Music, Medicine and Emotions

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Please see below for details of ‘Music, Medicine and Emotions’, an interdisciplinary symposium taking place next month at Queen Mary.

Music, Medicine and Emotions

Friday 27th May, 2016

11.00-18.00, 2.17, Arts Two Building, Mile End Campus, QMUL

Andrea Korenjak (Austrian Academy of Sciences), Marie Louise Herzfeld-Schild (University of Cologne), Helen Stark (Queen Mary University of London) and the Centre for the History of the Emotions (Queen Mary University of London) warmly invite you to ‘Music, Medicine and Emotions’ at QMUL Mile End campus on 27 May 2016. This symposium aims to bring together researchers working at the intersection of music, medicine and emotional well-being and features papers from Thomas Dixon, Morag GrantPenelope Gouk, Marie Louise Herzfeld-SchildPeregrine HordenJames Kennaway, Andrea Korenjak, Una McIlvennaWiebke Thormahlen and David Trippett. It will conclude with a wine reception and musical workshop (details and full programme available here).

Register on the QMUL E-Shop – £25 waged and £15 unwaged/students/concessions. Registration closes 22nd May 2016.

The Queen Mary Centre for the History of the Emotions, launched in November 2008, is the first research centre in the UK dedicated to the history of the emotions. One of its key objectives is to provide a focus for interactions between social and cultural historians of the emotions on the one hand, and historians of science and medicine on the other. It also seeks to contribute both to policy debates and to popular understandings of all aspects of the history of emotions.

The Mile End campus of Queen Mary is located in East London, less than five minutes walk from Mile End tube station which is on the Central, Hammersmith and City and District lines. When you arrive at Queen Mary, from Mile End enter through the East Gate (the road is Westfield Way), turn left, walk past the cemetery and Arts Two is on the left hand side. On this campus map Arts Two is building 35 and coloured purple.

This event is a cooperation between the Centre for the History of the Emotions and the project ‘Music, Medicine, and Psychiatry in Vienna (c. 1780-1850)’, Institute for the History of Art and Musicology, Austrian Academy of Sciences, sponsored by the Austrian Science Fund [P 27287].