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Using music to bridge divides, connect communities,
and heal the wounds of war and conflict.
Peace, Empathy and Conciliation through Music: A Collaboratory
21-22 September, 2017
The University of Melbourne, Parkville VIC 3052

Submission Deadline: Thursday 1 June 2017

Event Registration Deadline: Saturday 1 July 2017

Enquiries: Samantha Dieckmann (

Organized around the United Nations International Day of Peace, this collaboratory at The University of Melbourne will include a keynote address by Laura Hassler, founder and director of Musicians without Borders.

Organised by the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, The University of Melbourne, in collaboration with the Faculty of the Victorian College of the Arts & Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, and Multicultural Arts Victoria, this collaboratory will bring together researchers, practitioners (musicians including performers, community musicians, music educators, music therapists; community development workers; social service workers; arts organisation delegates), and arts and community policymakers to share ideas around the ways that music is used to develop peace, empathy and conciliation.

Submissions are invited from local, national and international researchers and practitioners. Read the call for papers here.