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Scholars from all over the world will be present at IU’s “Taylor Swift: The Conference Era” from November 3–5



Bloomington, Indiana – “Taylor Swift: The Conference Era” will be presented by the IU Arts and Humanities Council on November 3–5, at several sites in Bloomington.

This scholarly conference will look at the career, discography, legacy, and cultural effect of 12-time Grammy winner Taylor Swift, according to the event poster.

This year, Taylor Swift set out on her record-breaking Eras Tour. After doing three gigs in Chicago, Swift gained recognition from people like Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker for revitalizing the state’s tourism sector.

In November 2024, Swift will play three gigs at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Keynote speakers, panels, and seminars with over thirty international researchers are all planned for the event.

“Tour Economy and Crowd Culture” and “Feminism and Capitalism” are two of the panel themes. Speakers Amelia Morris, an English culture and media theorist from the University of Exeter, and Mary Fogarty, an associate professor of dance from York University in Toronto, have both been confirmed.

On November 3–4, IU will host the conference at the Buskirk–Chumley Theater, located at 114 E. Kirkwood Ave. The Cook Center for Public Arts and Humanities will host an artist market with a Taylor Swift theme on November 5. There will also be Taylor Swift-themed events at the First Thursdays Festival on November 2 from 5-7 p.m.

Tickets are not required to attend First Thursdays Festival events or the Taylor Swift-themed artist market.

Later this month, the Arts and Humanities Council will make the conference schedule public. Visitors are free to select which panels to attend; they are not obligated to stay for all of them.

There are no more tickets available for purchase for this event as it is currently sold out.

Nonetheless, volunteers are still needed for the event.