We are pleased to announce that the International Conference on Psychology and the Arts will be held at Roskilde University, Denmark, close to Copenhagen, June 22-26, 2011. Our hosts will be Professor Camelia Elias of Roskilde University and Professor Bent Sorenson from Aalborg University. The conference sponsors are the PsyArt Foundation and Roskilde and Aalborg Universities.


Papers may be in English, French, or German, and they may deal with any application of psychology to the study of literature, film, or the other arts. Our conference is very convivial and draws scholars from around the world. The registration fee of $295 includes admission to all sessions, two tours, reception, coffee breaks, and Sunday banquet.

Copenhagen offers a wide variety of cultural activities, ranging from metropolitan museums and theaters to cozy inner city cafés and remnants of hippie culture in the ‘free town’ of Christiania.

Roskilde was the medieval capital of Denmark. For more information, see the conference website at Roskilde University: http://web.me.com/cameliaelias/PSYART/PSYART_CONFERENCE.html

Preliminary conference outline

Wednesday, June 22:  evening reception.

Thursday, June 23:  morning and early afternoon sessions; afternoon walking tour of Roskilde Cathedral (burial site since medieval times of Danish kings and queens), and tour of the Viking Ship museum; evening celebration in downtown Roskilde of the Midsummer Feast of St. John.

Friday, June 24:  morning and afternoon sessions; evening entertainment.

Saturday, June 25: morning and afternoon sessions; evening movie

Sunday, June 26: morning sessions, business meeting, group photo, lunch; bus tour to Kronborg Castle (supposed to be Hamlet’s castle), and to the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art; evening banquet. 

Monday, June 27:  morning departure.

We assume most conferees will arrive Wednesday, June 22 and depart Monday, June 27.

Housing will be in the Hotel Prindsen in the center of Roskilde, one of the most beautiful and most historic hotels in Denmark. The architecture is from 1875.

Hotel Prindsen

Single room, incl. breakfast buffet: 795 dkr pr. person/pr. night (approx. $135 USD)

Double, incl. b. buffet: 895 dkr. pr. 2 persons /pr. night ($155 USD)

Hotel Prindsen, Algade 13, 4000 Roskilde, Denmark

Phone +45 463 091 00 or Mail info@prindsen.dk

Hotel web site in English: http://www.hotelprindsen.dk/prindsen/PRINDSEN/FRONTPAGE_UK.html

A block of 20 doubles and 40 singles will be available at the conference rate until May 22, 2011. After that date the rooms are released back into the general pool and cannot be guaranteed for our use. Cancellations or any other significant changes of reservations cannot be done within 7 days of arrival without forfeiting 75% of the room rate. On the day of arrival rooms will be available from 3 p.m. Checkout on day of departure no later than 10 a.m.

To book a room, e-mail info@prindsen.dk

and use this code:


to specify that you are attending the International Conference on Psychology and the Arts to get the conference rate.

Distance from the hotel to the University of Roskilde is four miles, but we'll arrange coaches to and fro. The alternative is to take a train one stop down the line. Walking distance from the hotel to the train station is less than half a mile, and from the University train stop to the conference venue, it's a ten-minute walk. Most folks will probably prefer to ride the coach.

Post-conference travel (optional): The plan is to offer a minicruise from Copenhagen to Oslo, the capital of Norway, on DFDS Seaways modern cruise liner Pearl of Scandinavia. Onboard: 4 restaurants, coffee-shop and several bars, tax-free shopping, spa/sauna facillities, pools on deck, movies, and live dance music. Cabins in various sizes are available, starting at 100 USD per person for two nights onboard, food and drinks not included.

Departure from Copenhagen harbor 5 p.m. on Monday June 27th. Arrival Oslo Tuesday morning June 28th at 9 a.m. Return from Oslo 5. p.m. same day (i.e. one has approx. 7 hours to explore 2-3 main sights in Oslo). Arrival Copenhagen Wednesday morning June 29th at 9 am. Suggested shared activity on-board: wine tasting, buffet dinner ($40 USD), taking in the blue Scandinavian nights, and enjoying the spectacular approach to Oslo through the fjord. Suggested sights in Oslo: Edvard Munch museum, Vigeland sculpture park, and a stroll on the roof of the opera house.


It is possible to extend the cruise individually by adding one or more hotel nights in Oslo and travelling back to Copenhagen one or more days later (the boat leaves every day).

DFDS: http://www.dfdsseaways.dk/cruise_med_din_partner/minicruise/koebenhavn-oslo/efteraar_minicruise (not in English - sorry!).

Papers should be short, 20 minutes at most. Please observe this time limit, so as to allow for the maximum number of presenters. Normal speaking rate is 140 words per minute, and, for clarity, a scholarly presentation should be somewhat slower. Our standard 20-minute limit allows you to speak about 2400 words. An additional 5 minutes are allotted for discussion after each paper, and the remaining time will serve for discussion at the end of the session. For each session, there will be a moderator responsible for keeping speakers within twenty minutes. The moderator speaks last in the session, and it is therefore to his or her self-interest to keep to the schedule.

If submitted for publication in the journal after the conference, papers can be as long or short as you like.

We recommend that speakers in English who are not native speakers of English accompany their talks with PowerPoint.

Please prepare your abstract and add it to the registration form below. Abstracts must be less than 150 words. Any excess will be cut. Also, please, in a separate e- mail, e-mail your abstract to our program assistant, Susan Washington.

The deadline for sending us your title and abstract and registration fee is April 1 or the time at which we receive 65 abstracts, titles, and registration fees, whichever comes sooner. Papers with completed registration, i.e., all three items submitted, by the deadline are assured a slot on the program. Abstracts submitted after then will be put on a waiting list and will be put on the program as cancellations permit.

For a complete registration, we require three items:

  1. a completed registration form (see below) including paper title.
  2. Brief abstract of paper (150 words maximum; excess will be cut). These abstracts enable us to place your paper in an appropriate session. We will also publish them online and distribute the abstracts at the conference.
  3. A registration fee of $295 U.S., which includes admission to all sessions, two tours, reception, coffee breaks, and banquet. The $295 also includes a $25 tax-deductible donation to the PsyArt Foundation, as voted in 2005. This figure has been made necessary by our loss of financial support from the University of Florida and the weakening of the dollar against the euro, which has increased our expenses. The registration fee is refundable (except for the $25 donation) for any reason until May 1, but not thereafter for any reason. The donation makes you a member of PsyArt, entitled—and encouraged—to attend and vote at the annual meeting of PsyArt which will take place on June 26 at the conference in Roskilde. You will find instructions for payment after the registration form below.

Registration Form 2010

Important: Include your e-mail address below. It will not come through to us automatically from this form, and, if we don't have it, our communications with you will be impossible. Make very sure it is typed in correctly.

If, by April, you are not getting e-mail from us, let us know. Your registration has probably gone wrong. Do not assume that some currency arrangement you made the previous year is still effective. Do not leave your registration for some friend to do. Make sure that we have your complete registration (all three items!) and your correct e-mail address.


Last name:
First Name and Initial:
e-mail address (important! be sure it is correct!):
Re-type to confirm your e-mail address:
Affiliation (e.g., Department and University):
Preferred Mailing Address:
For U.S. addresses:
For non-U.S. addresses:
Mail code:
Telephone during business hours (include all codes):
Telephone during non-business hours (include all codes):
Fax Phone (include all codes):
For how many people do you need housing? One Two Three
Names of persons coming with you to the conference:
When are you arriving at the conference?Date: Time:
When are you leaving the conference?Date: Time:
Do you have any special dietary requirements (e.g., vegetarian)?
For each person attending the conference in your party, please fill out the sections above in a new online form. Please indicate clearly in the adjoining space "No Paper" if that is the case for this person. Otherwise indicate the title and abstract below. And please provide a registration fee for each person in your party attending the conference (see below). The expense for the conference managers is the same for each attendee, whether or not that person is giving a paper.

What is your exact paper title?
Please enter your abstract here. The abstract should be no longer than 150 words. Also, please, in a separate e-mail, e-mail your abstract to our program assistant, Please note that your registration is not complete until we have received the abstract.
In what language will you deliver your paper?

What special equipment do you need (VCR, tape recorder, slide projector, etc.)?
Remember that European video formats are different from the U.S.'s.
Do you have anything else you wish to tell us, for example, dates on which you cannot speak or papers you wish to be paired with? We will do our best to accommodate you.
Address inquiries about your registration to:
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Last-minute changes in titles, abstracts, and schedule cause endless difficulty for the organizers. This year, we will not accept changes in title or abstract after May 15 nor changes in the schedule after one week from the time the organizers e-mail the schedule.


Your conference registration fee pays for a reception Wednesday evening June 22, sessions from Thursday June 23 through Sunday morning June 26, coffee breaks, a walking tour on Thursday afternoon June 23, and a bus tour and a final banquet on Sunday, June 26. The registration fee is $295 U.S., $25 of which is a tax-deductible donation to the PsyArt Foundation which supports the conference, the journal, and the listserv. The registration fee (except for the $25 donation) is refundable for any reason until May 1, but not for any reason thereafter. The donation makes you a member of PsyArt, entitled to attend and vote at the annual meeting to be held on Sunday, June 26, in Roskilde. Please do attend and vote in Roskilde.

U.S. registrants can send a check to our treasurer, made out to "PsyArt Foundation". Our address is:

PsyArt Foundation
c/o Norman Holland
5000 S.W. 25t Blvd., Apt. 3117
Gainesville FL 32608-8931

Alternatively, both U.S. and non-U.S. registrants from many countries can pay through our PsyArt account at PayPal.com. That way you can simply charge your registration to your credit card over the Internet with no delay and save the bother of writing and mailing a check. If you do pay this way, however, we ask that you add 3% ($9) to your payment, because that is what PayPal charges us for a credit card payment into the account.

For Western European and other non-U.S. registrants, our local bank puts a heavy surcharge on foreign checks. We much prefer that you use PayPal. If necessary, you can arrange a check for us through your bank. Non-U.S. registrants who cannot arrange payment through their banks or through PayPal should contact .

Registrants may choose to sign up for a PayPal account during the Web "Accept payment" process. An "account" simply means telling PayPal your name, address, and your credit card number.

Registrants outside the U.S. may need to take a few extra steps to pay or to establish a PayPal account. You may need to sign up for PayPal separately before making payment to the conference. Here are the directions for doing so.

Signing up for a PayPal account does not commit you to anything—it just enables you to use your credit card to make payments on the Internet to this conference (and anything else that catches your fancy). The Wall Street Journal, no less!, assures us that this method of payment is more secure than check or money order.

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