The F-List Gender in Music Research Hub is organising its second annual Research Conference to be held on 24th May at ICMP.

This conference will be a full-day event, held in person with the possibility of joining the day online too.

The F-List Research Hub has been founded to increase knowledge by conducting research into gender inequality in music. In its approach, the Research Hub aims to implement an inclusive definition of research:

ICMP's Head of Songwriting and F-List Director Sophie Daniels said: "We’ve very excited to be hosting the latest research hub conference from the F-List."

The organisation does vital work in furthering conversations around gender inequality and we’re looking forward to lively discussion, debate and insight around identity in music, research and music education."

The F-List Research Hub aims to expand and better introduce the existing feminist and interdisciplinary collective of researchers.

This group is dedicated to evidence-led activism which aims to create an environment in which women and gender expansive people in the music industries will be able to more successfully start and sustain their music careers for longer.

The theme of the conference will be around identity, a central theme in feminist research. 

Visit the F-List's website to find out more. You can register for free tickets here. 

Schedule (subject to change) 

10:00 - 10:30 | Welcome Address (ICMP President)

10:30 - 11:30 | Keynote | Professor Sophie Daniels

Comfort Break

11:45 - 13:15 | Research Panel 1: Researcher’s Identities

Saskhia Menendez | Trans & Non-Binary Inclusion in Music & Entertainment.

Sarah Whitfield | Enacting Queer Potential in Histories of Music (or ‘I never knew before I met you, that you could be an academic and dress like you’).

Natasha Hendry | Fitting in and Sticking Out: An exploratory study of the Whiteness of the school music curriculum and its effects on Global Majority musicians.

Jemma Roberts, The ADHD Music Producer: Is there a need to develop specific resources to support neurodivergent music creators in their careers?

13:15 - 14:15 | Lunch (F-List Networking Event)

14:15 - 15:15 | In Conversation | Deborah Annetts led by Vick Bain

15:15 - 15:30 | Break

15:30 - 16:45 | Research Panel 2: Equalising the Stage

Vick Bain | Women’s Careers in Music; Initial Explorations and Emerging Themes.

Samantha Parsley | Embodying the Patriarchy: The Generative Power of ‘Outing Myself’ as a Gender in Music Researcher.

Alexandria du Buclet | Exploring Black Feminism Through the Music Industry. 

Metka Potocnik | Intersectionality and Feminism in Intellectual Property Law: Power and Social Justice Corrections.

16:45 - 17:00 | Break

17:00 - 18:00 | Research Panel 3: Emerging Researchers

Josh Edbrooke | Can the Taiwanese Indie/Rock/Band Scene provide useful lessons in terms of increasing gender equality in music?

Laura Casas Cambra | 251 Women: Investigating the Interwar Generation of Women Composers at the Royal College of Music

Nina Himmelreich | Misogyny in German Schlagermusic Lyrics.

18:00 - 20:00 | F-List Networking with Music

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