In 2014, the University of Dayton hosted its first metal music conference, Metal and Cultural Impact: Metal's Role in the 21st Century. Scholars and enthusiasts from throughout the United States and several foreign countries presented on topics from politics and business to sexuality and stagecraft.

A second conference, Metal in Strange Places, is scheduled to be in Dayton October 20-22, 2016.

In this conference archive, readers can browse the conference's programs, presentations and papers. Click on the conference links or use eCommons' search feature to find an author or topic.

Browse the contents of Metal Music Studies:

Metal in Strange Places: Aural, Emotional, Tactile, Visual
2016 Metal Music Studies Conference