Announcement: Littlefield Lectures and IASPM-US Conference This Week!

The conference season is certainly upon us at UT, and we have two more great events to point you toward today.

First off, the the Department of History’s Littlefield Lectures will feature Professor Jacquelyn Dowd Hall (Julia Cherry Spruill Professor of History, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill). This afternoon, Professor Dowd Hall will give a talk entitled, “Left of the New Deal:  Radical Women and the Struggle to Put Race and the South at the Center of Reform” at 4:00pm in SAC 2.302. Tomorrow, the Littlefield Lectures continue with a second lecture from Professor Dowd Hall entitled, “Misread and Betrayed: Left Feminism in the Shadow of the Long Cold War, ” also at 
4:00pm, in CLA 0.126.

In addition, Austin will play host to the IASPM-US Conference (International Association for the Study of Popular Music, US Branch ) today through Sunday at the Joe C. Thompson Conference Center. The theme for this year’s conference is “Liminality & Borderlands.”

According to the conference website, the conference will include…

a rock show, a Who’s Who panel from Austin City Limits, a cash bar engagement at the Dive Bar, scholars spinning DJ sets at a local club, and wall-to-wallsmartpopularmusicanalysisspreadover the nextfourdays. We also happen to have more tattoos than your average academic conference, for what it’s worth.

If that’s not a good endorsement, I don’t know what is! Happy weekend, Austin!

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