The Outreach Committee of the Association for Recorded Sound Collections
(ARSC) posts the following message.
--- 2019 ARSC CONFERENCE: CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS --- Proposal deadline:
January 4, 2019
The Association for Recorded Sound Collections invites proposals for
presentations, papers, posters, and panels on any aspect of sound recording
at its 53rd annual conference, to be held May 8-11, 2019 at the historic
Benson Hotel in Portland, Oregon.
In recognition of our host city, Portland, we especially encourage
presentations that highlight the contributions of composers, broadcasters,
musicians, performers, record labels, studios, songwriters, and
personalities in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States.
In addition, the program committee invites proposals pertaining to:
-- Discographies, record-label or artist histories, and the life and times
of lesser known formats.
-- Documenting watershed historical moments -- in recorded-sound history or
via recorded sound.
-- Innovative research, preservation and access projects, community-based
archiving initiatives, digital humanities, cultural approaches to sound
recordings, soundscapes, etc.
-- The challenges of born-digital materials and emerging sound-recording
formats and genres (collecting, producing, promoting, archiving, and
-- Advances in audio production and preservation tools, and techniques for
legacy and digital formats.
-- Advancements in audio preservation techniques for physical media, from
cylinder to DAT.
We seek papers and panels that are informative, display a passion for their
subjects, and include compelling audiovisual content. Share your special
interests with our engaged community of collectors, historians, musicians,
preservationists, archivists, and audio engineers.
With regret and acknowledged irony, we note our inability to provide
playback equipment for dead media, including (but not limited to) disc,
tape, cassette, videodisc, or videotape formats, as well as overheads, 35mm
slides, or other transparencies. However, we welcome demonstrations of
historic audio equipment provided and operated by presenters.
SUBMISSION INFORMATION AND GUIDELINES
The deadline for presentation proposals is January 4, 2019. Receipt will be
acknowledged by e-mail. Presenters will be notified of acceptance
approximately one month thereafter.
You may submit your proposal using this form:
IMPORTANT: Presenters must register and pay for the conference. Presenters
grant ARSC the right to record and distribute their conference
presentations, including PowerPoints or other slide shows, unless they
specify otherwise in writing.
For more information, visit:
Questions about the Call for Presentations should be directed to Patrick J.
Midtlyng, ARSC Program Chair, at:
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The Association for Recorded Sound Collections is a nonprofit organization
dedicated to the preservation and study of sound recordings -- in all genres
of music and speech, in all formats, and from all periods. ARSC is unique in
bringing together private individuals and institutional professionals --
everyone with a serious interest in recorded sound.