Connecting and Diversifying Music Cognition Research

The workshop(s) for this project will take place in Azerbaijan, Columbia, India, Mexico and South Africa.
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Researchers and music from the ‘Global South’ are under-represented in the discipline of music cognition. The field has been shaped by the study of Western art music, and comparative approaches authored by scholars from Europe, North America, Australia, and Japan. There is expertise and demand for music cognition research skills in developing countries, as exemplified by the workshop partners from Azerbaijan, Colombia, India, Mexico, and South Africa. The workshops will build music cognition research capacity relevant to United Nations Sustainable Development Goals through an inclusive, collaborative workshop programme for early career researchers in ODA countries. The workshop will maximise opportunities by integrating with the 2021 ICMPC16-ESCOM11 conference on Connectivity and Diversity in Music Cognition and will contribute to the larger disciplinary need to diversify knowledge production.

Workshop Team: Professor Nicola Dibben, University of Sheffield; Professor Albi Odendaal, North-West University; Professor Renee Timmers, University of Sheffield; Dr Mark Doffman, University of Sheffield

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