Hip Hop Studies: North and South conference

The research network Hip Hop in Finland: Genres and Generations invites scholars to the interdisciplinary, international conference Hip Hop Studies: North and South to be held in Helsinki, Finland on 19-20 November 2015.

The keynote speaker will be Murray Forman (Northeastern University, USA).

As hip hop scholarship continues to develop its analysis of increasingly diverse and dynamic cultural forms, this conference will celebrate and critically examine hip hop in its geographic, cultural, ideological, and musical multiplicities. Embracing a consciously global focus which will allow for in-depth and comparative analyses of hip hop’s many contrary currents, this conference will highlight new research on hip hop by scholars in the Nordic countries, and seek to build dialogue with scholars from the rest of Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. This conference will also engage local hip hop artists, journalists, and youth workers in dialogue with university-based hip hop scholars.