The Outreach Committee of the Association for Recorded Sound Collections
(ARSC) posts the following message.
--- 2021 ARSC CONFERENCE: CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS --- Proposal deadline:
January 4, 2021
The Association for Recorded Sound Collections invites proposals for
presentations, posters, and panels at its 55th annual conference, to be held
virtually, May 13-15, 2021.
Recognizing that the online platform for the 2021 conference offers
opportunities for global participation, we invite sound recording
historians, collectors, preservationists, and creators to engage on a broad
range of topics that cross geographic, cultural, and collection boundaries.
ARSC welcomes proposals for presentations, papers, panels, and posters on
any aspect of sound recording. We especially encourage presentations --
across all genres and eras -- that highlight musicians, performers, record
labels, studios, songwriters, composers, broadcasters, and personalities.
In addition, the program committee invites proposals pertaining to:
-- Discographies, record label and/or artist histories, the life and times
of lesser known formats.
-- Documenting watershed moments in history -- either recorded sound history
or through 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 presentations and panels that are informative, display a passion for
their subjects, and include compelling audiovisual content. Please share
your special interests with our engaged community of collectors, historians,
musicians, preservationists, archivists, and audio engineers.
SUBMISSION INFORMATION AND GUIDELINES
The deadline for proposals is January 4, 2021. Receipt will be acknowledged
by e-mail. Presenters will be notified of acceptance approximately one month
You may submit your proposal using this form:
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.
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Questions should be directed to Terri Brinegar, ARSC Program Chair:
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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.