Category Archives: ISMMS

ISMMS Ordinary Member Election – Nomination deadline: 4th September

Since the recent board elections at the Boundaries and Ties Conference in Victoria, British Columbia, we have one vacancy on ISMMS Board.  We would like those interested in running for this position to send Toni-Matti Karjalainen a brief (150 word) biography as well as a 200-word statement explaining your qualifications and why you would like to be on the board.

It is important to note that in the next year we will be losing two female members from the board, Amber Clifford-Napoleone (Treasurer) and Claudia Azevedo (Ordinary Member), so we are especially interested in keeping a fairly equal number of men and women on the board. We encourage any women who are interested in running for the position to please do so.  This does not mean we don’t want men to run, but we are hopeful that there will be several options from which to select.

We would like materials to be sent to Toni-Matti (toni-matti.karjalainen@aalto.fi) by Monday, September 4.  Elections will follow soon after.

ISMMS New Executive Board and Election for Ordinary Member.

You may remember that prior to the Boundaries and Ties Conference at the University of Victoria (which by the way was a huge success) the Executive Board sent out ballots for two positions which would be changing this year. The elections were held and the results are as follows: Bryan Bardine was chosen as the new ISMMS Chair,  replacing Niall Scott, and Nelson Varas-Diaz was elected to replace outgoing Imke von Helden. Continue reading ISMMS New Executive Board and Election for Ordinary Member.

ISMMS Elections to the Executive Board 2017

International Society for Metal Music Studies (ISMMS) Elections to the Executive Board, 2017:

At the Annual General Meeting of ISMMS in 2017, which will be held in connection to the ISMMS Conference in Victoria, Canada, between June 9-11 2017, two posts on the Executive Board will become vacant: The Chair, and one ordinary member. The elections to these posts will take place online prior to the Annual General Meeting and are open to all ISMMS members. Anyone who wishes to stand for the posts should submit a 100 word election statement and CV detailing relevant experience to the ISMMS Secretary, Toni-Matti Karjalainen (toni-matti.karjalainen@aalto.fi), by Wednesday May 31st (midnight, British Summer Time/UTC+1). Candidates for election must be active in metal music studies, as a student, academic, or author. The posts will be for four years and are not renewable. For more details about the roles and responsibilities please contact Toni-Matti Karjalainen by email (toni-matti.karjalainen@aalto.fi) or the current ISMMS Chair Niall Scott (NWRScott@uclan.ac.uk).

New book series in Metal Music and Culture

Emerald Studies in Metal Music and Culture Series editors – Rosemary Hill and Keith Kahn-Harris

We are delighted to announce the first scholarly book series on heavy metal: Emerald Studies in Metal Music and Culture publishes monographs, edited collections and research books about metal and its associated subgenres within the humanities and social sciences. Continue reading New book series in Metal Music and Culture

ISMMS 2017 Boundaries and Ties: The Place of Metal Music in Communities Deadline Extended to 31st December!

ISMMS 2017 Boundaries and Ties: The Place of Metal Music in Communities Deadline Extended to 31st December!

Boundaries and Ties: The Place of Metal Music in Communities
The Biennial International Society for Metal Music Studies Conference at the University of Victoria
(Previously held at Bowling Green in 2013, and Helsinki in 2015)
June 9-11, 2017
Metal Studies at the University of Victoria and ISMMS are pleased to announce the following Call for Papers:

Continue reading ISMMS 2017 Boundaries and Ties: The Place of Metal Music in Communities Deadline Extended to 31st December!

CfP deadline in less than two weeks for ISMMS 2017: Boundaries and Ties: The Place of Metal Music in Communities

CfP deadline is in less than two weeks for ISMMS 2017: Boundaries and Ties: The Place of Metal Music in Communities. See the call below:

Boundaries and Ties: The Place of Metal Music in Communities
The Biennial International Society for Metal Music Studies Conference at the University of Victoria
(Previously held at Bowling Green in 2013, and Helsinki in 2015)
June 9-11, 2017
Metal Studies at the University of Victoria and ISMMS are pleased to announce the following Call for Papers: Continue reading CfP deadline in less than two weeks for ISMMS 2017: Boundaries and Ties: The Place of Metal Music in Communities

ISMMS Membership open!

We are delighted to announce that ISMMS official membership is now open! Memberships are yearly and you will get online access to the whole catalogue of Metal Music Studies Journal as well as the hard copy of the journal for the year.
We have two membership options:
– Waged membership for £35/year
– Unwaged/Student membership for £15/year
In order to become a member, please follow the ‘Become a Member’ link on the menu and follow the instructions. The membership fees can be paid via PayPal or bank transfer.
If you have any questions regarding the membership, please contact either Niall W. R. Scott (NWRScott@uclan.ac.uk) or M Selim Yavuz (M.S.Yavuz@leedsbeckett.ac.uk). For technical issues, please contact Selim.
Thank you.
Niall W. R. Scott, ISMMS Chair
M Selim Yavuz, ISMMS Communications Officer