Global Research Studies Posted March 1, 2011 Share Posted March 1, 2011 (edited) 1st Global Conference on Music and Mental Health August 5-7, 2011, St. Louis, MO – Washington University’s Charles F. Knight Center www.globalresearchstudies.com Abstract Deadline: March 15, 2011. "Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness." Maya Angelou - Gather Together in My Name It has been said that music is what feelings sound like. Music is powerful and yet soothing; it brings joy to the masses and provokes emotion. It is the goal of Global Research Studies to explore the realm of music and its effects upon society, world cultures, emotion and feelings from an interdisciplinary / multidisciplinary perspective. We wish to delve further into the study of music and lyrics upon youth and the changing feelings of people as they age in relation to their music choices. Can music start a revolution? Music, both instrumental and lyrical, can change lives. We cordially invite you and any of your staff / colleagues to take part in this study of music and its effects upon the world. Please share this call for papers with your staff. Research Areas of Exploration Global Research Studies wishes to explore the following themes in relation to Music and Culture: Volume and emotionGender Qualities of MusicThe Power of MusicGenres and Cultural EffectsPolitical discourse and musicSound / hearing studiesMusic and FashionHeavy Metal and CultureMusic's Effects on MoodLyrical StudiesLiterary Studies of MusicMedia and Social Networking PromotionHopes / Dreams of Young MusiciansMental Health and MusicMusic and Suicidal RelationshipsThese areas are the basic areas that we are seeking to conduct research, but will consider other areas of exploration for this or additional research groups for the future. To begin research in any of these areas, submit your 200-400 word abstract to firstname.lastname@example.org. Submission of your abstract shows intent to attend the upcoming conference where you will share your ideas about this study with others that too are conducting related studies in the areas mentioned above. Once your abstract is received, reviewed and accepted, you will be sent a formal invitation to participate in the upcoming conference. More details concerning the venue will be available soon including accomodations and room availability on sight. Conference fees are $365 USD and includes coffee/tea breaks, lunch on days 1 & 2 of the conference, a wine reception on the first evening of the conference. Also, an electronic publication (ebook) will result from the conference proceedings and all attending delegates are eligible for a hard copy publication that may result from those proceedings as well. Each delegate will receive on complimentary copy of any hard copy proceedings and disounts on subsequent copies of the same. Airfaire and hotel accomodations are the responsibility of the delegates. Conference chairpeople and leaders will receive discounted conference fees. Please see the Volunteerism page on our site for more information as well as the Gen Conf Info page. Steps to the Conference: 1. Submit an abstract of 200-400 words by the deadline: March 15, 2011. 2. After receipt of your acceptance letter, use the booking form on our site to book your attendance. Booking deadline: March 31, 2011. 3. You will be invoiced once we receive your booking form. All delegates must pay to attend. Invoices are Net 15. 4. Submit your conference draft paper by July 15, 2011. 5. Attend the conference on August 5-7, 2011. All delegates that have made payment will receive a packet via postal mail that includes conference ticket, area attractions information, local transportation information and a conference program. We look forward to a vast dialogue. Please share this information with friends, coworkers and colleages so that they too may be a part of this unique and exciting opportunity. Want reduced fees? Submit your abstract by March 15, 2011 and receive $100 off of your conference fees. When submitting your abstract, please include the following discount registration code: GCDIS0301. This entitles you to a discounted fee of $265 for this conference, but we must receive your abstract no later than noon on March 15, 2011 - CST. You do not need to make payment at the time you submit your abstract. You will receive an invoice for your conference fees. Thank you. Edited March 1, 2011 by Global Research Studies Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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