From May 22 to 24, 2021, the Institute for Bob Dylan Studies at the University of Tulsa will host Dylan@80, a virtual symposium that will both celebrate and critically examine the man’s extraordinary eight decades. Built around seventeen different sessions, the event will feature scholars, journalists, archivists, and musicians who will explore all aspects of Dylan’s life, work, and legacy. Thanks to the support of our donors, access to the entire event will be available for a flat rate of $30.
A complete schedule and registration page will be released in the next two weeks here on our website. In the meantime, we are delighted to announce that Clinton Heylin will anchor one of our keynote sessions and discuss his forthcoming three-volume biography, The Double Life of Bob Dylan. Meticulously researched and based on his careful work in the vast Bob Dylan Archive®, this talk will provide a fundamentally new story about the singer-songwriter’s endlessly inventive life.
Heylin is one of the world’s leading authorities on Dylan and the author of numerous books including Dylan Behind the Shades and a complete history of 610 original Dylan songs in Revolution in the Air and Still on the Road. The event will feature a lecture focused on his discoveries in the archive and an interview with the Dylan Institute’s director followed by a virtual Q&A session open to all participants.