NEW EVENT: European Performing Arts Dataverse Symposium

Organized by: the CREATE Research Programme (University of Amsterdam) in collaboration with the Flemish Scientific Research Community “Cultures of Spectacle”.

Date: 9 November 2017, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Registration: no fee, but reservation required. Please book a ticket

Aim and topic:  to assess the feasibility of creating an international framework and data model that would allow for harmonisation of different European datasets on performing arts, in order to facilitate research on transnational and cross-sectoral connections and comparisons. Speakers are invited to reflect on the potential and pitfalls of comparative cross-sectoral and transnational research that would be enabled by comparing datasets on music, theater and/or cinema performances.

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Institute of Historical Research: Film History Seminars, Autumn 2017

Venue: Past & Present Room N202, 2nd floor, IHR, North block, Senate House, London

Time: Thursdays, 17:30

Convenors: Mark Glancy (Queen Mary University of London)

Autumn Term 2017

12 October: “When the Revolution Comes”: The Politics of Remembering Mary C. McCall Jr and the Women Who “Owned” Hollywood, J.E. Smyth (University of Warwick)

9 November: Travolta Fever: Masculinity as Spectacle in the 1970s, Adrian Garvey (Queen Mary University of London)

23 November: Looking For Lela: Finding, and Defining, Women’s Creative Labour in the Production Cultures of Classical Hollywood Cinema, Helen Hanson (University of Exeter)

7 December: “Our Bravest and Most Beautiful Soldier”: Pola Negri, Wartime, and the Gendering of Anxiety in Hotel Imperial (1927), Elisabetta Girelli (University of St Andrews)  

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CALL FOR PAPERS:  Popular Culture / American Culture Association Conference 

The area invites papers and presentations on all aspects of radio and audio media, including but not limited to: radio history; radio programs and programming (music, drama, talk, news, sports, college, religious, ethnic, public affairs, features, interviews, community, low-power, pirate, etc.), new audio media (podcasting, internet radio, streaming audio, etc.); radio literature studies; media representations of radio and audio media; rhetorical research; legal and regulatory policy; economics of radio and audio media; and radio and audio media technology. U.S., international, or comparative works are welcome. Papers or presentations should be planned for no more that fifteen minutes. We encourage you to emphasize audience involvement and elicit stimulating questions and discussions. Media presentations are especially welcomed. We also invite inquires about possible papers or proposals for sessions.
Submit your paper or presentation proposal to
The proposal will include an abstract of 50 words and paper or presentation title, institutional affiliation, and email address.
The absolute deadline for submissions is October 1, 2017. Inquiries to the area chair about possible papers or proposals for sessions are also welcomed.
There will be a strict limitation of one presentation per person for this conference. All presenters must register for the convention and be a member of either PCA or the ACA. Pre-registration for the meeting is required in order for participants to have their names listed in the conference program.
If your paper is accepted, you will receive an acceptance letter, registration information, the information you’ll need to join the PCA/ACA, and the room reservation information. For more information on the PCA/ACA, please visit
Address inquiries to:
Matthew Killmeier, PCAACA Radio and Audio Media Area Chair, Dept. of Communication & Theatre, Auburn University at Montgomery, (334) 244-3950,
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