What marked the beginning of international Popular Music Studies as an academic discipline? The most common answer is arguably the “Popular Music Perspectives” conference held at the University of Amsterdam in June 1981 that directly led to the establishment of IASPM.
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of this event, IASPM Benelux invites you to the 4th IASPM Pop Talk “40 Years of Popular Music Perspectives”, on June 22nd from 17:30 to 19:30.
As contemporary witnesses, Philip Tagg, who co-organized the conference at the time, Alenka Barber-Kersovan, Franco Fabbri, Simon Frith and Stan Rijven will share with us their memories of the event as well as their views on the developments in Popular Music Studies in the four decades that followed.
The current chair of IASPM international, Rubert Till, will also address the guests for this special occasion!
To take part in the anniversary celebration held online via Zoom, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to celebrating this milestone birthday of Popular Music Studies with you!
The IASPM BENELUX board:
Oliver Seibt – Chair IASPM Benelux
Chris Tonelli – Secretary IASPM Benelux
Femke Vandenberg – Treasurer IASPM Benelux
Matthias Heyman – Media liaison IASPM Benelux
Melanie Schiller – National Representative
For more information, please visit our website https://www.iaspmbenelux.org/news-3/iaspm-benelux-pop-talks-4-we-are-celebrating-40-years-of-iaspm?fbclid=IwAR2suI-dPYmy_K36JvTeOACIDoqxXfi3iVwCwEe9NkqNFch2IUQeTYs8sPc