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Upcoming Deadlines for Radio Studies Conferences and Publications

March is a busy month for deadlines for conference proposals and abstract or paper submissions for academic journals in the field of Radio Studies. Radio and Sound scholars may want to take a quick glance at the following opportunities for sharing your radio research (some of the deadlines are fast approaching!):


A special edition of Feminist Media Histories will focus on Women and Soundwork. This issue will take a feminist approach to the history of soundwork and will explore the gendered dynamics of power that operate across sound media fields as a whole. Feminist scholarship in the fields of radio, recording, television, film and digital sound are welcome, particularly on topics that cross media and national borders. The issue may also include interviews, oral histories, and reprints of notable original documents. Interested contributors can find more information on the call and the submission process by checking out this post on Scoping UK Sound Studies.

As well a special edition of Creative Industries Journal is looking for papers in the area of Technologies and Recording Industries. The issue will seek to answer the following question: How have the introduction and adoption of new tools of production, distribution, promotion, or consumption facilitated changes in the creative and industrial practices surrounding popular music in a variety of global contexts? Possible topics may include: streaming services and music distribution, collecting practices, record stores, sound recordings and radio, and television and the recording industry. All submissions are due via email by March 6, 2015 and more information about potential topics and the submission process can be found HERE.

The Journal of Radio & Audio Media (JRAM) is looking for proposals for reviews of podcasts to accompany a symposium of articles on podcasting for the upcoming November 2015 issue. Reviews would be approximately 800-1,000 words each. If you’re interested in submitting a review proposal, contact the journal’s editorial assistant Honna Veerkamp at honnav[at]


The Charles Parker Day conference will take place on Friday March 27th. The event celebrates the Radio Feature in the past, present, and future, and will take place in Glasgow, Scotland at the Centre of Contemporary Arts. Tickets cost £30 (£20 for students) and are available from the CCA website. For further information about the Charles Parker Day including a list of speakers, visit the Charles Parker Trust website. There is also a March 2nd deadline for the Charles Parker Prize 2015 for the Best Student Radio Feature.

The 10th Art of Record Production Conference is scheduled for November 6th to 8th at Drexel University in Philadelphia. The conference committee is soliciting papers in the broad thematic areas of: Agency: Content Creators in Record Production; Multi-Polarities: Contextualizing the Art of Record Production; Education: Connecting Research to Practical Education; and, Ten Years On: The Art of Record Production. Paper proposals of 300 words are due on March 29th and any questions or correspondence can be directed to For more details, head on over to the Art of Record Production website.


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