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Conference on Music and Consciousness: Oct 14th deadline reminder


Conference on Music and Consciousness: deadline for submissions October 14th

Music and Consciousness
24-26 February 2006, University of Sheffield, UK

A conference jointly organised by The University of Sheffield Department
of Music and The University of Newcastle's International Centre for Music

Sponsored by the Society for Music Analysis (SMA) and the European Society
for the Cognitive Sciences of Music (ESCOM).

Call for papers

The last 10 years or so have seen the emergence of consciousness studies
as a multi-disciplinary field of inquiry, partly driven by rapid
developments in the neurosciences, but also stimulated by renewed interest
within philosophy and the arts and humanities more generally. There is a
long history of thought about the relationship between music and
consciousness, and this conference is intended as a forum to bring
together the diverse fields within which that thinking has gone on. The
aim of the conference is therefore to approach the subject in as broad and
inclusive a manner as possible, to provide an opportunity to discover
different ways in which the relationship has been theorised and described,
and to propose some of the ways in which future research and practice
might develop. The conference will consist entirely of plenary sessions so
as to enable the most inclusive and wide-ranging participation, and
significant amounts of time will be allocated for discussion.

Given overlapping terminology and different intellectual traditions,
proposals are invited for papers addressing any aspects of music and
consciousness, music and subjectivity, music and altered states, music and
subjective experience, and the historical and cultural mediations of
thinking about music and consciousness.

Abstracts for papers of 30 minutes duration should be sent by email to
e.f.Clarke@xxxxxxxxxx or d.i.Clarke@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, bearing in mind the
following guidelines:

- abstract of not more than 200 words
- include your institutional affiliation and provide clear contact details

You will be notified of the outcome by 11 November 2005.

Conference directors:
David Clarke (University of Newcastle, UK)
Eric Clarke (University of Sheffield, UK)

Professor Eric Clarke,
Deputy Director of Research,
Arts and Humanities Division,
Head of Department,
Music Department,
University of Sheffield,
38 Taptonville Road,
Sheffield S10 5BR, UK

Tel.:   +44 (0) 114 222 0472
Fax:    +44 (0) 114 222 0469