Herstmonceux Castle


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, held an interdisciplinary summer workshop on the topic of Music, Language and Movement. The aim of the meeting was to consider the interaction between these different forms of human communication and artistic expression.

The meeting included lectures, discussions, workshops, dancing and performances and took place in the beautiful environment of Herstmonceux Castle, East Sussex.

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

Organising Committee

Organising Committee:

  • Dr. Katie Overy (chair), IMHSD, University of Edinburgh
  • Karen Ludke (secretary), IMHSD, University of Edinburgh
  • Dr. Laurel Parsons, School of Music, Queen's University, Canada
  • Diana Gilchrist-Katz, ISC at Herstmonceux Castle
  • Rosalia Rodriguez-Vazquez, Linguistics, University of Edinburgh
  • Zack Moir, IMHSD, University of Edinburgh



Contact Information

Please contact Dr. Katie Overy [k.overy@ed.ac.uk]
or Dr. Laurel Parsons [parsons@post.queensu.ca] for programme enquiries.

Please contact Karen Ludke [k.ludke@sms.ed.ac.uk] for administrative enquiries.


We would like to thank Drs Alfred and Isabel Bader and the School of Arts, Culture and Environment at the University of Edinburgh, for their generous sponsorship of this event.