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Musics, selves and societies: the roles of music in effecting change
A Workshop at the Faculty of Music, University of Cambridge, 25-26 June 2018
CALL FOR POSTERS
This workshop brings together researchers and practitioners to explore theory, research and evidence on whether, and how, music can effect individual and social change. It will consider the following three questions:
1. Can music effect individual and/or social change, and what evidence is there pro or contra?
2. What types of beneficial changes can it generate and how durable are those changes?
3. How can we harness music's powers for change?
Over the two days of the workshop, there will be panel presentations and intensive discussions involving a wide range of world-leading practitioners and researchers centring on music's effects and roles in the domains of education, therapy and social action, concluding with a session on how public policy should and might be developed in the light of the evidence and preceding discussions.
A limited number of additional places is available for those wishing to present a poster and for those wishing to attend; to register for the workshop, go to the conference website below (priority will be given to poster presenters). Submissions for posters in the areas of music or arts therapy/ education/ psychology as well as arts and policy making are encouraged; abstracts (of up to 350 words) should be submitted by April 27, 2018 to Rebecca Whiteman at [log in to unmask] If your poster is accepted for inclusion and you are a student or unwaged, you may be eligible for a SEMPRE conference award (see below).
For more information and to register for the Workshop go to the conference website at:
Registration cost: £75 GBP two-day/£40 GBP single-day (includes lunch and coffee breaks each day); £33 for Workshop dinner (optional)
For further information, contact Rebecca Whiteman at [log in to unmask]
Application Procedure. Applicants for a SEMPRE conference award should submit poster proposals (including title and abstract) by 27 April, and also include the following information:
(a) status (student/unwaged/waged)
(c) country of current residence
(c) the amount of funding sought
(d) why other sources of funding are not available
(e) how participation in the "Musics, selves and societies: the roles of music in effecting change" Workshop will assist them in their future research.
Expected Date of Notification. Travel award applicants will be informed as to their status by May 18, 2018.