Jonathan Prior and I are organising a session at next year’s Royal Geographical Society annual conference, which takes place 1st-3rd Sept 2010 in London. If you’d like to submit an abstract, please get in touch. The call for papers is below, more general information can be found at www.rgs.org/AC2010
RGS-IBG 2010 Session Proposal
Sonic methods in human geography
The proposed session seeks to bring together researchers who are actively using sound to explore geographical issues. The session aims to provide a platform for methodological development to complement the growing interest in the geographies of sound and music (e.g. Anderson et al, 2005; Cameron and Rogalsky, 2006; Wood et al, 2007). We particularly encourage proposals which will involve novel or experimental uses of sound in their presentation at the conference. We would also welcome contributions from researchers and practitioners in other disciplines whose work has geographical relevance (e.g. sound artists, experimental musicians, anthropologists, musicologists, sociologists, architects, etc).
We are looking for papers that address, though aren’t limited to:
- Sonic research methods: soundwalking; deep listening; multi-sensory ethnography; acoustic mapping; sound design and architecture; acoustic ecology; field recording; sound art and experimentalism.
- The interface between academic research and creative practice in the sonic arts.
- Cartographies of sound and other forms of representing sound.
- Experimentation with different forms of sonic dissemination: blogs, podcasts, performances, radio broadcasts, electronic journal articles with embedded sound.
Dr Michael Gallagher, Research Fellow, Institute of Geography, University of Edinburgh, michael [dot] gallagher [at] ed [dot] ac [dot] uk
Jonathan Prior, Human Geography PhD Candidate, Institute of Geography, University of Edinburgh, s0674977 [at] sms [dot] ed [dot] ac [dot] uk
Submission deadline: 22nd Feb 2010
Anderson, B., Morton, F. and Revill, G. (2005) Editorial: Practices of Music and Sound, Social and Cultural Geography, 6(5), 639-644
Cameron, L. and Rogalsky, M. (2006) Conserving Rainforest 4: aural geographies and ephemerality, Social and Cultural Geography, 7(6), 909-926
Wood, N., Duffy, M. and Smith, S.J. (2007) The art of doing (geographies of) music, Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 25, 867-889.