CWRU Center for Popular Music Studies presents Popular Music and Communities Conference

The Center for Popular Music Studies at Case Western Reserve University will present a graduate student conference Popular Music and Communities, October 2 and 3, 2015.  During the two day conference, speakers will explore how popular music works to establish and complicate constructions of community. The conference will feature keynote presentations by professor Norma Coates (University of Western Ontario) and professor Mark Katz (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill), as well as an event in collaboration with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s Library and Archives.

Keynote Lecturers and events include:

Keynote, Norma Coates, University of Western Ontario presenting Fantasies and Humpty-Dumpties: Teen Girls, the Monkees, and The Monkees at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum Library and Archives.

Mark Katz, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill will present “We Need You to Get this Right”: Musical Communities and the Responsibilities of the Scholar at Harkness Chapel on the CWRU campus. 


For a full schedule of events and specific lecture times please visit All conference events are free and open to the public.