30 sept. 2022

Atelier Acazine : Fanzines & Research in Europe


Mardi 18 Octobre 2022, 14-16 h

Campus Condorcet - Bâtiment de recherche Nord, salle 0.004

Matthew WORLEY
University of Reading (Grande-Bretagne)

Looking Under Beds: Researching Punk Fanzines in Britain

This short paper will consider the methodology used to research my forthcoming book, Zerox Machine: Punk and Post-Punk Fanzines in Britain, 1976-1998. It will discuss how the book was conceived, how the subject was framed, and the methods used to gather and utilise materials. The book looked to recover sources from practitioners, so often roamed far beyond the usual academic resources.  Over time, a collaborative element was introduced to construct a history 'from below'.



Miroslav MICHELA

Charles University, Prague (Rép. Tchèque)


Czech and Slovak Punk and Hardcore fanzines and representations of subcultural identities from the middle of 1980s until present.


The fanzine production in the Czech and Slovak Republics has been hitherto more or less uncharted. We have succeeded in mapping the extensive fanzine production from the 1980s until the present, with a predominant focus on subcultural / music-oriented titles. I will present the development of punk and hardcore fanzine scene in Czechoslovakia, Czech and Slovak republic. Through the different indicators I will propose the interpretation of dominant narratives and praxes of being involved to the punk or hardcore scene, which were written down on the pages of local fanzines. This will be contextualized also in the different political and technological environment of contemporary history of the region.


Christian SCHMIDT
Archiv der Jugendkulturen, Berlin, (Allemagne)

Zines and Archives - Tales from the Archive of Youth Cultures and beyond

The Archiv der Jugendkulturen is a memory of the scenes, from science fiction, gothic and graffiti to punk, riot grrrl and techno. Our archive a non-profit-organisation in Berlin that has been collecting documents and ephemera of youth-, pop-, and subcultural scenes since 1997. State institutions barely collect these histories of resistance which makes self-organized archives like ours unique. We are convinced that these scenes are an important part of cultural and social history and that their relics should be permanently preserved. Over the years we have become an important place for people from youth and subcultures as well as activists, researchers, academics, historians and political educators and the interest for our unique collection continues to grow.

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