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SEMPRE Autumn 2020 Conference

Wednesday 9 - Friday 11 September, 2020

The role of music psychology research in a complex world: Implications, applications and debates.

Invited speaker: Prof. Alexandra Lamont (Keele University)

The study of the musical mind 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.

The conference will take place online from 1pm (UK time) on Wednesday 9 September until 6.15pm (UK time) on Friday 11 September and is free to attend, but registration is essential. Please visit the conference website to view the draft programme and book your place.