St. Cecilia's Hall


The Institute for Music in Human and Social Development (IMHSD), in collaboration with Queen's University, Canada and the International Study Centre at Herstmonceux Castle, is holding an interdisciplinary, international conference on the topic of Dance, Timing and Musical Gesture.

The aim of the conference is to consider the temporal dynamics, expressive possibilities and communicative power of dance and musical movement. The meeting will include talks, posters, dance workshops and performances and will take place in the beautiful and culturally vibrant city of Edinburgh.

Please click [here] for a poster (PDF).

Organising Committee

  • Dr. Katie Overy (Chair), IMHSD, University of Edinburgh
  • Karen Ludke (Secretary), IMHSD, University of Edinburgh
  • Mary Fogarty, University of Edinburgh
  • Prof. Simon Frith, University of Edinburgh
  • Diana Gilchrist-Katz, ISC at Herstmonceux Castle
  • Prof. Dave Lee, University of Edinburgh
  • Dr. Nikki Moran, IMHSD, University of Edinburgh
  • Prof. Peter Nelson, University of Edinburgh
  • Dr. Ben Schögler, University of Edinburgh
  • Prof. Colwyn Trevarthen, University of Edinburgh
  • Dr. Margaret Walker, School of Music, Queen's University, Canada



Contact Information

Please contact Dr. Katie Overy [] for general enquiries.

Please contact Karen Ludke [] for administrative enquiries.


We would like to thank Drs Alfred and Isabel Bader for their generous sponsorship of this event.