Tulevaisuuden kuvittelu populaarikulttuurissa (IIPC-seminaari)

Tulevaisuuden kuvittelu populaarikulttuurissa

Ti 5.12. klo 14-17, Janus-sali (Kaivokatu 12, Turku)

Seminaarissa kuullaan kolme alustusta:

Professori Erkki Sutinen (vuorovaikutusmuotoilu, tulevaisuuden teknologioiden laitos): Tulevaisuusteknologiat ja populaarikulttuuri

Dosentti Pertti Grönholm (yleinen historia): Länsisaksalaisen popkulttuurin utopiat ja Kraftwerk

FT Kimi Kärki (kulttuurihistoria): Totalitaristinen estetiikka ja vaihtoehtoiset tulevaisuudet


Seminaari kytkeytyy FT Kärjen post doc -tutkimukseen Imagine the Superman: A History of Transhumanist Popular Culture (Emil Aaltosen Säätiö)

Lämpimästi tervetuloa!



IIPC Debate 7 Dec

IIPC Debate #94
Thu Dec 7, 12-14, Janus Hall (Kaivokatu 12, Turku)
Dr John Williamson (University of Glasgow)
New Routes? Studying artist careers in music industries’ research

This talk will make some connections between Williamson’s current research on music on Scottish television and previous work on the global music industries.

It will argue that detailed and critical biographical studies of individual artists’ careers can provide an important counterpoint to studies of either the music industries generally or institutions and organisations within them. To illustrate this, the talk will draw on the careers of two musical stars of Scottish and British television in the late twentieth century – Kenneth McKellar and Lulu. It will argue that their work on television is not only revealing from the perspective of building a musical career in 1950s and 1960s, but that it also adds considerably to what we know about the machinations of the music industries at the time. In doing so, it will focus on the under studied role of agents, managers and television/ theatre producers in the shaping these careers. More widely, it will claim that refocusing on music industries’ studies on the artists is essential to understanding both historical and contemporary events with them.

Dr John Williamson has been Lord Kelvin Adam Smith Fellow in Popular Music Studies in the School of Culture and Creative Arts since September 2016. Prior to that, he spent four years as researcher on an AHRC funded project looking at the history of the British Musicians’ Union. This ended with a book, Players’ Work Time (co-written with Martin Cloonan) a conference in Glasgow in 2016 and an exhibition which has been shown in Glasgow, London and Manchester. (see www.muhistory.com). He completed his PhD at Queen Margaret University in 2010 on Intellectual Property, Rent Seeking and Entrepreneurship in the Music Industries. He has also worked as a journalist (mainly for The Herald newspaper) and as a manager of a number of Glasgow based bands, most notably bis and Belle and Sebastian.

Music Research, Now!

Music Research, Now! / Musiikintutkimus, Nyt! / Musikforskning, Nu!
February 9, 2018

Department of Musicology, University of Turku

Janus Lecture Hall (Artium Building, Sirkkala Campus Area; Kaivokatu 12)
Hello, is it you I’m looking for…
The seventh annual Music Research, Now! symposium invites Turku-based researchers from whatever field of study, engaging with music or sound, to present their ongoing research at this event.
The main purpose of the event is to facilitate networking among music researchers from various departments and units at the University of Turku, Åbo Akademi University, Turku University of Applied Sciences, Sibelius Museum, and other educational and cultural institutes in Turku. We especially encourage scholars from such fields as, but not limited to, musicology, music education, cultural history, art and media studies, cultural studies, sociology, philosophy, gender studies, and archive work, to actively participate in the event. The symposium is an opportunity for a researcher to receive feedback from the entire pool of music/sound researchers working in the city.
Because of the growing number of international and exchange students and researchers, this cfp is written in English, but papers are invited in Finnish and Swedish in addition to English.
The presentations will be speed talks: a 10-minute presentation and 5 minutes for discussion. 
In order to register for Music Research, Now! please fill in the online registration form at:
The registration deadline is Friday January 12, 2018.
The seminar program will be published on this website on February 1, 2018: 

The speakers will also be notified by e-mail.
For more information please contact one of the symposium secretaries Tuomas Auvinen (tuomas.a.auvinen (at) utu.fi).
On behalf of the organiser, the Department of Musicology, University of Turku
Anna-Elena Pääkölä, university teacher

Tuomas Auvinen, symposium secretary

Sanna Qvick, symposium secretary