Jazz and Popular Music Study Group
The Jazz and Popular Music Study Group offers a regular opportunity to discuss a wide-ranging, interdisciplinary array of topics and seeks out intersections between popular music studies, jazz studies, performance practice, ethnomusicology, recording and playback technology, film studies, philosophy, cultural studies, and more.
The study group welcomes participation from undergraduates, PGT and PGR students, as well as from academic and industry colleagues from the University of Edinburgh and beyond.
The study group provides a positive and collaborative environment in which to float new ideas, workshop research in progress, try out drafts, ask questions, or simply point to (and play!) relevant music that has resonated in some way – a forum for collaboration, discussion, and questioning.
The Jazz and Popular Music Study Group meets regularly during teaching weeks. In addition to regular meetings the group hosts symposiums, study days, conferences, guest speakers, film screenings, musical performances and is engaged in long term research projects.
Current projects include: Pop Oral: The Edinburgh Post Punk Archive and the one-day symposium Lie To Me: Myth, Self-Curation, and Fandom in Rock (9th Sept, 2022).
No, this infrastructure does not provide funding.
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