Conference: Synaesthesia with children


Thursday May 10th 2012

The Speakers and Actors of the international conference were welcomed by the Mayor of the City of Neu-Ulm, Gerold Noerenberg,.

Friday May 11th 2012

09:30 Welcome - Prof. Dr. Ulrich Stadtmüller / Vice President, University of Ulm
and Introduction - Christine Söffing / Musisches Zentrum, University of Ulm

09:45 - 10:00 Synaesthetes introduce their synaesthesia as examples

10:00 - 10:45 Prof. Dr. Dr. Hinderk M. Emrich / Medical University of Hannover, Clinic for Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Social Psychiatry - Opening Speech: Crucial questions as to the origin of synaesthesia during childhood

11:00 Dr. Jörg Jewanski / University of Münster, Deptartment University of Music - The beginning of research on synaesthesia with children. Searching for traces in the 19th century

Dr. Jörg Jewanski (cs)
The Auditory (cs)

11:30 Dr. Sean A. Day / Trident Technical College, Department of English & Journalism, Charleston, SC, USA / Head of the American Synesthesia Association (ASA) - Synesthetes and their families: in their own words

Dr. Sean A. Day (cs)
Dr. Sean A. Day (cs)

12:00 Dr. Jamie Ward / University of Sussex, School of Psychology, United Kingdom - Strengths and Weaknesses in People in Synaesthesia

Dr. Jamie Ward (cs)
Dr. Jamie Ward (akr)

13:30 Christine Söffing / Musisches Zentrum, University of Ulm - The blank sheet. Synaesthesia as a method in artistic workshops

Christine Söffing (akr)

14:00 Alexandra Kirschner / Aurelius Sängerknaben Calw - Synaesthesia and visual imagery in children. Synaesthesia as a method in vocal education

Alexandra Kirschner (akr)
The film by Alexandra Kirschner and Christine Söffing (cs)

17:00 Short presentation with musical example of the EMU - Experimental Music & Art, University of Ulm - Colour-light-music

EMU-Ensemble: Tobias Hornberger, Axel Baune, Klaus Schmidtke, Christine Söffing, Andreas Grünvogel-Hurst and the SWR (akr)
EMU-Ensemble: Tobias Hornberger, Axel Baune, Christine Söffing, Andreas Grünvogel-Hurst (akr)

17:15 Panel discussion about the day - conducted by Prof. Dr. Harald Bode, University Hospital Ulm

Saturday May 12th 2012

09:30 Anton Dorso / Lenin Moscow Pedagogical State University, Cross-Departmental Chair of Fundamental Psychology / Russia - Some cognitive aspects of the synaesthesia stimuli as possible ontogenetic markers of synaesthesia development in early childhood

10:00 Dr. Cretien van Campen / Netherlands Institute for Social Research, The Hague, The Netherlands and Clara Froger / Rotterdam, The Netherlands - How children paint music: workshop

11:00 University Ballett dances the smell and taste of a tangerine

11:30 Prof. Dr. Ursula Ditzig-Engelhardt / University of Münster, Department of Musicology and Music Education - Painting to music with children

12:00 Prof. Dr. Tina Seufert / University of Ulm, Institute of Psychology and Education, Department Learning & Instruction - Synaesthesia in multimedia learning?


Nanna Heitmann (nh), Anna Katharina Rowedder (akr), Klaus Schmidtke (ks), Dr. Jasmin Rani Sinha (js) and Christine Söffing (cs)

Anna Katharina Rowedder (cs)