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Gettin’ Underground Together!

"Keep it simple, make it fast" Summer School

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Published on Wednesday, February 18, 2015


The Summer School Gettin’ Underground Together! will offer an opportunity for all students (bachelor, master, doctorate, postdoctoral students), including those staying on for the conference, to attend specialist master classes and discuss their research work in seminars led by top academics in the field. It is also the possibility of deepening both theoretical and methodological questions in both proximity and dialogue with some of the main world references of the urban musical scenes.



This Summer School is the result of a series of developed works in the last decade within the framework of social sciences, namely Sociology of Culture, Sociology of Arts, Sociology of Youth, Urban Sociology, Sociology of Music, Cultural Economics, Urban Studies and Urban Planning. Hence, it is important to understand the importance, functioning, process, the agents, characteristics, genres and subgenres of the current urban music scenes.

The music scenes invite us to map the territory of the city in new ways while, at the same time, defining types of activities whose relationship with the territory is not easily expressed. There exists a contradiction between the growing visibility of the urban music scenes and its persistent illegitimacy as a sociological object of investigation (and also in social sciences, in a broader sense). Such a contradiction is a research challenge to pursuit. This will lead to an insightful debate about its mains aspects and structuring guidelines.

We welcome proposals discussing the crossing borders of underground music scenes from the standpoint of the following work sessions, amongst others:

  • Genealogy of underground music scenes: local, global, translocal and affective
  • Music scenes, memory, heritage and archives
  • Music scenes, gender and aging
  • Music scenes and DIY careers
  • Music scenes, authenticity and independence
  • Music scenes, youth cultures and subcultures
  • Music scenes, political activism, resistance and new social movements
  • Music scenes, aesthetics, bodies and affections
  • Music scenes, punk scenes, fanzines, e-zines and comics
  • Music scenes between the digital, the retro, the ephemera and the nostalgia
  • Music scenes, production, mediation, consumption and fruition in the contemporaneity
  • Music scenes, communities, identities and urban cultures
  • Spatial organization and territorial structuring mechanisms of music scenes


The Summer School will take place at Faculty of Arts and Humanities of University of Porto and will gather outstanding bachelor students, master students, doctoral students and post-doctoral researchers from around the world.
•In the morning there will be lectures and master classes by invited keynote speakers. (Access the following link to see more details on this http://www.punk.pt/kismif-summer-school/)
•In the afternoon, participants will be divided into groups (according to their topics) which will function as discussion sessions with one permanent chair and two rotating respondents per group.
•Participants will have 10 minutes to deliver their presentations (which can be focused on either conceptual methodological or empirical aspects of their research projects), after which there will be 20 minutes for questions and discussion of each presentation with the chairs and the other participants. We believe that this will be certainly a wonderful opportunity to discuss face to face your research ideas with other interested researchers, in seminars led by top academics in the field.

Guest Speakers confirmed

  • Alastair Gordon
  • Andy Bennett
  • Carles Feixa
  • François Ribac
  • Jeder Janotti Jr.
  • Mike Dines
  • Paula Guerra
  • Pedro Costa
  • Ross Haenfler 

Important Dates

  • Submission of applications: 15th January 2015 to 15th March 2015

  • Notification of applications approval: 30th March 2015
  • Deadline for early registration: 22nd April 2015
  • Deadline for normal registration: 15th June 2015
  • Summer School Gettin’ Underground Together: 13th – 14th July 2015

Process of registration

To participate in this Summer School, all the interested people must send us an email (kismif.seminar@gmail.com), until 15th March 2015including:

  • an abstract (written in English), with approximately 250 words, and including 3-5 keywords.
  • and application form ((which can be found here: http://www.punk.pt/kismif-summer-school/).).
  • a short CV (with a maximum of 500 words) and a motivation letter (with a maximum of 700 words).

Then, all the applications will be submit to a review process which will evaluate the scientific excellence of the proposals.

By 30th March 2015, all the interested people will be notified by e-mail with the evaluation of reviewers.
All the persons who saw their proposals positively evaluated must then pay the fees until 22nd April 2015. Only this way, participants will assure their participation in Summer School.

After Summer School, all participants will receive a certificate of attendance.


Andy Bennett and Paula Guerra.

Scientific Committee

  • Alastair Gordon,
  • Andy Bennett,
  • Augusto Santos Silva,
  • Carles Feixa,
  • Heitor Alvelos,
  • Jeder Janotti Jr.,
  • João Queirós,
  • José Machado Pais,
  • Júlio Dolbeth,
  • Luís Fernandes,
  • Manuel Loff,
  • Matt Worley,
  • Mike Dines,
  • Paula Abreu,
  • Paula Guerra,
  • Paulo Cunha e Silva,
  • Pedro Costa,
  • Rui Telmo Gomes
  • Will Straw

Executive Committee

  • Ana Oliveira,
  • Ana Raposo,
  • Esgar Acelerado,
  • Gil Fesch,
  • Guilherme Blanc,
  • João Queirós,
  • Marcos Farrajota,
  • Paula Abreu,
  • Paula Guerra,
  • Pedro Costa,
  • Pedro Miguel Ferreira,
  • Pedro Quintela,
  • Ricardo Salazar,
  • Rui Telmo Gomes,
  • Tânia Moreira,
  • Vítor Massa.


  • Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto - Via Panorâmica, s/n
    Porto, Portugal (4150-564)


  • Sunday, March 15, 2015


  • underground, music scene, memory, heritage, archive, gender, aging, DIY career, authenticity, independence, youth culture, subculture, political activism, resistance, aesthetic, body, affection, punk


  • Moreira Tânia
    courriel : kismif [dot] seminar [at] gmail [dot] com

Information source

  • Tânia Moreira
    courriel : kismif [dot] conference [at] gmail [dot] com


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« Gettin’ Underground Together! », Summer School, Calenda, Published on Wednesday, February 18, 2015, https://doi.org/10.58079/s0u

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