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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.

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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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AHRC funding for UK/EU Arts and Humanities Doctoral Research Students

Posted: October 13th, 2015 | Filed under: News | No Comments »

The Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership will be awarding 410 PhD studentships over a five year period to excellent research students in the arts and humanities. A collaboration between Birmingham City University, De Montfort University, Leicester, Nottingham University, Nottingham Trent University, and the University of Birmingham, the partnership provides research candidates with cross-institutional mentoring, expert supervision including cross-institutional supervision where appropriate, subject specific and generic training, and professional support in preparing for a career.

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IASPM UK and Ireland Newsletter No. 31, July 2015

Posted: July 20th, 2015 | Filed under: News | No Comments »

The latest edition of the newsletter of the IASPM UK and Ireland branch, edited by Michalis Poupazis, is now available to download or view online.