Sounding out the past


  • Paul Long Monash University
  • Nicholas Gebhardt Birmingham City University



Popular Music Studies, history

Author Biographies

Paul Long, Monash University

Paul Long is Professor in Creative and Cultural Industries, Communications and Media Studies at Monash University.He has written extensively on popular music history heritage and archives in which a core theme of cultural justice informs much of this work. With Phil Jones and Beth Perry, he has recently published Cultural Intermediaries Connecting Communities: Revisiting Approaches to Cultural Engagement (Policy Press, 2019).

Nicholas Gebhardt, Birmingham City University

Nicholas Gebhardt is Professor of Popular Music and Jazz Studies and Director of the Birmingham Centre for Media and Cultural Research.


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How to Cite

Long, P., & Gebhardt, N. (2020). Introduction: Sounding out the past. Popular Music History, 12(3), 253–255.