New wine AND new bottles: Announcing our new website!

Dear friends, it is our absolute pleasure to introduce you to our branch’s brand new website, the culmination of many months of fruitful collaboration by the branch’s board. The beautiful design is by our board member Melanie Schiller. Here it is!: Featuring pages dedicated to news (including CfPs and job alerts), our 2021 conference,Continue reading “New wine AND new bottles: Announcing our new website!”

IASPM Benelux conference RE-peat, please! – postponed to 2021

When we launched our CfP back in 2019, the world was a different place. 2020 is not what many of us hoped it would be, the global pandemic being one of the factors that impact us both as individuals and as a society. As you know, due to Corona countermeasures, we were forced to postpone theContinue reading “IASPM Benelux conference RE-peat, please! – postponed to 2021”

2019 IASPM / VNPF Benelux Thesis Prize winners announced!

In the midst of these testing times, we should not forget to celebrate success when it presents itself. It is for this reason that we are very pleased to announce the 2019 IASPM / VNPF Benelux Thesis Prize winners! The winner of the BA Thesis Prize is Maartje Boekestein of the University of Groningen with a thesis titled “PerformingContinue reading “2019 IASPM / VNPF Benelux Thesis Prize winners announced!”

IASPM Benelux conference (May, Antwerp) postponed!

it is with deep regret that we announce that we have to postpone our IASPM Benelux conference. During the past week, the situation in Belgium has intensified, and yesterday, the Belgian government took a series of far-reaching measures in an effort to dam the further spread of the new Corona virus Covid-19. The local committeeContinue reading “IASPM Benelux conference (May, Antwerp) postponed!”

Our esteemed keynote speakers!

We are pleased to announce the full abstracts of the presentations of our keynote speakers for the 2020 conference. One Friday 15 May from 14:00 to 15:00,  Johannes Ismaiel-Wendt from the Universität Hildesheim in Germany will give a talk entitled The name ‘Johannes Ismaiel-Wendt’ is mentioned in a paper uploaded to Academia by a well-known author:Continue reading “Our esteemed keynote speakers!”

Registration is now LIVE! – RE-peat, please! Conference – MAY 2020, Antwerp

Dear all, registration is now open, this link will lead you to the official registration form. We offer two rates: €30 for students (BA, MA, and PhD) / unwaged (with proof of evidence) €60 for all others (scholars, industry professionals, media representatives, interested, etc.) Please note that you need to be a member of IASPM (Benelux branch or any of the other 14 branches) at the time ofContinue reading “Registration is now LIVE! – RE-peat, please! Conference – MAY 2020, Antwerp”

New publication out: Benelux branch report (IASPM Journal 9/2, 2019)

In issue 2 of volume 9 of the IASPM Journal (2019), our board member Melanie wrote a status quo (vadis) report on our branch. Using information gathered from past and current board members, she covers not only much of our history, but also the “current state of popular music studies and research in the NetherlandsContinue reading “New publication out: Benelux branch report (IASPM Journal 9/2, 2019)”

Open call: IASPM Benelux and VNPF Popular Music Thesis Prize 2019

The IASPM Benelux and the Vereniging Nederlandse Pop Podia and Festivals (VNPF) invites student applicants to apply for the Bachelors and Masters Popular Music Thesis Prize. This prize honors outstanding research by students (active in a Dutch university) writing about popular music. The prize is to award the best-researched and best-written BA and MA thesisContinue reading “Open call: IASPM Benelux and VNPF Popular Music Thesis Prize 2019”


The Arts, Culture and Media programme of the University of Groningen is looking for a highly motivated full-time Assistant Professor (Dutch: Universitair Docent) in Narrativity and (Inter)mediality in the Arts, preferably with an expertise in popular music, sound studies, theater or performing arts: Deadline for application: March 15, 2019