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.

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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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IASPM-US 2022 Call For Proposals

On behalf of IASPM-US, please check out the call for the 2022 conference, and consider sending in a proposal. Horns up!   IASPM-US 2022 Conference: Grooves and Movements May 26-May 28, 2022 Ann Arbor/Detroit Michigan Dates and Place: The International Association for the Study of Popular...

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Bibliography, Webmaster, New Website

Bibliography, Webmaster, New Website

Some exciting ISMMS announcements have us in good spirits! Awhile back we advertised for a Webmaster position on the ISMMS Board, and we’re happy to say that we now have Dr. Steven Gamble of University College Cork in the position. Steve is the author of How Music Empowers: Listening to Modern Rap...

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Extreme Sounds Studies – New Series

EXTREME SOUNDS STUDIESGLOBAL SOCIO-CULTURAL EXPLORATIONSA SERIES EDITED BY NIALL SCOTT, NELSON VARAS-DÍAZ, AND BRYAN BARDINEABOUT THE SERIES:Music and sound do not take place in a social vacuum. They manifest themselves, and are a reflection of,particular social contexts. They are grounded in...

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New Executive Board Position – Webmaster

The International Society for Metal Music Studies (ISMMS), the only professional organization for metal music scholars, is pleased to announce we are looking to add a Webmaster to our Executive Board. The webmaster will manage, construct, and maintain the ISMMS website and its interface with the...

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ISMMS Mexico City Update

Regarding the upcoming ISMMS Biennial Research Conference in Mexico City, the Organizing Committee of the National Autonomous University of Mexico and the ISMMS Board have decided to postpone the conference. Until further notice, the meeting will now be from June 7 to June 10 of 2022.While...

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IASPM-US Call For Papers – 2021 Annual Conference

The International Association for the Study of Popular Music-United States invites proposals for its 2021 annual conference. In recognition of these extraordinary times and the continuing public health concerns and struggles for social and racial justice that we face, this meeting will take place...

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