July 17, 2014

Skate Culture Conference, Drew University

Drew University has kindly sent us information on a forthcoming conference on skateboard culture that they are hosting in Ireland in January 2015 and presently making a call for papers for:


Drew University Transatlantic Connections Conference invite proposals for papers which consider the cultural, social, spatial and political dynamics of skateboarding. Submissions from diverse fields of study, including cultural studies, sociology, anthropology, geography, architecture, urban studies, and history, are encouraged.

We will also be screening the Irish Skate Movie “Hill Street” with thanks to Wildcard Distributors.

Interested contributors should send abstracts of 200 words to drewtransatlantic@gmail.com Final date for submissions is November 1 2014.

Here is the link to the aforementioned Hill Street Documentary, which "looks at the evolution of skateboarding culture in Dublin since the late 1980s up until today."


Back to the conference, this looks like a rather interesting opportunity for those who wish to either contribute to the conversation around skate culture, or who wish to simply listen in to the conversation around it. Presumably the conference organizers may publish the proceedings of this conference and, if so, Skate Culture will certainly keep you apprised of that.

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