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Music and Online Cultures Research Network Summer Symposium

The Music and Online Cultures Research Network (MOCReN) invites Early Career Researchers and Postgraduate Research students working across music, cultural studies and related disciplines to participate in our inaugural in-person meeting at the University of Salford.

Alongside structured sessions mapping the terrain of an emerging scholarly field, including everything from streaming services to web-based communities and the challenges and opportunities presented by AI, this one-day symposium will provide an opportunity to establish links between new-generation researchers, with the aim of sharing expertise and fostering future collaborations.

The programme will feature a keynote from Dr Holly Rogers (Goldsmiths) and a methods workshop led by Jenessa Williams (Leeds) and Dr Edward Katrak Spencer (Oxford/Manchester), as well as a roundtable discussion on the ethics and objectives of researching music and online cultures. No prior knowledge or experience is necessary, only an active research interest in how music is mediated, shared and consumed online.

Attendance is free, and lunch and refreshments will be provided on site at the University of Salford’s Peel Park campus. Proceedings will begin at 10am and close by 5.30pm, followed by informal drinks and dinner in town.

Please register here.

Those interested in the event or MOCReN in general are also invited to join our reading group at 4pm on May 17th on our Discord server, with details on the reading to be made available on Discord nearer the time.

We look forward to seeing you at Salford (and online before then)!


Joana Freitas, NOVA University of Lisbon

Steven Gamble, University of Bristol

Maria Perevedentseva, University of Salford

Edward Katrak Spencer, University of Oxford/University of Manchester

Jenessa Williams, University of Leeds

MOCReN Steering Committee (mocren.org )

28 June 2023 (10:00 - 15:00)

Seminar Room 3, Chapman Building,. University of Salford