Date Change for Conference on The History of Urban Music in Toronto

Please note that the date of our Performing Diaspora conference on The History of Urban Music in Toronto has now been CHANGED to Saturday June 1st, 2013.

Below, you will find a copy of our upcoming CFP (deadline for submissions: February 1st, 2013).



Performing Diaspora 2013
York University, Toronto ON
1 June 2013


We are seeking proposals for the 2013 edition of Performing Diaspora: The History of Urban Music in Toronto (on June 1st, 2013). We encourage papers from a wide range of academic disciplines and methodological backgrounds. In addition, those papers that are accepted will be included in a Performing Diaspora publication of working papers, published at a later date following the one-day conference.

This year, the focus of our conference will be on the history of urban music, particularly Hip Hop, as it has developed in the geographical context of post-WWII Toronto, between the latter 1970s and the mid-1990s. We will be accepting papers on the following themes and topics (as they intersect with the history of Urban Music in Toronto):

The Music Industry and Technology (record labels, radio, television, print and social media); Race, Ethnicity, and Identity; Gender, Sexuality, and the Body; Urban Studies; Nation, Nation-building and Multiculturalism; Popular Culture and Consumerism; Migration and Diaspora; Work, Class, and Community

Applicants are invited to submit a 250-word proposal for individual papers. Submissions must be accompanied by a short biographical statement and email contact information. The deadline for submissions is February 1, 2013.

Please direct submissions and/or questions to Francesca D’Amico at:


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