Call for papers: SIMM-POSIUM


Fourth Research Symposium on the Social Impact of Making Music

Bogotá, 26 & 27 July 2019

> Cátedra UNESCO en Arts Education and Culture of Peace-Fundación

  Universitaria Juan N. Corpas
> Instituto de Paz IPAZUD Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas
> Psicmuse Asociación Colombiana de Psicología de la Música

The Fourth SIMM-posium will bring together researchers, practitioners interested in research, and policymakers concerned with social welfare, to build and strengthen a network of professionals wishing to deepen rigorous and evidence-based understanding of how active participatory music making may be used to bring social benefits to groups of individuals in diverse contexts and situations. Of particular interest is research on the role of music in social transformation to promote critical thinking from such perspectives  as education, peace-building, interculturality and citizenship that are crucial matters for Latin-American countries.

Topics may include:
> Peace building and post-conflict
> Coexistence and citizenship
> Large ensembles (orchestras / bands)
> Music education: Intercultural perspectives on urban and rural contexts
> Perspectives from the Global South
> Music, the arts and cultural practices

Presentations will be 15-minute long. The conference language is mainly Spanish, but English presentations will be accepted. Registration fee for the entire event (including coffee breaks, and two lunches) will be € 70. Abstract submissions or applications for participation should be emailed to Jan Leysen (, no later than 1 March 2019. For more  details on submissions, please click here for the official Call for Papers: SIMM call Bogota – English

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