INVITATION TO JOIN : European Sound Studies Association - Foundation in July 2012 ("PD Dr. Holger Schulze" )

Subject: INVITATION TO JOIN : European Sound Studies Association - Foundation in July 2012
From:    "PD Dr. Holger Schulze"  <schulze@xxxxxxxx>
Date:    Fri, 13 Jul 2012 21:47:12 +0200

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@xxxxxxxx You will find more information about ESSA at - Morten Michelsen, University of Copenhagen Founding chair, momich@xxxxxxxx - Holger Schulze, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin Founding vice-chair, holger.schulze@xxxxxxxx - Erik Granly Jensen, University of Southern Denmark Founding vice-chair - Jacob Kreutzfeldt, University of Copenhagen Founding vice-chair

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