General Information

In the last week of June 2017, the University of Kassel and the German speaking branch IASPM-D-A-CH welcome you to the first international conference in Germany since 1991. The conference will take place in the “Kulturbahnhof” conference center (Rainer-Dierichs-Platz 6, 34117 Kassel, Germany). Based on the previous CALL FOR PAPERS issued by the academic committe, the conference will cover the six following streams:

Researching Popular Music, Analyzing Popular Music, Teaching and Learning Popular Music, Remapping Popular Music, Narrating Popular Music, Technology and Popular Music

The conference will start on Monday June 26 at 9:00 a.m. The last session will end 5:00 p.m. on Friday June 30, 2017. About 375 individual papers or panel contributions were accepted for presentation, so we are expecting up to nine parallel sessions. In addition, three keynotes will be given at the conference. Special events include a reception of IASPM-D-A-CH on Monday at 6:30, various EXCURSIONS on Wednesday afternoon and a conference dinner on Thursday evening in the Australian restaurant “Foster’s Garden”. This will take us one step towards Canberra, where the 2019 conference will take place.


Important Dates / Conference deadlines
  •   Opening registration: October 1, 2016
  •   Deadline for receiving PDFs of full papers for the inclusion in the proceedings: Dec 23, 2016
  •   Deadline for “early bird registration” (EUR 170): February 1, 2017 (Normal rate: EUR 200)
  •   Program draft: March 1, 2017
  •   Conference registration deadline: April 30, 2017
  •   Withdraw registration at just a 10,- EUR fee: April 30, 2017
  •   Final program: May 31, 2017
  • Download final program (June 27th, 2017) >
  • Download Abstracts-book as PDF-file >

The “Kulturbahnhof” conference center is located in a large brick building that was used for storage purposes in the old days…

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Travel Info

As for flights, we suggest to fly into Frankfurt, which will offer most possibilities and eventually best prices…

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Here you find a list of hotels and guesthouses in Kassel…

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