The Global Arts and Psychology Seminar (GAPS) is about the arts and the people who create and appreciate them, from a scientific psychological perspective. “The arts” include auditory arts (music, sound design), visual arts (painting, architecture), literature, drama, film, opera, and the digital arts. This particular event will focus on music.

GAPS applies three intertwined visions about conferencing in the 21st century:
(1) To be environmentally responsible;
(2) To be socially inclusive; and
(3) To share knowledge with high academic quality and integrity.

The inaugural GAPS event will present current research by top postgraduate students at five hubs on four continents: Australia, Europe, North and South America. We will develop and test a new conference format that has the potential revolutionize academic conferences. The University of New South Wales, Sydney, will be acting as the Australian hub.

The Boston/Medford/Somerville Hub (Tufts University)

Registration for this Apr 28 event is free!

The Tufts Administration Building, at 169 Holland St. in Somerville, is a short walk from the Davis Square T Station on the Red Line, and it is on the 87 bus route. It is approximately 4 blocks walk from the center of Tufts University Medford Campus.

Main Session for Boston/Medford/Somerville Hub (morning Apr 28):

  • 9:30am begin
  • 10am-11am, Boston keynote: Emily Morgan (Tufts University)
  • 11am-11:30am, workshop
  • 11:30am-noon, morning break
  • noon-2pm, 4 talks at Boston hub (and livestream from other hubs)
  • 2pm closing

Second Session (afternoon Apr 28) has been scaled back and will be a low-key event, because we were able to accommodate all live talks for the Boston/Medford/Somerville hub in the earlier “Main Session” above:

  • 4:30pm begin
  • 5pm-7pm, livestreaming of 4 talks from other hubs
  • 7pm-7:30pm, break
  • 7:30pm-8:30pm, Sydney keynote: Sandra Garrido (Western Sydney University)

Please feel free to contact us with any registration questions:

Call For Papers: Boston/Medford/Somervilee Hub

You are welcome to register, whether or not you submit a paper. We seek paper submissions from graduate students in music, arts, and psychology. For this experimental conference, you are welcome to present a paper that has already been presented elsewhere. Abstracts for this hub are currently being reviewed, but the submission deadline has been extended to Apr 19. See link.

Other Hubs Around The World

Here is a link to registration in Sydney (Australia). There also are hubs in La Plata (Argentina) and Sheffield (UK). The whole event was developed by Prof. Richard Parncutt at Uni Graz (Austria).