On Friday 25 November 2016, Punk Scholars Network brought together punk enthusiasts, musicians and academics to consider the genre’s influence. The Art of Punk, the third PSN Conference and Postgraduate Symposium presented by the University of Northampton and the Punk Scholars Network, explored punk’s impact on the arts, ethnography, sociology and politics, as well as fashion, history, musicology, pedagogy and literature. A conference schedule is available here.
Roy Wallace, Senior Lecturer in Media Production, screened an updated version of his documentary work ‘The Day the Country Died’ at the event. He commented: “It’s not so much anarchy in the UK these days as ‘documenting punk in academia’. Most of us in the Punk Scholars Network have been active in the punk / anarcho-punk scene in UK and Europe, and are keen to document and celebrate the achievements of punk subculture. We are running the event in collaboration with colleagues in Paris (Punk is not Dead) who will host a similar event the day after, and we already have a wide range of proposals from Ireland, UK, Europe and USA.”