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)


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

Anna Katharina Rowedder (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?