressing:
• hip hop in the Nordic countries,
• hip hop in the global south,
• hip hop and social inequality,
• hip hop and fashion,
• hip hop and gender,
• hip hop and language,
• hip hop and education,
• underground and mainstream genres,
• multimodalities of hip hop,
• freestyle rap,
• hip hop studies and ethnographic methods,
• hip hop and spirituality,
• hip hop and youth studies,
• musicological studies of hip hop.

It is expected that publications will develop from papers presented at
the conference.

The working language of the conference will be English.

The conference will be preceded by a one-day Master’s Student Hip Hop
Studies Seminar on 18 November. Current and prospective Master’s
students will be invited to submit material for review and discussion by
senior academics and peers in a friendly and interdisciplinary
environment. Further details will be made available in due course.

To participate in the Hip Hop Studies: North and South conference,
please email an abstract of 300 words (maximum) along with your name,
affiliation, and contact details to hiphop.northsouth@gmail.com before
31 May 2015.

Confirmation letters and further information will be sent by 18 June 2015.

This event is organized by the research network Hip Hop in Finland:
Genres and Generations, an initiative of the Finnish Youth Research
Society. It is made possible with the support of the Finnish Jazz and
Pop Archive, the Finnish Youth Research Society, the International
Institute for Popular Culture, IASPM Norden, the Finnish Doctoral
Programme for Music Research, and the University of Helsinki’s
discipline of Social & Cultural Anthropology.

For further information please contact hiphop.northsouth@gmail.com”

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