Punk Scholars Network: First Annual Postgraduate Symposium

In Association with The University of Leicester and the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance

Punk Scholars Network: First Annual Postgraduate Symposium

The Punk Scholars Network’s first Annual Post-Graduate Symposium provides a national and international forum for postgraduates currently working/researching in the area of punk to meet, network and exchange ideas in an informal and colloquial environment.

The First Annual PSN Postgraduate Symposium will be hosted at the University of Leicester on 30th October 2014, and we invite both postgraduate and graduate students to submit proposals.

The programme will consist of a keynote speaker (tbc) and a number of thematically grouped panels where postgraduates can present work-in-progress papers on their PhD thesis, Master’s dissertation or graduate dissertation.

Each paper should last 20 minutes and proposals should be submitted in the form of an abstract of c.250 words. All proposal submissions should also include:

– Full title of the paper
– Full name, contact details and institutional affiliation
– Any requirements (projector, CD/DVD player, OHP, etc)

Deadline for receipt of proposals/abstracts is 31st July 2014

We hope that this conference will be inspiring to students in the area of punk studies and scholarship, and will provide an encouraging and informal environment to meet, discuss and disseminate ideas surrounding their research.

Proposals should be sent as e-mail attachments to Laura Way at lm300@le.ac.uk

Any queries to be directed to Laura Way (lm300@le.ac.uk) and Dr. Mike Dines (mike.dines@icmp.co.uk)

The conference programme will be announced in August 2014.