Events, CfPs & more

These are general posts related to events (including the biennial ISMMS conferences), calls for proposals (to conferences or edited collections), information about new publications, and other announcements about metal music studies activities.

Recent posts

ISMMS Remembrance for Esther Clinton

The ISMMS board was incredibly saddened to hear of the passing of Dr. Esther Clinton, one of the key figures in the development of Metal Studies and a renowned scholar and presenter. Our thoughts are with her friends and family, and especially her devoted husband Jeremy Wallach. Most of us had the...

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Metal and Religion

7-8 September 2022 Masaryk University, Faculty of Arts, Brno, Czechia The Department for the Study of Religions at Masaryk University invites your participation in a conference on the overall theme of “Metal and Religion” to be held in Brno, Czechia, 7-8 September, 2022. Metal and religion are...

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Passing of Alfredo Nieves Molina

The International Society for Metal Music Studies is devastated to share the news that Alfredo Nieves Molina, Coordinator de Education Continua del Instituto Investigaciones Antropológicas at UNAM, died on 12th June 2022, just hours after the closing of the enormously successful 5th Biennial ISMMS...

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Decolonial Metal in Latin America (with Metal Hammer)

Book presentation and panel In late 2021, prof. dr. Nelson Varas-Díaz (Florida International University) published Decolonial Metal in Latin America, the book that bundles his years of research on the manifold ways in which metal music in Latin America has manifested to fight against different...

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Election for ISMMS Executive Board Positions

The positions of Chair and Ordinary Member on the ISMMS Executive Board will become available in January 2022, at the end of the current terms of Dr Bryan Bardine (Chair) and Dr Gabby Riches (Ordinary Member). We seek candidates to stand for each position in an election of the ISMMS membership, to...

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