Autumn 2020 SEMPRE Conference to be hosted at Leeds

The School of Music is delighted to be hosting the Autumn 2020 Society for Education, Music and Psychology Research Conference.

The conference, taking place 10th -11th September, will cover: The Role of Music Psychology Research in a Complex World: Implications, Applications and Debates.

The event will will include an invited talk from Professor David Hargreaves (Roehampton University) as well as paper and poster presentations, and career development activities for postgraduate researchers.

The study of the musical mind and its associated behaviours has become increasingly socially conscious, with more emphasis on applications and values, and calls to reflect on music(king)’s capacity to afford (inter)subjectivity and empathy; to engage with music’s global diversity, and to encourage interdisciplinarity communality.

Recent years have seen rapid societal and cultural change, which has impacted on priorities for the environment, education, community, wellbeing, politics, and social justice, as well as mounting concern about the rise of intolerance in an increasingly polarised society.

This SEMPRE conference aims to bring together researchers to (re)consider music psychology (in the broadest sense of the term) in light of current social, cultural, and environmental challenges, and seeks to foster discussion and debate about the role that music psychology might play in addressing them.

Further information, including the Call for Proposals, can be found here.

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