CALL FOR PAPERS
Home of Metal: Heavy Metal and Place
Capsule and the University of Wolverhampton
Location: University of Wolverhampton
Date: 1st – 4th September 2011
Key note speakers:
Prof. Scott Wilson, Kingston University (TBC)
Prof. Deena Weinstein, DePaul University (TBC)
The Heavy Metal movement is littered with accounts of its birth, not
only concerning the origins of the sound, but also the geographical and
political locations from which the music evolved. The now global
phenomenon of Heavy Metal culture has seen much change in the sounds,
styles and fashions over its 40 years of history, but is simultaneously
acutely aware of its origins in Birmingham and The Black Country (UK).
This conference on Metal and place aims to explore and evaluate the
important role that location, heritage and place have in the origins of
Heavy Metal and music in general. It will serve to engage in debate
concerning values, histories and myths in the foundation of this
movement and looking at the wider role of archiving music histories and
current practice surrounding this.
Home of Metal aims to celebrate the musical heritage of Birmingham and
The Black Country. This conference forms part of the “Home of Metal”
exhibitions and festival taking place across Birmingham and The Black
Country in the UK throughout 2011.