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Popular Music Research Network
Based at Newcastle University, UK


Image of John Lennon, Velkopřevorské námestí (Grand Priory Square) in Prague

 (Photo by Vanessa Knights)

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Vanessa Knights. She was friend and colleague to many in this network. She had been struggling with an auto-immune disease for some 10 years and it had weakened her heart. She had a massive heart attack on Monday 5th March, 2007 and slipped into a coma from which she never recovered. She died on Saturday 10th March with her husband David and family by her side. We will miss her terribly.

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Welcome to the webpages for the Popular Music Research Network, Newcastle University. The network was set up by Richard Middleton, Vanessa Knights and Ian Biddle with a view to consolidating popular music research across the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. The network runs a regular seminar series, an annual symposium and is engaged in active research across a range of fields within Popular Music Studies. The network also works closely with other research groups in the faculty and University including the Research Group in Film and Media, the  Postcolonial Research Group, The Americas Research Group and Culture Lab.

NEW: CONFERENCE PAGES FOR POPULAR MUSICS OF THE HISPANIC AND LUSOPHONE WORLDS