A message from Mike Dines of the Punk Scholars Network in England. 6pm GMT is 7pm Central European time for the European continent:

Firstly, I would like to send out a belated thank-you for all your hard work in making PSN#8 a success. I meant to email earlier, but by the time Christmas hit us, I had also hit an email brick-wall – and had to have a break. Anyways, happy new year to you all and I hope you have had a good break.

As representatives of the global network, I would like to invite you to the Global Punk Book Launch at Middlesex University on Tuesday 25th January at 6pm GMT. The event is free of charge and launches three new books within the series: Trans-Global Punk Scenes: The Punk Reader Volume 2, Punk Identities, Punk Utopias: Global Punk and Media and PUNK! Las Américas Edition. The event will include a Q&A with the Global Punk series editors, Russ Bestley, Mike Dines and Paula Guerra, alongside PUNK! Las Américas Edition editors Olga Rodríguez-Ulloa and Shane Greene, and selected chapter authors. Music will be supplied by DJ, Chris Low. The Eventbrite link can be found here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/global-punk-series-book-launch-tickets-241934401307

Some of you have already signed up for tickets, so please do so, especially if you are attending the event in person. As a sneaky preview, however, I thought I’d share the Zoom link below:

Join Global Punk Series Book Launch Zoom Meeting 25/01/22, 6pm GMT
Meeting ID: 965 7713 2141 Passcode: 747507
Please do share this with your colleagues and network.

We are also organising a pre-event study group for students, so if you would like more information, please do give me a shout. In the meantime, it would be great to see you there!
Take care,

Co-Pathway Leader for BA Music (Popular Music)
Middlesex University
The Burroughs | Hendon | London | NW4 4BT

Chair and Co-Founder of the Punk Scholars Network