The Punk Scholars’ Network (PSN), an informal grouping of writers and researchers working on all aspects of the history, present and future of punk, holds its first annual post-graduate symposium, at the University of Leicester (University Rd LE1 7RH) on 30 October 2014.

The symposium will provide a forum for post-graduate students currently involved in research on punk to present their work (and their work-in-progress). The event is free to attend but, as numbers are limited, tickets need to be booked in advance. Anyone interested in the themes of the event is welcome to attend!

Amidst an impressive breadth of papers being presented on the day, several are directly concerned with the culture, politics and practice of anarcho-punk. In the morning Methodology session, Matt Grimes will present: “Where There’s a Will There’s a Way”: Methodology, Investigating Memory and the Life-Courses of 1980s British Anarcho-Punks.

In the afternoon Anarcho/Anarchism session, Rebecca Binns will speak on: A Humorous Offensive: Tracing the Development of an ‘Anarcho-Punk’ Aesthetic in Gee Vaucher’s Images for Crass; James Newton will discuss The Anarchist Cinema; and Simon Licourinos will speak on: Anarcho-punk: Defining a Retrospective Rock History Using Connections, Relationships and Traits [CRT].

The full programme can be viewed on the symposium blog; and the Facebook event page.

Punk Scholars' Network - Post-Graduate Symposium - 30 October 2014 - Programme - cover

Punk Scholars' Network - Post-Graduate Symposium - 30 October 2014 - Programme - papers and presentations