The first ESSA international conference, Functional Sounds: Auditory Culture and Sound Concepts in Everyday Life, takes place in Berlin, October 4-6, 2013, and registration is open now. The conference is organised in cooperation with the Sound Studies Lab at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and the international research network Sound in Media Culture.
The programme is attached. You can find it here as well. On the same page there is a link for registering for the conference. Reduced prices are for students and Ph.D. students who are not or only partially funded/employed. The conference fee table (Early bird will end 12 July and ordinary registration 19 August):
Early Bird – regular – €60/Early Bird – reduced – €20
Regular – €80/Reduced – €30
Day Ticket Friday regular – €30/Day Ticket Friday reduced – €15
Day Ticket Saturday regular – €40/Day Ticket Saturday reduced – €15
Day Ticket Sunday regular – €30/Day Ticket Sunday reduced – €15
Next year the second ESSA international conference will be held at Odense University (Denmark) on 27-29 June. It is a collaboration with Norsound, the Nordic research network for sound studies. The working title is “Sound Studies: a Discipline?” News on that will appear on the web site after the summer break.
Together with ASARP (Association for the Study of the Art of Record Production) ESSA is co-arranging the Sonic Signatures Symposium hosted by Aalborg University (Denmark) for PhD students and postdoctoral researchers 9-11 April 2014.
ESSA is by now nearing its member no. 500. Students, artists, and scholars from all over the world have registered. Pass the word.
Have a nice summer and see you in Berlin.
Holger Schulze, Vice-chair
Morten Michelsen, Chair