Welcome to The International Association for the Study of Popular Music UK and Ireland Branch

New executive committee

Posted: September 22nd, 2016 | Filed under: News | No Comments »

Dear IASPM UK and Ireland Branch members,

Following elections at the recent IASPM UK and Ireland Conference, our branch now has a new executive committee:

Chair: Sarah Hill
Postgrad Representative: Alex Harden
Ireland Representative: Caroline O’Sullivan
Member-at-large: Rupert Till
Membership Secretary: Toby Young
Treasurer: Rosemary Hill

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Brian Eno: Oblique Music

Posted: August 17th, 2016 | Filed under: News | No Comments »

Edited by Sean Albiez and David Pattie (Bloomsbury Academic)

Brian Eno: Oblique Music is the first academic collection to take a detailed multi-perspectival look at the work of one of the most influential figures in popular music. Edited by Dr Sean Albiez (Southampton Solent University, UK) and Professor David Pattie (University of Chester, UK), the book features studies by a number of academics based in the United Kingdom and United States. The collection contents are:

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Andrew Goodwin Memorial Prize winner 2015-2016

Posted: June 17th, 2016 | Filed under: News | No Comments »

A panel of four judges has now had the opportunity to consider all of the submissions for the inaugural Andrew Goodwin Memorial Prize for best postgraduate student essay in popular music research, and a winner has been selected. Congratulations to Alexander C. Harden who wins an award of £500 and will receive his prize shortly.

Read the award winning essay here.
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Approaches to Popular Music Studies in Dublin and beyond

Posted: May 26th, 2016 | Filed under: News | No Comments »

Friday, 10 June 2016, 10.30am

The Department of Music at St Patrick’s College, Dublin City University is delighted to host an interdisciplinary symposium on Approaches to Popular Music Studies in Dublin and beyond. Uniting, for the first time in Dublin, scholars, educators, and practitioners working across the diverse fields of popular music studies, this roundtable will address the academic study of contemporary popular music in Ireland.

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EXHIBITION: ‘Is There Anyone Out There?’ Documenting Birmingham’s Alternative Music Scene 1986-1990

Posted: April 30th, 2016 | Filed under: News | No Comments »

4-28th May 2016
Parkside Building, Birmingham City University, Curzon Street, Birmingham, B4 7XG

Established in 1986 by Dave Travis and Steve Coxon, The Click Club was the name of a concert venue and disco associated with Birmingham’s alternative music culture. Located in ‘Burberries’ – a conventional nightclub site in the pre-regeneration city centre, the club showcased a wide variety of acts reflecting the varied culture of the independent and alternative sector.

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