Thank you for your interest in Sonic Rebellions 2024

Deadline for proposals: Friday 5th April 9:00

Sonic Rebellions (est. 2022) is a network of activists, academics, and artists asking: what is the relationship between sound and social justice? 

Sonic Rebels are invited to present their work and ideas at our dynamic symposiums held in June 2024 either in London or Brighton. We particularly encourage proposals from early career researchers and practitioners. Themes may include, but are not limited to:  

  • Sonic methods and resistance in warfare 
  • Music and its political implications
  • Rap music beyond the archive 
  • Decoloniality and acoustic equality 
  • Abolitionism and the policing of sound 
  • Popular music, gender and knowledge

Basic AV equipment will be available and proposals are encouraged to utilise audio-visual components, experential, or non-traditional formats. We anticipate presenters will have 15-20 minutes per paper though please indicate if you require longer, such as for a workshop. We are currently accepting proposals that would be held online. However, please be aware that in-person presentations will be prioritised.


This is the submission point to propose a panel, paper presentation, or workshop noting the following dates and distributions: 

University of Brighton, Wednesday 5th June 

London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), London, Wednesday 12th June 


You should be able to save your application as you go along and return to it when you are ready. There will be no registration fee for presenters at this event and (vegan) refreshments will be provided. A limited amount of small travel bursaries will be available on a first come, first served basis for independent researchers and those in precarious employment. Venues will have wheelchair accessibility which may include use of an elevator.

Following our inaugurual conference, our first book is due for imminent publication (2024) with Routledge. The editor will be in touch with successful applicants regarding potential opportunities for a second publication. 

The symposium at the University of Brighton is supported by the Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics (CAPPE) and the symposium at the London School of Economics is supported by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). 

Founder, book editor and Brighton lead: Wanda Canton, w.canton@brighton.ac.uk

LSE lead: Baljit Kaur, B.kaur4@lse.ac.uk