Thanksgiving

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Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.

It feels strange to be posting this so far away from the land of Norman Rockwell (Western Massachusetts, where I traditionally spend this holiday), but I’m grateful nonetheless to be able to spend the week with family and friends. No matter where I am in the country, this is always my favorite part of the year.

Considering how 2018 has been a tragic year for so many and difficult for most, I hope that this holiday (still my favorite one) gives you all an opportunity to take stock of everything good in your life and prepare for whatever you have coming up in December. At the very least, I’ve got a few posts sitting in my drafts that I’ll hopefully get up before the Winter break.

Take care of yourselves and each other!

 

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Thanksgiving 2017

I can’t remember any time in my life when this wasn’t my favorite week of the whole year. Coming soon, I’ll be posting my GEOG 371 mix tape, end of semester retrospectives, and perhaps some best-of-2017 lists. But for now, I’m grateful to take a day or two for myself to slow things down to a crawl (or, laugh until I can’t breathe hanging out with my cousins).

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone, wherever you are.

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A Call for Papers, and Happy Thanksgiving

I apologize for the late notice on this, but in case you have not received this CFP from Johnny Finn yet, I’ve decided to post it here, and encourage you to send him an abstract by this weekend. Finn has established himself over the past decade as one of the top music geographers, and I’m sure there will be much more from/about him on my site in the future. At any rate, I’m looking forward to working with him at the AAG Conference in Tampa this coming April, where I’ll be presenting some of my research on music and urban landscapes of public memory.

CALL FOR PAPERS
Geographies of Sound & Music

Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting
2014 AAG Annual Meeting, Tampa, April 8-12, 2014

Sponsored by:
Communication Geography Specialty Group
Aether: The Journal of Media Geography

In recent years sound, rhythm, and music have commanded increasing attention from geographers. Geographical engagements with the aural have come in a variety of forms: from quantitative studies of music scenes to theoretical considerations of sound and music in non-representational theory; from research focusing on the role of music in constructing and maintaining regional identity to new methodological approaches and techniques for the sound world.

This session aims to gather researchers from a wide range of theoretical, practical, and topical areas to push the boundaries of geographical research that engages the spatialities of sound, rhythm, and music. Potential topics of interest include (but are in no way limited to):

  • Music and national/regional/local identity
  • Sound/music in creating filmic space
  • The political economic of the music industry
  • Sound and urban space
  • Aural methodologies
  • Mapping sound and music
  • GIS & music
  • Music & geographical pedagogy
  • Music & non-representational theory

If interested in participating in this session, please email Presenter Identification Number (PIN) and abstract to Johnny Finn (john.finn@cnu.edu) by Dec 1, 2013.

There you are. Good luck. And everyone, have a wonderful Thanksgiving, wherever you are.

In this case, I’m thankful for artchive.com.