*Topics such as masculinity/gender/intersectionality/identity
*Analytical case studies, in which the art of specific musicians was to be approached without first looking at the gender aspect of their music
*The third block was to bring us into the lived-in reality both of days gone by and of today's world, allow for focused views into jazz history and for conversations with men and women active on today's jazz scene.
For our part, we wrote paper about the participation of women at jam sessions; the biases they face, the effects on their employment, etc.
Pick up a copy of the book here. There was a wide range of fascinating topics presented by musicians, university lecturers, and journalists from all over the world.
Check out the video below which explains more about this year's conference, and also check out the Darmstadt Jazzinstitut, which houses the largest jazz archive in Europe.