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INVITATION TO JOIN : European Sound Studies Association - Foundation in July 2012

     Foundation of the

     European Sound Studies Association


     July 13 2012

On Friday, July 13 2012, the foundation of
ESSA – the European Sound Studies Association – was announced.

The committee behind the organisation
consists of sound researchers from Germany, England, France,
The Netherlands, and the Scandinavian countries.

The founding members as of July 2012 are:

Karin Bijsterveld (NL), Barry Blesser (US),  Michael Bull (UK),
Mark Butler (US), Marcel Cobussen (NL), Erik Granly Jensen (DK),
Anahid Kassabian (UK/US), Jacob Kreutzfeld (DK), Tellef Kvifte (N),
Charlotte Rørdam Larsen (DK), Ansa Lønstrup (DK), Morten Michelsen (DK),
Holger Schulze (GER), Mark M. Smith (US), Jonathan Sterne (CAN/US),
Ola Stockfelt (S), Jean-Paul Thibaud (FRA), David Toop (UK),
Heikki Uimonen (FI), Simon Zagorski-Thomas (UK)

ESSA has come about as a consequence of the tremendous growth
in sound studies in diverse research cultures all over Europe and worldwide,
an interdisciplinary and international group of researchers
 – connected by various research networks, conferences and workshops
in the Nordic countries, in Germany and all over Europe –
has initiated this international organisation with the aim of bringing together
sound researchers and sound artists of all kinds.

ESSA will host and mediate all kinds of understandings of sound and
research into sound.

Researchers doing artistic research of various kinds and researchers
doing sound studies on the basis of traditional academic disciplines
like anthropology,
musicology, and media studies are equally important to the development
of ESSA as a research network.

The aim is to provide an international, interdisciplinary and
interprofessional organization for promoting the study of sound by
providing a forum for knowledge
exchange, for conferences, for research encouragement and development
of projects, and for information.

We invite all scholars and artists, students, young researchers and
experienced authors working with one or more dimensions of sound
to join ESSA in order to provide a space to foster the international,
interdisciplinary and institutional development of sound studies
in the coming years: online as well as in
conferences, summer schools, workshops
and international research projects.

To join the ESSA, send a simple mail with
(a) your digital & postal address,
(b) your professional occupation,
(c) your institutional affiliation, and
(d) if freelance: your main area of expertise,
to: join@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

You will find more information about ESSA at

 - Morten Michelsen, University of Copenhagen
Founding chair, momich@xxxxxxxxx

 - Holger Schulze, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Founding vice-chair, holger.schulze@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

 - Erik Granly Jensen, University of Southern Denmark
Founding vice-chair

 - Jacob Kreutzfeldt, University of Copenhagen
Founding vice-chair