[H-verkko] CFP: Music festival and urban identity

agricola at utu.fi agricola at utu.fi
Mon Kesä 6 10:36:02 EEST 2016

Agricolan artikkelipyyntöihin on lähetetty uusi ilmoitus:
Music festival and urban identity

University Consortium of Pori, Finland, September 27th, 2016

9.45 am- 17.00 pm



Individual paper and panel contributions are welcomed on the following thematic


Popular Culture and Urban Studies

Crime fiction, city and emotions

Urban Heritage and Identity Work

Temporal Uses of Urban Space

The international symposium will offer a variety of perspectives on urban
studies and popular culture research. For example music festivals have become
quite a significant factor in determining urban identities, and for the reason
we also encourage contributions on 50-year old Pori Jazz Festival.

This symposium will offer two keynote lectures. Professor Justin O’Connor
(Monash University, Australia) is an expert of urban popular culture and
cultural industries. He will be talking about the popular cultural heritage of
the city of Manchester. Dr Kimi Kärki (University of Turku, Finland) has
researched the cultural history of rock spectacles and other media events. His
keynote address will focus on rock spectacles as containers of history culture.

The workshops will explore

1) The various ways of how popular culture and urban culture are connected.

2) How urban fear in crime fiction will introduce the relationship between the
city and characters of crime fiction in literature, film, TV, and other media.

3) How urban heritage can be explored by the identity and identity work.

4) Temporary uses will be introduced and explored via popular music and analyzed
by their significance, on the basis of design, sustainability, profitability,
creativity, inclusiveness and heritage.

The seminar is organized, on the home turf of the internationally well-known
Pori Jazz Festival, at the University Consortium of Pori at 27th September 2016.
The seminar languages are English and Finnish. The seminar is free of charge for
all participants.

Papers will be subject to peer review. Proposals for individual presentations
must not exceed 20 minutes in length. Send your 250 words abstract with:


•                          your full name

•                          affiliation

•                          contact details, including
e-mail address (as a Word-file attachment, not a PDF)

•                          presentation title

•                          3-5 keywords


A jury will decide which papers are accepted and may suggest the proposed paper
to switch to an another category considering that there is no hierarchy in the
type of presentation, each one being mentioned in the program of the conference
and published in the conference proceedings. Descriptions of all the four
workshops, see below.

Proposals should be submitted to Professor Anna Sivula (anna.sivula at utu.fi) by
June 15th, 2016.

The conference draft program will be announced in July 12th 2016, along with the
symposium registration and accommodation details. All the details are to be
found on the.

The refereed proceedings will be published at the IIPC Publication Series ISSN
1797-318X (online). For the previous titles in the series, see


Keynote lectures


Professor Justin O´Connor

Monash University, Australia


Dr Kimi Kärki

International Institute for Popular Culture (IIPC), University of Turku




Application for participation in the conference, please send an abstract (250
words) to:

Professor Anna Sivula (anna.sivula at utu.fi)


Abstracts can be written in English and the conference languages will be English
and Finnish.

Abstract submission deadline is June 15, 2016.

The acceptance will be announced by 20th June, 2016.


The preliminary schedule of the conference


Monday 26th September 2016

Evening reception at Satakunta Museum, Pori


Tuesday 27th September 2016

Conference program with two keynote presentations and four parallel workshops

Organizers of the conference

MUSIC FESTIVAL AND URBAN IDENTITY is organized by the University of Turku:

Cultural Heritage Studies and Degree Program in Cultural production and
Landscape Studies (Pori)



International Institute for Popular Culture (IIPC)


Further information

Professor Anna Sivula, anna.sivula at utu.fi


Here are the descriptions of all four workshops:

Workshop 1

Popular Culture and Urban Studies

Dr Kari Kallioniemi, University of Turku

The main aim of this workshop is to explore the various ways how popular culture
and urban studies are connected, both in their historical and contemporary
forms, and how different concepts of popular and urban could provide material
for students interested about the relationship between popular culture and urban

Workshop 2

Crime fiction, city and emotions

Dr Silja Laine, University of Turku

Crime fiction is in many ways a transnational genre, written, produced and
consumed in every continent and it may be set in the most extraordinary or
distant places. At the same time it has national traditions and many popular
films and books have a special tie with a specific city. This session sets out
to investigate the relationship between the city and characters of crime fiction
in literature, film, TV, and other media. What kind of emotions and affects do
cities generate in crime fiction? How do specific urban places connect to crime,
for instance by enhancing criminal activities or shielding people from them,
creating places of danger and fear, or safety and community?  In what ways are
gender and urban spaces intertwined? 

Workshop 3

Cultural heritage of popular culture

Professor Anna Sivula, University of Turku

Popular culture is an important source of the both tangible and intangible
cultural heritage of urban and digital communities. This workshop explores the
complex relationship between the cultural heritage and popular culture. In this
group we explore the heritage communities that use the remnants of 20th and 21th
century popular culture as places of memory. We are interested in the
methodologies of critical heritage studies concerning the new heritages. We are
also interested in the different kinds of case studies of the process, where the
cultural heritage of popular culture emerges and is solidified.

Workshop 4

Temporal Uses of Urban Space

Dr Giacomo Bottá, University of Helsinki

This workshop explores temporary uses via popular music and analyses their
significance on the basis of design, sustainability, profitability, creativity,
inclusiveness and heritage. Are there different typologies of popular music-led
temporary uses to be taken into account? What are their outcomes from the social
and spatial dimension? What roles plays the temporary in festivals? How can we
mobilize temporality to durable and long-lasting effects?

Ilmoituksen lähetti: Agricola <agricola at utu.fi>
Ilmoitus vanhentuu: 16.6.2016
Lisätietoja WWW-osoitteesta: http://iipc.utu.fi/