The Midlands Network of Popular Culture
We are an interdisciplinary group of students and researchers working within the sphere of popular culture. Primarily based in Birmingham, we aim to build an inclusive community throughout the Midlands whose areas of interest pertain, however broadly, to the study of popular culture, whether mainstream or alternative.
Our Network will be hosting a variety of monthly events, ranging from seminar-style workshops to larger forums. Through the exchange of ideas these events encourage, we will provide a much-needed space for those who feel that existing networks and research centres are too heavily predicated on periodisation or canonicity.
More importantly, however, we aim to cultivate in our community the same kinds of pleasure, delight, and joy which many scholars of popular studies cite as the animating force behind their research. Our Network will be a space, not only for scholarly collaboration and debate, but for gaining friends and taking pleasure in a shared love of popular culture.
Many of our events are conducted over Twitch. Please follow this link to find our Twitch channel.