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Meetings maintaining the momentum from AIRS 4th Annual Meeting

Building on the momentum started by workshops and conversations at the AIRS 4th Annual Meeting, two groups met in September to continue to plan for future AIRS milestones.

AIRS News  

  • Carol Beynon and Jennifer Lang have published a new paper, The More We Get Together, The More We Learn: Focus on Intergenerational and Collaborative Learning Through Singing, Carol Beynon & Jennifer Lang,  Journal of Intergenerational Relationships Vol. 16, Iss. 1-2, 2018, which explores the conceptual and practical frameworks necessary to foster vibrant and equal learning opportunities for young children and elders through intergenerational singing programs.  Link 

  • Stephen Clift is one of multiple authors of a study,  Community singing groups for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: participant perspectives, Skingley, A., Clift, S. M., Hurley, S., Price, S. and Stephens, L. (2018)Perspectives in Public Health, 138 (1). pp. 66-75. ISSN 1757-9139.  Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a major public health issue which is irreversible and progressive, but previous research suggests that singing may have beneficial effects. The aim of this study was to establish the views of participants with COPD.   Link 

  • Daisy Fancourt has a paper published in The British Journal of Psychiatry, Effect of singing interventions on symptoms of postnatal depression: three-arm randomised controlled trial, D. Fancourt and R. Perkins,  Access Volume 212, Issue 2 February 2018 , pp. 119-121. This study assessed whether a novel psychosocial intervention could reduce symptoms of postnatal depression (PND) in the first 40 weeks post-birth.   Link 

  • Watch a TV report on a recent conference in Australia on 'Sing to Beat Parkinson's' - a concept and practice developed within the Sidney De Haan Research Centre: Stephen Clift, Director, Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health,


Sing to Beat Parkinson's (click to play)


Conferences, Symposiums, Workshops   view all upcoming

  • Acoustical Society of America 176th meeting, AWC18, 5-9 November, 2018, Victoria BC. For more information click here.  To contact Dr. Roberto Racca,  AWC2018 conference coordinator, please send an email to this address.  Link

  • Cognitive Futures in the Arts and Humanities 2018, University of Kent, 1-4 July, 2018.  Associated with the network Cognitive Futures in the Humanities, the conference aims once again to bring together a wide array of papers from the cognitive sciences, philosophy, literary studies, linguistics, cultural studies, critical theory, film, performance, theatre and dance studies, the visual and sonic arts, musicology and beyond.   Link  

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