Membership in ISMMS

by | May 13, 2019 | Announcements

May 13, 2019

Dear past and present ISMMS membership,

The Executive Board of ISMMS is excited to announce that we are reopening membership to the organization.  We have reorganized our membership process and we look forward to expanding our membership, working together to make the organization bigger and stronger than it was before.

We have created a new pay structure for those interested in joining ISMMS. If you are a fully waged academic your fee is £40, fully waged in the Global South is £25, and a students’ fee is £15. To subscribe go to www.metalstudies.org and check out our recently updated website.  

We will be hosting the ISMMS General Meeting at this summer’s conference in Nantes.  We look forward to sharing our plans for the future, including an exciting announcement about the location of the 2021 conference—a place where ISMMS has never been to before. Prior to the conference we will be putting out a call for those interested in becoming members of the ISMMS Executive Board, and we will hold elections for a new Secretary (Toni-Matti Karjalainen is stepping down after 4 years of service), and adding two new Ordinary members since the terms of Claudia Azevedo and Marco Ferrarese have recently ended. The elections will be held after the conference.

Please take some time to explore the ISMMS webpage to learn about the organization and to see who we are. We hope to see you all in Nantes and we look forward to getting to know you in the future.  If you have any questions or comments please feel free to send them to any current board members (listed below). Yours in metal,

The ISMMS Executive Board

Our current board:

Bryan Bardine, Chair (through 2020)

Toni-Matti Karjalainen, Secretary (through 2019)

Lewis Kennedy, Treasurer and Membership Officer (through 2022)

Ross Hagen, Communications Director (through 2022)

Nelson Varas Diaz, Ordinary Member (through 2021)

Gabby Riches, Ordinary Member (through 2021)

Two new Ordinary Members (through 2023)

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