Submissions for a poster session are now welcome for CRBLM Inaugural Symposium on Language and Music
Friday, May 3rd and Saturday, May 4th 2013: Montréal, Canada
Language and music are arguably the most significant social and neurobiological endowments of humankind. At the Centre for Research on Brain, Language and Music (CRBLM) they are the framework through which our members address questions in human development, cognition, performance, function and dysfunction. They are also fruitful areas for cross-domain comparison. Music and language share many features such as a complex sound-pattern system, temporal structures, melody and intonation as well as sequencing and syntax. Conversely, differences in the domains illustrate what is unique about each.
Please join us at our inaugural symposium in which we will explore these issues with local, national and international experts, with a focus this year on development.
Confirmed speakers for the symposium include: · Nina Kraus (Northwestern University) · Jenny Saffran (University of Wisconsin-Madison) · Laurel Trainor (McMaster University) · David Poeppel (New York University) · Ani Patel (Tufts University) · Linda Polka (McGill University) · Sandra Trehub (University of Toronto and University of Montreal) · Fred Genessee (McGill University) · Lucie Ménard (University of Quebec at Montreal)
The symposium will also feature a round-table discussion on sensitive periods chaired by Virginia Penhune (Concordia University) and including: Etienne de Villers-Sidani (McGill University), Denise Klein (McGill University), Laurel Trainor (McMaster University) and Jenny Saffran (University of Wisconsin-Madison).
Call for Posters
Submissions for a poster session are now welcome and student presenters will be eligible for a $250 prize for best conference poster (student must be first author). To submit your abstract, please send, in a Word document, the following information:
· Your name, affiliation and contact information (email address). Please include the names of your supervisor(s) if applicable, your research center affiliation(s) and university affiliation.
· Names of all contributors on your poster
· A maximum 250 word abstract
Forward your proposals by March 1, 2013 to email@example.com
Poster abstract due date: March 1, 2013: Decision date: March 15, 2013
Registration to the symposium is mandatory. Registration will open mid-February on CRBLM website. For further information, please email us at : firstname.lastname@example.org www.crblm.ca
Applications are now closed
Will be held in Jyväskylä, Finland, June 11-15, 2013. The conference is organised by the Department of Music of the University of Jyväskylä and the Finnish Centre of Excellence in Interdisciplinary Music Research, in association with SEMPRE.
This conference will bring together leading researchers, performers, teachers, and practitioners from different areas related to music and emotion. A series of invited keynote addresses and peer-reviewed proposals will explore the ways in which emotion is encoded and mediated through musical sounds and structures, and investigate how musical emotion is conceptualised, modelled and measured.
The aim of this conference is to promote a dialogue between individuals and groups working in disparate fields related to music and emotion in order to more effectively share concepts, definitions, and methodologies, as well as technical and practical knowledge across disciplinary boundaries. Submissions are invited that report empirical and theoretical research that contributes to a better understanding of any aspect of music and emotion.
The conference website will be updated regularly over the coming months, so please check back for up-to-date information concerning keynote speakers, abstract submission, social programme, and more!
The Mansion House, London – 28/29 June 2013
Full programme and online booking: http://www.themusicalbrain.
Throughout recorded history music has accompanied soldiers marching to war, but it has also mourned their loss and attempted to help survivors come to terms with the devastation that ensues.
The Musical Brain makes its debut at the Mansion House with its fourth annual conference. Worlds in Collisionis a two-day exploration of the application and response of music to the trauma of conflict. Held in partnership with the City of London Festival, this event poses a number of important questions:
- What is the relationship between art and war?
- How are emotional experiences reflected in music and poetry?
- Is human creativity itself therapeutic?
The conference brings together musicians, music therapists, arts practitioners, psychologists, psychiatrists, neuroscientists, philosophers, historians and soldiers to examine these important and timely questions, falling naturally into two inter-related parts, over two days:
Friday 28 June - The Application of Music to the Trauma of War considers Music Therapy and its use in the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other disorders as a result of conflict. The day will also address the potential application of music in the rehabilitation of returning troops from the current theatres of war in Iraq and Afghanistan, with their attendant PTSD problems.
Saturday 29 June - The Response of Music to the Experience of War examines music and creativity from the other direction, through artistic works that have been influenced by the pity of war, before concluding with a concert by The Royal Artillery Band and Adrian Thompson, tenor, in the Mansion House’s glorious Egyptian Hall (this event is also open to the general public).
STAGETEXT will be providing live subtitles for deaf, deafened and hard of hearing delegates, as they did so successfully at our 2012 conference, The Beethoven Question.
Tickets: Two-day £160 (£75 student), single-day £95 (£40 student) Limited availability.
The Summer School on Musical Understanding: Philosophical, Psychological, and Neuroscientific approaches
A summer school held 8-11 July, 2013 at the Music Mind Machine research center, at the University of Sheffield. It will address a number of questions through presentations, discussions, reading groups, and analysis of empirical work conducted before and during the summer school. The aim of the school is to provide an opportunity to engage with cutting edge research, interact with leading academics, and take an active role in debate, research design, analysis and presentation.
Confirmed speakers are Corrado Sinigaglia (University of Milan); Katie Overy (University of Edinburgh); Tuomas Eerola (University of Jyväskylä); Nikki Dibben and Renee Timmers (University of Sheffield).
The Summer school will focus on:
1) Interdisciplinary approach to musical understanding
2) Mirror neurons and the enactive aspects of musicality
3) Emotional feedback in musical experience
What phenomenological experiences are connected to musical engagement and understanding? What is the role of the bodily motor knowledge in the sense-giving process of musical comprehension? What faculties underlie musical understanding and how are these reflected in neuroscientific and psychological findings?
The summer school will investigate musical understanding from philosophical, psychological and neuroscientific perspectives and will address the raised questions through presentations, discussions, reading groups, and analysis of empirical work conducted before and during the summer school. The aim of the school is to provide an opportunity to engage with cutting edge research, interact with leading academics and participate actively in debate, research design, analysis and presentation.
Open to graduate students with a clear interest and some prior experience with psychology of music. We would be most grateful if you could circulate this email among your colleagues and students.Please have a look at the official Summer School’s webpage for further information
Embodied Music Cognition Conference (EMuCog): An Interdisciplinary Perspective
Location: University of Edinburgh
Date: July 22-23, 2013
Tom Cochrane (Philosophy, Sheffield University)
Marc Leman (Musicology, University of Ghent)
Nikki Moran (Music, University of Edinburgh)
Rebecca Schaefer (Music, University of Edinburgh)
Over the past few decades, developments in the field of cognitive science have slowly but surely reshaped our understanding of the relationship between the brain, body, and world. Furthermore, these movements have developed concurrently with experimental and theoretical work on “embodied” human activities, such as various forms of artistic practices and sensorimotor tasks. The purpose of this conference is therefore to explore the current state of the field relating to music and music cognition, as well as critically examine contemporary questions and problems elicited by such research.
Following Pearce and Rohrmeier’s (2012) recent overview of music cognition, we are interested in continuing to expand the dialogue into questions such as “Why should music be of interest to cognitive scientists?”, “What role does it play in human cognition?” and “Can [the cognitive scientific study of music] generate real insights into the functioning of the mind?” Moreover, following from the fact that cognitive science has an inherently interdisciplinary approach – drawing from areas as diverse as cognitive psychology, developmental biology, philosophy, theoretical linguistics, and robotics, among others – we believe such a dialogue must take place between specialists from a multiplicity of academic disciplines.
CALL FOR PAPERSWe are now accepting submissions for both paper and poster presentations. Papers will consist of a 20-25 minute presentation followed by a 10 minute discussion period. Posters will be displayed and browsing times scheduled after final selections have been made. All submissions should be prepared for blind review in either PDF or Word form and sent to EMuCogSubmissions@gmail.com with the subject title “Embodied Music Conference Submission”. Please include a cover sheet with the following: name, status (student, postdoctoral researcher, etc.), contact details, and title of submission. Preferred format of the submission should also be specified (poster/paper). Papers should include a separate long abstract of approximately 500-750 words while posters should include a separate 250-350 word abstract for the selection process. Please also include the title of the paper with the abstract. The submission deadline is June 1st and notifications of acceptance shall be sent out by June 14th.
For general information, please refer to the conference website at this location (registration information shall be available soon). Any other inquiries about the submission process should be sent to EMuCogSubmissions@gmail.com and any remaining questions about the conference, travel, or other issues should be sent to K.J.Ryan@sms.ed.ac.uk
Embodied Music Cognition Conference (EMuCog):
An Interdisciplinary Perspective
Call for papers – Music and Voice: Expression, Perception and Induction of Emotion
The Swiss Center for Affective Sciences invites submissions on the theme of “Music and Voice: Expression, Perception and Induction of Emotion” for a special issue to be published in May 2014 (online first publication with citable DOI upon acceptance) in the Journal of Interdisciplinary Music Studies (JIMS).
Rather than focusing on a particular discipline, the goal of this volume is to bring together relevant multi- and trans-disciplinary insights focused on the expression and perception of emotion in Music and Voice, as well as on the processes and mechanisms that facilitate emotional induction. We particularly encourage transdisciplinary submissions that promote an integrated study of Music and Voice.
Scholars conducting relevant research are encouraged to submit a full research paper by the 1st of August 2013. More information about this special issue and a detailed call for papers can be found at http://www.affective-sciences.org/mve .
Best regards, Eduardo Coutinho, Music Focus, Swiss Center for Affective Sciences University of Geneva, Switzerland http://www.affective-sciences.org/
Society for Music Perception & Cognition (August 8-11, 2013; Toronto, Ontario, Canada).
The biennial meeting of the Society for Music Perception and Cognition will be held at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada.
CALL FOR PAPERS:
Abstracts for presentations should be no longer than 300 words and should describe the motivation, methodology, results, and implications to the degree that this information is available at the time of submission. Empirical contributions should refer to the stimuli/corpus, methodology, and data collected. Theoretical contributions are also welcome, provided that the connection to music perception and cognition is underscored through discussion of aims, methods, and/or results. Abstracts for proposed symposia are welcome and should include individual abstracts as well as a brief description of the theme.
Submission details and additional conference information are available on the conference website: www.ryerson.ca/smpc2013
Program Committee: Tonya Bergeson (Indiana University School of Medicine) John Iversen (The Neurosciences Institute) Scott Lipscomb (University of Minnesota School of Music) Lisa Margulis (University of Arkansas Department of Music) Frank Russo (Ryerson University Department of Psychology)* Michael Schutz (McMaster Institute for Music and the Mind)** Leigh VanHandel (Michigan State University College of Music): * Conference Chair ** Program Chair
International Symposium on Performance Science (ISPS) (August 28-31, 2013; Vienna, Austria)
Submissions are now closed
The ISPS 2013 theme, Performing Together, is intended to encourage discussion and debate on collaborative performing activities of all types and between various constituents. Specific research topics, fields of study, and methodological approaches have been left open intentionally to encourage interdisciplinary exchange. Submissions detailing original research are invited from across the performing arts and other performance disciplines, as well as the natural, social, and applied sciences.
The Keynote Speakers are: Tecumseh Fitch (University of Vienna, Austria), Peter Keller (University of Western Sydney, Australia), Emma Redding (Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, UK), and Alan Wing (University of Birmingham, UK).
For further information about the venue, submissions, graduate award, and registration, visit the conference website:www.performancescience.org.
NEXT NEUROMUSIC CONFERENCE: PAVIA, 20-22 September 2013
EBRAMUS – Europe, BRAin and MUSic Network
NEW PERSPECTIVES FOR STIMULATING COGNITIVE AND SENSORY PROCESSES
Final conference of an Initial Training Network Marie Curie of the 7th Framework programme of the European Union
Rehabilitation of auditory functions and language deficits, benefits of music for more general cognitive functions (learning, memory), timing behaviour and the use of music in motor rehabilitation
PROGRAM PREVIEW: sessions on Memory, Language, Movement
Keynote lectures, poster sessions, workshop and demonstrations
APPLICATIONS: 52 selected participants will be admitted to the conference with free registration. In addition, up to 30 participants may attend the meeting with an enrolment fee of € 150. To participate in the selection, a letter including statement of interest and connection of activities with conference topics, and CV attached should be sent to email@example.com by June 15.
POSTER SUBMISSION: Posters will be selected on the basis of merit, interest to the research community and relevance to the following themes: Music and prosody in the rehabilitation of auditory processing and language disorders, Music in the rehabilitation of memory and learning, Music and motor rehabilitation.
The poster form will be available on www.fondazione-mariani.org from May 6.
ENROLMENTS: available at www.fondazione-mariani.org from June 3.
Rethinking Interdisciplinary Collaboration: Towards New Ethical Paradigms in Music and Health Research
Papers and poster presentations are sought that address the conference themes:
• What are the historical, philosophical and educational differences between research methodologies and disciplines and how do they impact on research ethics?
• What are the paradigmatic and methodological challenges that must be considered before true collaboration can occur (and what is the nature of ‘true’ collaboration)?
• What are the ethical dangers of allowing any one model of knowledge production to dominate another?
• Case studies show-casing instances where culturally appropriate research methodologies and/ or approaches were used to promote and investigate music, health and wellbeing
• Pedagogic or practice-based examples of the need for culturally appropriate approaches
• Cross-cultural, quantitative studies investigating the relationship between ‘culture’, music and the human organism.
Presentations should be limited to 20 minutes, allowing 10 minutes for questions.
Presenters should indicate:
(a) Title presentation; (b) Title (i.e. Mr, Ms, Miss, Dr, Prof); (c) Name; (d) Surname; (e) Institutional affiliation; (f) Contact email; (g) contact telephone number; (h) affiliation to SEMPRE or BFE if appropriate.
SEMPRE Conference: Music and Empathy
- University of Hull
- Date: 9 November 2013
- Abstract Submission Deadline: Friday 16 August 2013
- Call for papers
This one-day SEMPRE conference hosted by the University of Hull will include invited presentations, a specialist workshop and selected submissions from researchers on the theme of music and empathy. In recent years there has been a growing interest in empathy in the fields of a variety of contexts, including education and development, emotion, expressiveness, and performance. This conference seeks to draw together current research from a range of areas, and to encourage and stimulate discussion on research in music and empathy.
Contributions are welcome from researchers at all levels and are particularly encouraged from postgraduate students. Submissions should show how the topic relates to the conference theme. Accepted submissions will be broadly organised into themes and presentations will be chaired by leading researchers. Please send abstracts for spoken presentations (200 words) by email to Caroline Waddington (contact details below) by Friday 16 August 2013.
For further information, please contact:
- Caroline Waddington
- Department of Drama & Music
- University of Hull
- Hull, HU6 7RX
- United Kingdom
- Email: C.E.Waddington@2011.hull.ac.uk
Wednesday 27th – Saturday 30th November 2013 (Contact form)
Submission deadline: June 30th, 2013.
1. All abstracts must be submitted electronically using the online form on this website.
2. Please provide a title (maximum 150 characters), author names, author affiliations, and abstract (maximum 2000 characters), and presentation type preference.
3. The abstract should state the study’s objective(s), briefly describe the methods used, summarise the results obtained, and provide some conclusions.
4. Submissions are limited to one first-authored abstract per person, and the first author should be prepared to present the abstract as a poster or an oral presentation during the conference.
Early Bird Fee (before June 30th, 2013) (after June 30th, 2013)
Full Registration $250 $325
Student Registration $150 $200
Music & Brain
Music neuroscience is a rapidly maturing field, with recent research highlighting the plasticity of neural systems that underpin our ability to engage with music. Music neuroscience can offer insights into fundamental processes of human perception, communication, learning, memory, and emotion. This theme will explore how neuroscience can inform our understanding of music, and in turn, how music neuroscience can formulate a sophisticated account of the brain in relation to human social, cognitive, and emotional behaviours.
Music & Community
Can music have a substantial impact in the modern community? What are the social, cultural, and economic factors that would allow music programs to flourish in the communities that could most benefit from them? Participation in music appears to train the brain, enhance emotional resilience, and improve empathy and social connectedness. Yet the adult participation rate in music in Australia is just 3.5%. This theme will explore the conditions required to generate positive engagement in music and its benefits for our communities.
Music & Health
Music engagement has been consistently claimed to enhance both physical and psychological well-being. This theme questions the role of music in health in a variety of contexts, from personal use to formal health care settings. Continued investigation of the effects of both passive and active music participation on healthy ageing, the prevention and treatment of disease, and psychological well-being is needed. Diverse approaches to the topic from across disciplines, including music therapy, music medicine, psychology, and psychiatry, are invited.
Redefining Music Excellence
Musicians at all skill levels, from beginners to advanced musicians, acquire concepts of excellence that act as goals and incentives for their achievement. This theme will explore how individuals acquire concepts of excellence and then use these concepts to guide and motivate their engagement with music. An important question is whether classical definitions of excellence in music are helpful in promoting music engagement. The theme will also explore how skill acquisition, creativity, genetics, and many other factors may impact on music engagement and achievement.
If you hear of any conferences that may be interesting for music psychologists then please forward details to me: v.williamson- at- gold.ac.uk