IASPM Online Research Seminar Series

The International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM) is launching a new monthly Online Research Seminar Series in December. Many thanks to IASPM Canada and IASPM Journal staff, Dr Mary Fogarty and Dr Melissa Avdeeff for organising the first one. This will feature former IASPM UK & Ireland Chair Dr Matt Brennan. The series of invited guest lectures will run each month hopefully, and will for the first year at least feature a different branch organising the event each month.

The International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM) is launching a monthly Online Research Seminar Series. This will feature a curated selection of research presentations and discussions, which will be hosted by different IASPM Branches each month. The first talk features Dr. Matt Brennan, and is presented by the IASPM-Canada branch.

Matt Brennan (Reader in Popular Music at the University of Glasgow, UK) will be discussing his new book, Kick It: A Social History of the Drum Kit (2020), exploring the role of the drum kit in the development of popular music, alongside broader socio-cultural histories in the United States. The event is free, and is on Wednesday 9th December 2020 at 12-1pm EST, that’s 5-6pm GMT.

Register for free on Eventbrite. Book your spot here.

Future events will be hosted by:

January 2021 IASPM ANZ

February 2021 IASPM SEA

March 2021 IASPM Norden

April 2021 IASPM AL


June 2021 IASPM US

July 2021 IASPM South Korea 

September 2021 IASPM Spain 

October 2021 IASPM UK and Ireland

November 2021 IASPM Hungary.

December 2021 IASPM France