The Heavy Metal & Popular Culture Conference

April 4-7, 2013
Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio, USA


Laina Dawes, author of What Are You Doing Here?: A Black Woman's Life and Liberation in Heavy Metal (Bazillion Points, 2013)

Keith Kahn-Harris, author of Extreme Metal: Music and Culture on the Edge (Berg, 2007)

Keynote Address: "The Blackening of the Green," Niall W. R. Scott (University of Central Lancashire, UK)

Also featured at the conference will be a screening of the film Motörhead Matters, three roundtable discussions with Niall W. R. Scott, Steve Waksman, Deena Weinstein, and other international metal scholars to be announced, and a special exhibit, "Beyond the Black: Masks and Facepaint through Genres, History & Cultures."


Click here to view the full agenda.


The conference is free, but registration is highly recommended. Please contact Jeremy Wallach at


Stoddard-O’Neill Popular Culture Endowment, Department of Popular Culture, Institute for the Study of Culture and Society, School for Cultural and Critical Studies, Faculty Research Council, Office of Research and Economic Development, and Popular Culture Scholars Association.


Rooms are reserved in a block under "Metal Music Conference" for both hotels.

Days Inn Bowling Green
1740 E. Wooster Street
Bowling Green, OH 43402
Phone: 419-352-1520
Fax: 419-354-3182
US $75 per night + taxes & fees

Hampton Inn Bowling Green (much closer)
142 Campbell Hill Road
Bowling Green, OH 43402
Phone: 419-353-3464
Fax: 419-352-7327
US $85 per night + taxes & fees

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