IASPM Hungary: Developments and New Directions in Popular Music Research

Emi­lia Barna

Abstract


Amidst political and economic changes shaping both the field of popular music and popular music studies in Hungary, including changes in the financing and institutional framework of academic research, as well as a growing intensity in the state funding of popular music – which, at the same time, has contributed to the creation of a system of dependency on the state – the Hungarian branch, celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, has seen considerable activity in the last few years. This includes the organising of the first international popular music conferences in Hungary, as well as the joining of new, young scholar members, and the strengthening of new research areas. The most prominent areas are the history of popular music research in Hungary, popular music histories and historiography, jazz studies, studies of (digital) technology and popular music, research on the relationship between popular music and populism, and on popular music and gender.

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Palya Bea. 2012. Én leszek a játékszered. Sony Music, Hungary.




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