Popular Music in the Nordic Countries

A Study Day co-hosted by IASPM Norden & Nordic Sounds 

All are invited to the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM Norden) Study Day at the Department of Musicology, University of Oslo on September 14 2017.

The theme of the day is the study of popular music in the Nordic countries. Professor Stan Hawkins will introduce the event, which is co- hosted by our department’s Nordic Sounds: Critical Music Research Group.

Study Day schedule: 

0930    Welcome. Stan Hawkins, University of Oslo 

1000    New musicological incursions into Nordic Noir. Marita Djupvik, University of Agder 

1030    Icelandic popular music and place: Image construction and identity. Þorbjörg Daphne Hall, Iceland Academy of the Arts / University of Liverpool 

1100    Sonic Cartography in Ólafur Arnalds’ Island Songs. Tore Størvold, University of Oslo 

1130    LUNCH 

1230    The Imaginings of the Balkans in Cultural Practices Surrounding Helsinki’s Club Balkan Fever. Jelena Gligorijević, University of Turku 

1300    A Movement Between: The Affect of Mellanförskap in Contemporary Swedish Rap. Maxine Savage, University of Washington 

1330    Discourses on Authenticity and Spirituality in Finnish Underground Rap. Inka Rantakallio, University of Turku 


1430    Sámi Music, Queer Activism, Indigenous Sovereignty. Thomas Hilder, Grieg Academy, University of Bergen

1500    Black Metal and Masculinity in Norway. Nina Nielsen, Norwegian Academy of Music 

1530    Addressing Gender Inequalities in Music: Sweden as a Comparative Case Study. Sam de Boise, Örebro University 

1600    Closing discussion and Q&A session based on key themes arising from the study day. Stan Hawkins, Áine Mangaoang, Tina Ramnarine, and Hans T. Zeiner-Henriksen.  

1630    CLOSE


Any questions about the event, contact Áine or Hans

Tags: musikk, Musikkvitenskap, Popular Music Research, Nordic countries, Nordic Media, nordic, music, musicology, music technology
Published Feb. 7, 2017 4:08 PM - Last modified Sep. 11, 2017 2:45 PM