About the conference

Voices of Asian Modernities

On April 4-6, 2014, the University of Pittsburgh will host the second of two conferences that constitute the project “Voices of Asian Modernities: Women, Gender, and Sexuality in Asian Popular Music of the 20th Century.” For more information, please visit the Pittsburgh conference website  at http://music.pitt.edu/vamp


Conference themes

What was the relationship between women and modern media in different parts of Asia in the 20th century? Under what historical and social conditions did women achieve prominence in popular music in Asia? What forms did women’s voices take in popular music?


Academic Committee Leiden 2013 Conference

The academic committee of the Leiden 2013 Conference was made up of Remco Breuker, Bart Barendregt (Leiden), Peter Keppy (for KITLV), Nicole Constable, Neepa Majumdar and Andrew Weintraub (Pittsburgh).