SIMM-seminar 4: Porto 2021 (music in detention)

4th SIMM-seminar (on research on music in detention)

The 4thSIMM research seminar is organized by the CIPEM/INET-md and the research platform SIMM and is focussing on research on music programmes in detention. The seminar is planned to take place from 6th until 9th December 2021 at CIPEM in Porto, Portugal.

This research-seminar will welcome a small group of 20 post-graduate students and early-career researchers – who are all involved in ongoing research on the possible role of music in detention – to spend a 4-day seminar during which they will share their research experiences with eachother.

The following facilitators will help the sharing of experiences and ideas and research methodologies: Mary CohenAilbhe KennyInês Lamela and Graça Mota, and assisted by Lukas Pairon.

The scientific committee for this seminar is composed of: Brydie-Leigh BartleetGraça Boal Palheiros, Mary Cohen, Jorge Alexandre Costa, Ailbhe Kenny, Ines Lamela, Graça Mota and Lukas Pairon.

Call for participants:

Expressions of interest should be sent no later than 15th September 2021 by email to Lukas Pairon (

This should include your name, institutional affiliation, current professional role(s), a 200 word statement of relevant professional experience and background, why you wish to attend this seminar, and what your interest and experience is in research on the role music can play in social and community work.

The selection of those welcomed to be part of this seminar will be communicated before 30th September 2021.

Participants experiencing financial hardship may be eligible for a limited number of SEMPRE bursaries to cover travel expenses, and should indicate their interest in such support along with their expression of interest. Successful applicants for such a support will be notified no later than 30th October 2021.

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