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CALL FOR PAPERS - 'BEYOND WORDS' INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 2017

'Beyond Words'  international conference launching the final report of the research project between Plymouth Music Zone and Plymouth University Institute of Education is scheduled to take place on 14th and 15th March 2017. Academics from across all disciplines, arts practitioners/organisations, community organisations and representatives from Education, Health and Social Work are all encouraged to take part.  The deadline for submission is 1 December 2016 and decisions will be made by 20 December 2016.

An international conference launching the final report of the 'Beyond Words' research project between Plymouth Music Zone and Plymouth University Institute of Education is scheduled to take place in March 2017.  The project is one of only eight national projects funded by the Arts Council England Research Grants programme in 2015.

Beyond Words focuses on how communication happens beyond words, how the arts use the unspoken and how those who face problems communicating with words (such as those with dementia, stroke, autism and learning difficulties) are valued and included across communities.  

Speakers include:

Lemn Sissay MBE, Poet and Writer 
Norma Daykin, Professor of Arts in Health, UWE and University of Winchester
Carol Taylor, Co-editor Posthuman Research Practices in Education.
Academics from across all disciplines, arts practitioners/organisations, community organisations and representatives from Education, Health and Social Work are all encouraged to take part.

Contributions are invited in the form of academic papers, symposia, workshops or performances.

The conference is organised under the following strands:

Music and other arts
Posthumanism
Equality and inclusion
Creativity and wellbeing
Caring
Other.

Abstracts should include title, email address, chosen strand and up to 100 words describing your paper, workshop or performance. Send to ihc@plymouth.ac.uk.  The deadline for submission is 1 December 2016 and decisions will be made by 20 December 2016.

The conference costs £50 to attend (including registration, lunches and refreshments). Free places have been reserved for voluntary sector organisations and students on a first come first served basis. To book a place on this event, please visit the University eStore.

The conference is supported by Arts Council England and the Institute for Health and Community.

Click here for Plymouth University 'Call for Papers'

Click here forPMZ's news article of flagship grant awarded 2015