CFP: Embodied Music Cognition

Deadline: 1st June 2013

Conference: 22nd – 23rd July 2013


Description: The purpose of this conference is to stake out the possibilities of a distinct research field for embodied music cognition. Over the past few decades, developments in cognitive science – especially the 4E paradigms of understanding cognition as an embodied, enactive, extended, and embedded process – have slowly but surely reshaped our understanding of the relationship between the brain, body, and world. While these movements have developed concurrently with experimental and theoretical work on “embodied” human activities, such as various forms of artistic practices and sensorimotor tasks, they must also be understood in a broader context. For instance, important historical and contemporary roots of embodiment research include philosophical traditions such as phenomenology and pragmatism, psychological traditions such as psychoanalysis and ecological psychology, and a move away from “music in itself” towards the conditions in which we listen to music in musicological studies.

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Call for papers: We are now accepting submissions for both paper and poster presentations. Papers will consist of a 20-25 minute presentation followed by a 10 minute discussion period. Posters will be displayed and browsing times scheduled after final selections have been made.  All submissions should be prepared for blind review in either PDF or Word form and sent to with the subject title “Embodied Music Conference Submission” along with the following:

  1. A cover letter containing:
    1. the author’s name and status(student, postdoctoral researcher, etc.)
    2. institutional affiliation
    3. contact information
    4. title of submission
    5. Specify if submission format is a poster or paper
  2. Selection shall be based on submission of an abstract, between 500-750 words for papers and 250-350 words for posters.

The submission deadline is June 1st.  

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