Progressive Rock Conference proposed for August 2022

We’re excited to announce that the 5th Biennial Conference of the Progect Network for the Study of Progressive Music has been proposed to be held at St Peter’s College next year. The conference, titled ‘Progressive Rock: Geography, Culture, Discourse,’ has been proposed by Professor Sarah Hill and would take place on 27 – 29 August 2022. Here is the abstract:

In the late 1960s, the term ‘progressive’ was used to define music that transcended the commercial ‘pop’ product. Progressive rock is now a global meta-genre with significant bodies of work found on every continent, and a rich culture capable of sustaining a lively discourse in the wider field of popular music studies and beyond. The aim of this conference is to explore the discourses, cultures, and geographical particularities of progressive rock since its emergence in 1960s England. Extending from previous conferences held by the Progect Network in France (2014), Scotland (2016), Sweden (2018), and Canada (2021), the 2022 conference will bring together scholars whose work addresses the fifty-plus-year history of progressive rock and the many hybrid genres associated with the term.

More information on how to get involved will come soon.