International Society for Metal Music Studies founding documents

In October 2010, a group of metal music scholars from around the world began working to organize an international, scholarly organization to support the study of metal music and its cultures. Together, this Planning Committee has formulated a plan for officially launching the International Society for Metal Music Studies (ISMMS) in 2011.

The Planning Committee now presents founding documents for examination by interested scholars. We welcome your comments about the Code of Ethics, Mission Statement and By-Laws of ISMMS (known as "founding documents").

You can read the founding documents online through our wiki, http://ismms.wikispaces.com. You may comment by posting your thoughts on this wiki, so all members of the Planning Committee can read, discuss, and reply to your comments. Comments do not constitute a vote - as there are no members of ISMMS at this point, there is no voting system.

This wiki will be available for comments through June 15, 2011. If you have questions about the wiki, or other matters, please contact the Planning Committee coordinator via email: clifford at ucmo.edu.
Members of the ISMMS Planning Committee are listed on a document on the wiki.

please take this opportunity to provide ground level input into documentation which will likely be significant to academic approaches to metal in the future. the wiki is here and the planning committee is deeply appreciative of any feedback which will make this founding documentation more robust.

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