isaScience is mdw's international conference for interdisciplinary research on music and performing arts. We invite scholars, artists, and activists from various disciplinary and academic levels to join the discourse on isa's annual thematic focus. Since 2013 isaScience is part of isa, the international summer academy of mdw – University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, Austria. From 2013 to 2017 Ursula Hemetek and Cornelia Szabó-Knotik organised the conference programme.
Due to the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic and especially due to the persisting international travel restrictions, the isaScience conference board has taken the decision to postpone the isaScience 2020 conference on "Heroes, Canons, Cults. Critical Inquiries" from August 2020 to 11-15 August 2021. Despite all the uncertainties that have affected researchers around the world in 2020, we are planning the upcoming isaScience conference in 2021 as both an online and a hybrid conference.
The Call for Papers has been closed on 28 February 2021.
isaScience16: Drama - Ritual - Cultic Acts
isaScience15: JUBILEE! Music and Cultural Memory
isaScience at Hotel Marienhof since 2018