Documenting Jazz

Documenting Jazz Conference

17 – 19 January 2019

Dublin Institute of Technology, Conservatory of Music and Drama, Dublin, Ireland.

CFP Deadline: 30 June 2018

Keynote Speakers: Krin Gabbard and Gabriel Solis


The first jazz studies conference in Ireland will take place at the Dublin Institute of Technology, Conservatory of Music and Drama, Rathmines, Dublin, Ireland from 17 January to 19 January 2019. The event is delivered in partnership with the Research Foundation for Music in Ireland, the Society of Musicology in Ireland and the Birmingham Centre for Media and Cultural Research, Birmingham City University, UK.

In marking the centenary of the first documented jazz performance in Ireland, that of ‘Mr Gordon’s Jazz Band’ at the Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin, we invite participants to consider who and what has been documented, by whom, and for what purposes. The committee welcomes submissions that investigating the power of documentation to shape the narratives and mythologies surrounding the music.

Conference themes include but are not limited to:

  • Documenting jazz histories
  • Documenting jazz in popular culture
  • Documenting jazz as sound
  • Documenting jazz in images
  • Documenting gender in jazz
  • Documenting jazz in film
  • Documenting jazz online
  • Documenting Jazz on television

Proposals are invited as individual papers, joint papers, proposals for themed panels and round-table discussions. Further information regarding submitting proposals can be found at

Enquired and submissions can be sent to  Dr Damian Evans (damian evans -at-