Konferenzen, Tagungen, Symposien, CfP



Stabstelle Forschungsförderung

Mag.a Therese Kaufmann, MA

Anton-von-Webern-Platz 1
1030 Wien

1. Stock, Raum B 01 23

Tel. +43 1 711 55-6100



Resilience  and the City. Art, Education, Urbanism.

15th ELIA Biennial Conference

Rotterdam, 21 - 24 November 2018

With the city of Rotterdam as its backdrop, the Conference sets out to examine how art, design and performance can play a vital role in building resilience, especially in the urban context.

In what ways can artists and urban planners collaborate to create alternative cultural and social habitats, which promote common practices and different forms of living together? How do you see the role of arts and arts education in improving creativity and 21st-century skills?

It is an excellent opportunity to present your research on a topic that is of the utmost relevance to the future of arts education. Colleagues from all artistic principles are invited to contribute. The audience of the Biennial Conference comprises 500 lecturers, thinkers, artists, leaders and students from arts education institutions.

more Information and CfP (Deadline 18 December 2017)



Finding  a Voice

Conference at Guildhall School of Music

23 November 2018

The one-day conference at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama is organised in connection with the AHRC-funded Finding a Voice project, on the topic of adult non-singers learning to sing. The project aims to provide an understanding of the journeys adult non-singers take in learning to sing and the ways in which they can be supported, by combining psychological, educational and artistic research.

more Information and CfP (Deadline 14 August 2018)



Impact  of Social Science and Humanities for a European Research Agenda - Valuation of SSH in mission-oriented reseach

Austrian EU Council Presidency Conference

Vienna 28 - 29 November 2018

Submissions of academic, policy- and practice-oriented contributions adressing one of the three major thematic pillars of the conference are highlx appreciated:

  • Valuation Pathways
  • Structures & Policies
  • Assessing Impact

more Information and CfP (Deadline 17 June 2018)



5. Digital Humanities Austria Konferenz

Salzburg 29. November - 1. Dezember 2018

Digital Humanities modellieren ein neues Setting für die Forschenden: Sie verändern die Wissensumwelt und schaffen zeitgemäße Zugänge für die Forschenden. Digital Humanities unterstützen Forschende, bieten neue Wege für etablierte Methoden, ermöglichen gesellschaftliche Teilhabe am Forschungsdiskurs. Expertenwissen wird dezentriert und demokratisiert. Die Tagung digital humanities austria 2018 möchte ein Forum sein für den Dialog der Fachdisziplinen und deren Digitalisierung. Sie möchte dazu beitragen, Forschung für die Gesellschaft zugänglicher zu machen.

mehr Information und CfP (Deadline 29. Juni 2018)



Elfriede  Jelinek: Alterität, Xenophobie und kulturelle Übersetzung

Interdisziplinärer Workshop für Nachwuchswissenschafter_innen

Vrije Universiteit Brussel, 12. - 14. Dezember 2018

Die Elfriede Jelinek Forschungsplattform bietet von 12. bis 14. Dezember 2018 einen interdisziplinären Workshop an der Vrije Universiteit in Brüssel an und freut sich, neue Teilnehmer/innen zu finden. Der Workshop richtet sich an Dissertant/innen, Projektmitarbeiter/innen, Postdocs und Habilitand/innen, die an Vorhaben zu Elfriede Jelinek arbeiten und an einer längerfristigen Vernetzung mit internationalen Expert/innen der Jelinek-Forschung interessiert sind.

mehr Information und CfP (Deadline 31. Mai 2018)



JAR Issue 19 - Call for Submissions

JAR publishes artistic research from all arts disciplines, with or without academic affiliation, and includes the work of artistic research practitioners and theorists. Rethinking the traditional journal format, JAR offers its contributors a free-to-use online space called the Research Catalogue (RC) where text can be woven together with image, audio and video material allowing for creative modes of presenting and documenting artistic work. The Journal is specifically interested in contributions that reflect upon and expose artistic practice as research, and welcomes submissions from artists interested in exchanging ideas and opening up the processes and methodologies that underlie their practice. Submissions from all kinds of artistic discipline are welcome, including (but not limited to) the visual arts, architecture, dance, design, film, literature, music, painting, performance, photography, poetry, sculpture, theatre, video art, urban planning, etc.

Deadline 15 December 2018

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Arts and Citizenship - Towards Diversity of Cultural Expressions

12th Annual Conference of the Fachverband für Kulturmanagement

9 - 12 January 2019
mdw, Department of Cultural Management and Gender Studies (IKM)

The conference aims to focus equally on the academic tasks of research, teaching and dialogue with practitioners in the field at high level. We are looking for contributions that engage critically with the conference topic from theoretical and/or practical perspectives, using a variety of scientific or arts-based theories, methodologies and rich case studies.

Doctoral Colloquium

9 January 2018, afternoon

The Young Academics Working Group of the Association for Cultural Management would like to invite PhD and doctorate students as well as advanced students in Arts and Cultural Management to submit proposals for the doctoral colloquium which is open to any thematic and methodological focus within the field of arts and cultural management.

more Information and CfP (Deadline 15 October 2018)



RUUKKU  12: sonic art, sonic practice, and sonic thought: artistic research and music today

Sound is omnipresent and we live, think, feel, and experience in and through sound every day. Sound studies have developed mainly in the disciplines of acoustics and music. The former defines sound as mechanical waves while the latter considers it as discrete sounds organised in time. Artistic Research offers us opportunities to study sound from a different perspective. How do we live, think, feel, and experience in and through sound as artistic practitioners? What constitutes such knowledge production, and how does this search for knowledge relate to the other modes of knowledge and experience often associated with ‘music'?

RUUKKU 12 explores these questions by collecting case studies and insights related to the making of artistic event/work involving sound. Our hypothesis is that artistic practitioners invent and grasp knowledge on their way to establishing what will become new art, new practice, and new thought in sound. We are interested in finding out the extent and diversity of artistic knowledge production in and through sound. The questions may be approached in the context of environmental issues, historicity, technology, tradition, and all art or performative forms that involve sound.

Deadline for Sumisstion 15 January 2019

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Tagung  "Modellierung, Erschließung, Vergleich: Grafen in den Digitalen Geisteswissenschaften"

18 - 19. Jänner 2019
Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur Mainz

Graphdatenbanken werden seit einigen Jahren in Forschungsvorhaben zur Modellierung von Forschungsdaten und erschließendem Wissen genutzt. Infolgedessen sehen wir jetzt eine weit verbreitete Erforschung ihres Potenzials in den Geisteswissenschaften: Graphen werden verwendet um soziale Netzwerke, Korrespondenznetze, Textvariationen, Texttraditionen, prosopographische Daten uvm. zu repräsentieren. Sie ergänzen zunehmend relationale oder auch auf XML beruhende Forschungsdatenrepositorien. In den verschiedenen Anwendungszusammenhängen werden heterogene Modellierungsansätze verfolgt. Diese verschiedenen Modellierungsansätze sollen im Rahmen der Tagung als erster Schritt für eine denkbare Harmonisierung vorgestellt und diskutiert werden.

Ziel der Tagung ist es, ein breites Spektrum an Möglichkeiten für graph-basierte Anwendungen in den Geisteswissenschaften aufzuzeigen. Dabei steht die Vielfalt der Modellierungsansätze und Anwendungen im Vordergrund, gleichzeitig soll die Möglichkeit der Generalisierung von Datenstrukturen für verschiedene Anwendungsbereiche untersucht werden. Die Konferenz wird sich daher sowohl auf eine Vielzahl von kreativen Ansätzen als auch auf die Identifizierung von Gemeinsamkeiten für die community-getriebene Entwicklung geisteswissenschaftlicher Graphmodelle konzentrieren.

mehr Information und CfP (Deadline 15. Oktober 2018)



Seminar: Time, History and Materials

26 January 2019
Canterbury Christ Church University, Kent (UK)

We invite proposals (c. 200 words) for presentations that critically explore the space spanned by different perspectives on time, history and material and address their role in all areas of music, sound art and related research, in all its possible technical, technological, musicological or theoretical aspects. Proposals are welcome for presentations in the form of paper (20 minutes), demonstration, performance, or any hybrid thereof.

more Information and CfP (Deadline 1 December 2018)



Orpheus  Seminar - From Authorship and Spectatorship to Usership

21 - 22 February 2019
Orpheus Institute Ghent

In the performing arts, participatory, immersive spectatorship is commonplace, and in the political economy of music, funding follows usership in its various modes. As musicians working in contemporary culture, we might see ourselves as having moved from a polarised situation of authorship and spectatorship to a common state of usership. As theorist Stephen Wright suggests, ‘Usership represents a radical challenge to at least three stalwart conceptual institutions in contemporary culture: spectatorship, expert culture, and ownership.’ (Toward a Lexicon of Usership, Museum of Arte Útil, Van Abbemuseum, 2013).

Composers, performers, promoters and interested listeners all search for ways of shaking off their conventional roles in musical experience: composers curate ‘shows’, performers give talks, academics make YouTube videos; promoters and arts organizations, meanwhile, maximize ‘opportunity’. Yet, the very stuff of musical experience – its sonic materials, its performance practices, its listening conventions – carries the author-spectator relationship forward to such an extent that contemporary, musical activity is often a matter of adopting conscious strategies for escape.

more Information and CfP (Deadline 15 November 2018)



4th  Biennial Performance Philosophy Conference

"Between Institutions: How does Performance Philosophy intervene?"

14 - 17 March 2019
University of Amsterdam

The fourth biennial Performance Philosophy conference takes place in Amsterdam in the year of the 50th anniversary of the so-called "tomato incident" [Aktie Tomaat], in which a 1969 Amsterdam audience of theatregoers performed a historic intervention into the antiquated institution of Dutch theatre by pelting the stage with tomatoes. Instead of celebrating this occasion, we propose viewing it as an opportunity to inquire into the contemporary utility of concepts of intervention, institution and intoxication —i.e. beyond their counter-cultural legacy.

Researchers and practitioners are invited to explore intoxicating ways of intervening in institutions. We welcome contributions on interventions into, within or beyond artistic, educational and academic institutions.

more Information and CfP (Deadline 30 September 2018)



10th  SAR International Conference on Artistic Research 2019

21 - 23 March 2019
Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK)

The 10th SAR conference is not guided by one theme, but organized around three topics and two types of session formats for input and discussion. This format puts the manifoldness of artistic research practices at the centre of the conference. The three topics are Productive Gaps, Enhanced Dissemination Formats, and Inspiring Failures, and contributions are invited in short and long formats (see the 'Call for Contributions' for details). A keynote presentation will be delivered for each of the three topics.

SAR encourages individual researchers and research groups, 3rd cycle candidates, postdocs, senior researchers and professors to submit for this conference!

more Information and CfP (Deadline 30 November 2018)



6. Jahrestagung "Digital Humanities: multimedial und multimodal"

25. - 29. März 2019
Frankfurt a. M. und Mainz

Viele Forschungs- und Anwendungsbereiche der Digital Humanities gehen weit über die jeweils isolierte Betrachtung von Text-, Bild- oder Audiodaten hinaus. So produziert beispielsweise die digitale Erfassung von Artefakten sowohl Beschreibungen, Abzeichnungen und Fotografien als auch 3D-Repräsentationen der Oberflächengeometrie dieser Objekte, häufig ergänzt um multispektrale radiometrische Information. Bei der Erforschung unzureichend dokumentierter Sprachen wiederum werden unter anderem Video- und Audioaufnahmen zusammen mit Transkriptionen analysiert. Beispiele dieser Art zeigen, dass erst die gemeinsame Betrachtung von textuellen, visuellen oder auditiven Daten Zugänge zu forschungsrelevanten Digitalisaten erschließt. Das Spektrum geeigneter Methoden zur Analyse und Vermittlung solcher medienübergreifenden Aggregate ist entsprechend weit gefächert. Darüber hinaus zeichnet sich in den Digital Humanities nunmehr die Entwicklung ab, Methoden aus den Bereichen Virtual Reality oder Augmented Reality einzusetzen, für die multimodale Zugänge (etwa unter Nutzung von Head-Mounted Displays, Datenhandschuhen oder Eye-Tracking-Systemen) konstitutiv sind. Auch hier gilt, dass die jeweiligen Informationsobjekte nicht in Isolation, sondern in ihren wechselseitigen Bezügen und Konstituierungsverhältnissen betrachtet werden müssen.

Die Tagung will im Kontext dieser Entwicklungen einen Schwerpunkt darauf legen, den Medienbegriff und dessen Aufschlüsselung innerhalb der Digital Humanities zu thematisieren.

mehr Information und CfP (Deadline 30. September 2018)



Forum  Ircam Workshops

Paris, Centre Pompidou
26 - 29 March 2019

If you are a musician, sound engineer, composer, designer, if you work in research and development on new technologies, if you are professor or student, if you are professional or just aficionado you are very welcome to join us on this annual meeting at IRCAM in Paris.

The Ircam Forum workshops is a unique opportunity to meet the research and development teams as well as computer music designers and artists in residency at IRCAM. During these workshops, we will share news on technologies and expertise providing hands-on classes and demos on sound and music.

This meeting is a great place for participants to show their applications and new developments with technologies. Students are encouraged to present their projects and posters.

more Information and CfP (Deadline for Submission 14 November 2018)



Musik, Schrift, Differenz - Eine interdisziplinäre Lektüre von Adornos Theorie der musikalischen Reproduktion

3. - 5. April 2019
Arnold Schönberg Center Wien

Dass musikalische Schrift nicht auf ihre Funktion als Zeichensystem zu reduzieren ist, das auf ein Klanggeschehen verweist und dessen wiederholte Realisierung ermöglicht, wird im aktuellen Forschungsdiskurs immer wieder geltend gemacht. So sind in den letzten Jahren zunehmend die materiellen Bedingungen schriftlicher Phänomene und ihre Eingebundenheit in sozio-kulturelle Kontexte in den Fokus gerückt.
Vor dem Hintergrund neuer Impulse der interdisziplinären Schriftforschung möchten wir dazu einladen, Adornos Überlegungen zur musikalischen Reproduktion zu reflektieren und produktiv weiterzudenken: Welche seiner Ansatzpunkte erweisen sich als fruchtbar für aktuelle Fragestellungen der Schriftforschung? Welche bieten einen gewinnbringenden Ausgangspunkt für weiterführende musikphilosophische Überlegungen zu Notenschrift und musikalischer Performanz? Und wie stellen sich die von Adorno artikulierten begrifflichen Konstellationen im Lichte jüngerer Notationspraktiken und ästhetischer Debatten sowie auch im Lichte der perspektivischen Neuausrichtungen (etwa des lingustic, iconic oder material turn) innerhalb geisteswissenschaftlicher Diskurse dar?

mehr information und CfP (Deadline 31. Oktober 2018)



Musicology  with and without Borders

3rd Tbilisi International Musicological Conference

2 - 3 May 2019
V.Sarajishvili Tbilisi State Conservatoire, Tbilisi, Georgia

The Tbilisi International Musicological Conference is biennial conference on recent developments and future trends in Musicology. We welcome submissions that focus on any one or combination of the following:

1. Musical text fixation: transcriprions, notation,  documentation:
2. Artistic research;
3. Music, word and image;
4. Challenges of  Theory and History of Music;
5. Intertextual aspects of music;
6. Regime, ideology and music

Theme of the round table: “Teaching of musicological disciplines:  challenges and perspectives for HEIs"

Official languages of the Conference are English and Georgian. All papers will be published after the conference at the electronic journal “Musicology and Cultural Science” (http://gesj.internet-academy.org.ge/en/title_en.php?b_sec=§ion_l=muz).

more Information and CfP (Deadline 15 December 2018)



Music  Encoding Conference

29 May - 1 June 2019
University of Vienna

The seventh Music Encoding Conference will take place in 2019, continuing this key annual event for dissemination and discussion for those working with, and on, music encoding.

The 2019 conference will be held in the beautiful and culturally rich city of Vienna, Austria, jointly organised by the Austrian Academy of Sciences, the Department of Musicology at the University of Vienna and the Mozart Institute of the Mozarteum Foundation Salzburg, on behalf of the Music Encoding Initiative community. The conference will be hosted at the University of Vienna over four days, with pre-conference workshops on Wednesday 29 May, the formal programme on Thursday 30 and Friday 31 May, and an ‘unconference’ on Saturday 1 June.

more Information and CfP (Deadline 7 December 2018)



Complexities: Digital Humanities Conference

9 - 12 July 2019
Tivoli Vredenburg

The Digital Humanities (DH) Conference is the annual international conference of the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations. During two days of pre-conference workshops and the three-day conference, participants will present their newest research and the applications of their work.

Deadline for proposals for posters, short papers, long papers, or multiple-panel papers: 27 November 2018

Deadline for submitting workshops and tutorials: 10 January 2019

more Information and CfP