The School of Political, Social and Geographical Sciences at Loughborough University is pleased to announce that it will host a one-day conference on the Beatles on 5 October 2012: the fiftieth anniversary of the release of their first single, Love Me Do.
The conference will bring together established and emerging scholars to showcase current research on the Beatles and their milieu and to assess how they’ve been studied by historians, social scientists, musicologists and literary critics. Confirmed speakers include Mike Brocken, Colin Campbell, Ian Inglis, Olivier Julien, Allan Moore and Sheila Whiteley.
Details of the conference are available at http://thepermissivesociety.weebly.com/beatles-conference.html.
If you would like to participate, please contact Marcus Collins at Loughborough University. Proposals for panels, roundtables, individual papers or posters should be emailed to him no later than 31 July, including a title, 300-word abstract and brief biographical statement. Conference attendance is free thanks to the generous sponsorship of the Centre for the Study of International Governance, but registration is required. For further details and to reserve your place, email [email protected].