It’s not too late to apply! The deadline for the Music, Ageing, Technology Symposium at the University of Eastern Finland has been extended to February 29th, 2016.
In May 2016, the University of Eastern Finland, the Finnish Society for Ethnosicology, and Concordia’s Ageing, Communication, Technologies project (ACT), will bring together researchers from music studies and various other disciplines in order to discuss music in relation to ageing and technology. The Music, Ageing, Technology Symposium will be held in the Joensuu campus of the University of Eastern Finland, from May 11th to 13th, 2016.
Participants of the symposium will look at all genres of music and ageing, often in the context of modern communication technology. The symposium hopes to offer multilayered and critical perspectives on the crosscuttings of digital technologies and ageing in relation to music studies and to explore how these approaches relate to other research traditions. The theme is closely linked to the University of Eastern Finland’s current research orientations surrounding human sciences and technology.
Possible topics for proposals include, but are not limited to, the following themes:
· Music, musicians, and everyday ageing
· Theoretical and methodological ear points on research into music, ageing, technology
· Music genres and ageing
· Perspectives on historical research on ageing and music
· Sounds of generations and musical heritage
· Music, soundscape, memory
· Age, technology and music education
· Well-being, age, and music
· Other themes from all fields of music research
Organisers invite potential participants to submit proposals for oral presentations (maximum length 20 minutes), panel sessions, and poster presentations. Proposals can be strictly or indirectly related to the theme of the symposium. It is also possible to propose presentations that are entirely outside the theme. Presentations can be given in Finnish, Swedish or English.
Abstracts for the symposium should be submitted by February 29, 2016 using the online submission system. All accepted abstracts will be announced on March 21, 2016.
The online submission system and the web page of the symposium can be found at http://joensuusymposium2016.blogspot.fi/