UPDATE: more extensive information about this is here.

On 4 December 2021, there will be the first-ever conference day of the Punk Scholars Network Netherlands, founded early this year.

It will be in OCCII, Amstelveenseweg 134 1075 XL Amsterdam. How to get there? See here.

It is part of, the first day of, the 4-11 December worldwide conference of the Punk Scholars Network. We organise it jointly with the Denmark/Germany PSN affiliate.

December 2021 conference poster

Scholarly papers on punk by authors from the Netherlands and from abroad will be read. There will be panels. There will be a film. Bands will play.

PSN 2021 international conference

Our conference day schedule is complete. There are two main themes at the conference: venues: the connections of punk bands and their audiences to places in the Netherlands where it is possible to play. From the twilight of hippiedom in the 1970s till the coronavirus days of the 2020s

The other main theme is women in punk in the Netherlands. Until a few years ago, women were underrepresented in scholarly and journalistic writings on punk in Britain. Scholars like Helen Reddington and Laura Way have started to rectify that lack of balance. Both will participate in our Amsterdam conference. Maybe contributing to starting a movement for such rectification in the Netherlands as well, where it is needed too.

At our keynote panel, Helen Reddington will interview Dutch punk women musicians of four generations: the 1976 first wave, the late twentieth century, the early twenty-first century, and the 2021 newest wave.