Metal in Strange Places: Aural, Emotional, Tactile, Visual

Welcome to the Metal in Strange Places Conference site. Here conference attendees can find out information about the conference, including the conference schedule, registration, travel and lodging information, and ways to contact the planning committee.

Conference Updates

Submissions are now closed. Thank you to all who submitted proposals for presentations and performances for our 2016 conference. Acceptances for the 2016 conference have been sent out to individual presenters.

Registration is now open! To register for the conference, visit this link. All presenters must register by October 10, 2016 to confirm their place in the conference program.

About the Conference

The Metal in Strange Places conference is a three-day event that examines, in broad terms, the history of metal by through lenses such as genres, bands, cultures or countries.

Metal studies conferences have been occurring with more regularity in places such as England, Germany, Finland, Puerto Rico, and the U.S., to name a few. These conferences have expanded the field of metal research and scholarship. Metal in Strange Places extends that expansion with papers by faculty, graduate students, independent scholars, and even fans of metal music and culture.

Metal in Strange Places will include three keynote speakers and 13 individual sessions. A concluding metal show, featuring three Ohio metal bands, will raise money for two local charities.

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