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CIM10 call for papers [extended deadline]

CIM10 Nature versus Culture, 21st - 24th July 2010, University of  Sheffield, UK

CALL FOR PAPERS [extended deadline]

The Conferences on Interdisciplinary Musicology promote collaborations between sciences and humanities, between theory and practice, as well as interdisciplinary combinations that are new, unusual, creative, or otherwise especially promising. CIM10 will focus on the relationship between nature and culture in musical behaviour, thinking and sound.

With the influence of evolutionary theory, and the interpenetration of the approaches and methods of the sciences and arts, researchers from many different fields have become interested in how culture and biology shape musical phenomena. To what extent is the music that gets made (its materials and structure) a direct product of physical and biological properties? How is the experience of music governed by biological mechanisms and cultural processes?

The conference aims to bring together representatives of the arts and humanities, the sciences, and musical practice who are involved in research on culture and nature in music. Researchers from all relevant disciplines are invited to contribute theoretical, empirical and computational studies. 

The following topic areas illustrate the scope of the conference theme:
x Music’s evolutionary origins
x Cross-cultural comparison of musical phenomena
x Linguistic influences on music cognition
x How culture and biology shape the phenomenal experience of musical expectation
x Biological and cultural influences on the experience of emotions with music
x Relationship between emotional experience with music and emotions in daily life
x Development of musical skills
x Musical universals and musical specializations
x Cognitive and physical constraints shaping musical materials and compositional practices

Submissions are encouraged that are related to these sub-areas or the general theme of nature versus culture. The project should involve a collaboration between at least two authors representing different disciplines.

See website for submission details. 

Extended deadline: 21st of October 2009
E-mail submissions to: cim10@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Further information from: www.sheffield.ac.uk/cim10/

CIM10 is directed by:
Dr Nicola Dibben, and Dr Renee Timmers, Department of Music,  
University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK

CIM10 is presented in collaboration with the International Musicological Society (ISM), European Society for  Cognitive Sciences of Music (ESCOM), the European Seminar in Ethnomusicology (ESEM), and the Society for Education, Psychology and Music Research (SEMPRE).

Dr. Renee Timmers
Lecturer in Psychology of Music

Department of Music, University of Sheffield
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