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CFP: The Association for Recorded Sound Collections Annual Conference

Thursday, October 08, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Shannon K. Larson
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The Association for Recorded Sound Collections invites proposals for presentations at its 50th annual conference, to be held May 11-14, 2016, at Indiana University, in Bloomington, Indiana. The theme for the conference is "Recorded Sound in the 21st Century: Preserving, Collecting, Collaborating & Connecting." 

ARSC welcomes papers on the preservation and study of sound recordings -- in all genres of music and speech, in all formats, and from all periods. ARSC seeks papers and panels that are informative, display a passion for their subjects, and include compelling audiovisual content. Share your special interests with an engaged community of collectors, historians, musicians, preservationists, archivists, and audio engineers. 

Possible topics may include, but are not limited to: 
  • Collaborative research, preservation/access projects, and community archiving projects 
  • Indiana-based or regional musicians, record labels, studios, scholars, and personalities 
  • Recorded sound in digital humanities, soundscapes, sound art, and sound studies 
  • Audio preservation workflows and collections management techniques 
  • Collecting and curatorial challenges from born digital media to mixtapes and beyond. 
The deadline for presentation proposals is January 3, 2016. Receipt will be acknowledged by e-mail. Presenters will be notified of acceptance approximately one month thereafter. 

You may submit your proposal using this form: http://tinyurl.com/arsc2016. 


Questions about the Call for Proposals should be directed to Will Chase, ARSC Program Chair at arsc2016conference@gmail.com.

The Association for Recorded Sound Collections is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and study of sound recordings -- in all genres of music and speech, in all formats, and from all periods. ARSC is unique in bringing together private individuals and institutional professionals -- everyone with a serious interest in recorded sound. 



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