Conferences, Symposiums, Workshops     view all upcoming

  • ICMPC Seoul, August 4 - 8, 2014, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea. Deadline for submissions: January 15, 2014 See website

  • 9th Conference on Interdisciplinary Musicology

Technology is the theme of CIM14, which will be held from 04 to 06 December 2014 at Staatliches Institut für Musikforschung (National Institute for Music Research), in Berlin, Germany.

Technology is omnipresent in our lives and it plays an important role in contemporary social development, particularly in the so-called Westernised world. The role of technology in our daily life is even more so remarkable with the increasing ubiquity of technology, especially computing technology, in various activities of our contemporary society, music being a notable example. Yet, there is no single universally accepted definition of "technology".

CIM14 will be aimed at all discourses on the interplay between technology and music, including collaborations between sciences and humanities, interactions between academic research and musical practice, and interdisciplinary combinations that are innovative, unusual, and creative. Abstract submission deadline: 01 July 2014. For further details please click here  

  • Open Repositories 2014 Call for Proposals

    As the year turns it's time to look forward to the Ninth International Conference on Open Repositories, OR2014 (#or2014). The conference will take place June 9-13 in Helsinki, Finland hosted by University of Helsinki's twin libraries: Helsinki University Library and the National Library of Finland.
    The theme this year is "Towards Repository Ecosystems" emphasizing the interconnected nature of repositories, institutions, technologies, data and the people who make it all work together. There are several different formats (see below) provided to encourage your participation in this year's conference. Review the call for proposals here and submit your proposal here. Deadline for proposals is February 3, 2014

  • Mapping Culture: Communities, Sites and Stories

    International Conference on "Mapping Culture: Communities, Sites and Stories," May 28-30, 2014 in Coimbra, Portugal, organized by Nancy Duxbury, PhD, Senior Researcher, Co-coordinator, Cities, Culture, and Architecture Research Group, Centro de Estudos Sociais (CES) | Centre for Social Studies, State Associate Laboratory, University of Coimbra, Deadline for Proposals: 14 February 2014   MappingCulture2014_CFP.pdf



For more information, please see the video or contact: Thérèse De Groote, Senior Policy Advisor, SSHRC,


2014 will see a plethora of relevant bi- or tri-annual international meetings (ICMPC, ISME, Music and Neuromusic V, International Association of Music and Medicine),  as well as annually held meetings (MIMM Neuromusic, Congress, CAMT, CPA, CSBBCS, OR and more). Members of AIRS are encouraged to take these opportunities to disseminate their work. Deadlines are as early as October 15th.


  • Ludke, K. M., Ferreira, F., & Overy, K. (2013). Singing can facilitate foreign language learningMemory & Cognition, 2013 .

    This study presents the first experimental evidence that singing can facilitate short-term paired-associate phrase learning in an unfamiliar language (Hungarian). Sixty adult participants were randomly assigned to one of three “listen-and-repeat” learning conditions: speaking, rhythmic speaking, or singing. Participants in the singing condition showed superior overall performance on a collection of Hungarian language tests after a 15-min learning period, as compared with participants in the speaking and rhythmic speaking conditions. This superior performance was statistically significant (p < .05) for the two tests that required participants to recall and produce spoken Hungarian phrases. The differences in performance were not explained by potentially influencing factors such as age, gender, mood, phonological working memory ability, or musical ability and training. These results suggest that a “listen-and-sing” learning method can facilitate verbatim memory for spoken foreign language phrases.



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