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Community Music Student Research Symposium 2020
23 November 2020 - 24 November 2020
***POSTPONED UNTIL 2021*** Sadly, due to the current restrictions on face to face events, our 6th annual symposium has been postponed until November 2021

Building on the thematic threads emerging from the 5th Student Research Symposium Critique, not Criticism: why we ask the questions we ask, the 6th annual International Centre for Community Music Student Research Symposium will focus on the theme of Positionality; the roles of the researcher in community music

The positionality we hold plays a vital role in framing our understanding and outlook on the world in which we live in. Influenced by the broader social, cultural and political contexts we come in contact with daily, our positionality holds our beliefs and potential biases at its core. As researchers, the position that we take can affect the scope of our research, the questions we ask, the methodology we chose to employ, and how we work with participants.

 This year’s symposium theme will provide a frame in which to explore the positioning role of the community musician, as practitioners and researchers.

We invite students and recent graduates of all stages to join us in offering discussions around the themes of Positionality within their specific area of interest. This two-day event will create space for critical and focused discussion around the key themes, within a supportive community of practice.

The call for contributions for this year’s Student Symposium will be open until June 30th, 2020. Places are limited and we advise early submission.

 Alongside 15-minute presentations, we also welcome alternative formats where appropriate. Please do get in touch with us if you would like to discuss the format of your contribution prior to submitting. Presenters from the symposium will be invited to submit a completed article to a special edition of Transform: New Voices in Community Music Research early-career journal.

Full details on how to submit can be downloaded further down this page.

The fee to attend the conference is £50 and includes refreshments on both days and lunch on the second day.

Webinar attendance is £25 for the two days.

For any other information and to submit an abstract, please contact iccm@yorksj.ac.uk

Venue Details:
Double Tree by Hilton
St Maurice's Rd, York, YO31 7JA
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