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



Graph  Technologies in the Digital Humanities: Modelling the Scholarly Process

21 - 22 February 2020
University Vienna

The 2019 conference celebrated the breadth of application of graph-based approaches in the humanities. For 2020 we would like to follow up with a more focused theme, whose central question is: To what extent are our scholarly processes reflected in our data models, and how (if at all) do graph technologies allow us to capture these processes in the digital realm? That is to say, when we choose to link items of information together (say, the identification of a person in an inscription or of a place in a text), are we adequately capturing the process that led us to make this choice? What mechanisms are (or should be) available to enable fact checking and to reconstruct the provenance of information?

more Information and CfP (Deadline 21 October 2019)




Higher Music Education & Employability in the 21st Century

27 - 29 February 2020

Higher music education institutions aim at helping students to acquire skills and knowledge and to develop specific personal attributes to negotiate the initial stages of their careers as musicians and to attain employability and life-long learning. However, the learning cultures and practices of artistic valuation at music universities and conservatoires are hardly explored and employability is poorly defined and hard to measure, especially in the face of changing relations between study and work. These changes include, for example, individualisation processes, a growing number of music graduates competing for work and a decrease of publicly funded orchestras in many European countries. The process of becoming a musician is thus not simply about sequentially passing through particular stages of development. Rather, it entails the negotiation of significant and complex rites of passages increasingly associated with a heightened responsibility for constructing one’s own career and identity. Moreover, transitions from study to working life are shaped by gender, race, class and sexuality and include dilemmas in weaving together established normative and personal meanings. As a result, career trajectories remain, in many cases, “permanently transitional”.

more Information and CfP (Deadline 6 October 2019)



Performance Knowledges: Transmission, Composition, Praxis

11. - 13. März 2020
School of Performing Arts at the University of Malta

The seventh Annual Conference of the School of Performing Arts (University of Malta) considers knowledge in relation to performing arts practices. More specifically, the conference aims to explore, question, and discuss the different types of ‘knowledges’ that emerge from or are involved in performing arts practices including creation, production, performance, and spectatorship.

more Information and CfP (Deadline 16 December 2019)



APA Science Event: (Un-)verständliche Wissenschaft?

Keynote und Podiumsdiskussion (+Livestream)

16. März 2020, 18 - 22 Uhr

Wissenschaftliche Beiträge zu verstehen, ist oft eine Wissenschaft für sich. So werden Menschen durch abstrakte Formulierungen und Fremdwörter von Inhalten abgeschreckt, für die sie sich eigentlich interessieren und die auch große Relevanz für sie haben. Wie also lassen sich komplizierte Themen so aufbereiten, dass sie eine möglichst breite Öffentlichkeit erreichen? Darüber diskutieren Expertinnen und Experten beim APA-Science-Event am 16. März in Wien.


  • Helmut Jungwirth, Professor für Wissenschaftskommunikation an der Universität Graz; Mitglied der Science Busters


  • Markus Arndt, Professor für Quantenphysik an der Universität Wien

  • Gerlinde Heil, Gründerin und Leiterin Science Pool VIF, Museum der Nerdigkeiten

  • Christian Kneil, Leiter APA-MultiMedia

  • Petra Siegele, Leiterin Public Science im OeAD

Moderation: Christian Müller (APA)

Die Veranstaltung wird ab 18:30 live gestreamt und bietet die Möglichkeit, online mit zu diskutieren.

mehr Information und Anmeldung



IGNITE Conference and Pre-Conference Workshop

25 - 27 March 2020
University for applied arts Vienna

Sticky learning is a fairly new concept that promotes methods for teaching/training so that it is retained more effectively afterwards — hence the stickiness. This is clearly the goal of all learning activities, but with recent technology development and with the concept of Industry 4.0, stickiness has also become a concept for learning outcomes that persist beyond the individual course or degree. Teaching methods such as problem and project-based learning, active classrooms, and  student-centred classrooms are teaching methods that promote sticky learning.

These teaching methods can be explored within the wider frameworks of design thinking and maker culture as ways to teach a new generation of humanities and heritage students lifelong skills crucial to the creative and cultural industries,  including user-centred design, citizen engagement, co-creation across sectors and on a larger scale, as well as ways for those in the humanities and heritage to take on and create solutions for global challenges. We know that such solutions will include new technologies, but also that they will rest on human and humanities knowledge for a sustainable (digital) transition of society.

This conference seeks to explore these themes within the wider areas of education within the digital humanities, cultural studies, and the creative and cultural industries, both as part traditional educational curricula as well as lifelong learning.

more Information and CfP (Deadline 7 January 2020)



Crisis  Collective!

11th SAR International Conference on Artistic Research

25 - 28 March 2020

The 11th SAR International Conference on Artistic Research, SAR 2020, investigates and discusses the relation between Artistic Research, various notions of collective reality and alternative imaginations. Reality, as we currently know it, is marked by a series of inter-connected crises, and as part of larger collective structures, artistic researchers are confronted by and immersed in these. The urgency of these crises forces the agency and relevance of Artistic Research into question. By debating modes of research, dissemination and communication employed by Artistic Research as well as its academic contextualization, the SAR 2020 conference aims at negotiating and analysing the problems we face. The question relates to the autonomy of the individual artist- researcher, the systemic institutionalization of Artistic Research and the current more collective state of emergencies that we face. What are the modes of trial/ experimentation, creation, reflection, and communication in this crisis collective like? Can Artistic Research – through artistic actions – generate alternative modes of knowledge, art and reality?

The SAR 2020 conference calls for proposals to constitute the Crisis Collective in four different strands. Each conference proposal/ presentation adds into the shared vision of troubles and possible paths active now and in the future and generates a response by Artistic Research to the Crisis Collective. The four strands are:

  • Emergency

  • The Great Conversation

  • Hammer and Mirror? The language of Artistic Research

  • Various Rehearsals

more Information and CfP (Deadline 15 October 2019)



Musikalische  Schreibszenen - Zu einer Theorie der musikalischen Schrift

Acts of Musical Writing - Towards a Theory of Musical Notation

26 - 28 March 2020
Institut für Musikwissenschaft, Universität Innsbruck

Eine Tagung des Forschungsprojektes “Writing Music. Zu einer Theorie der musikalischen Schrift” an der Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien, der Universität Innsbruck, Universität Gießen und der Paul Sacher Stiftung, Basel.

Folgende Themenfelder sollen als Schwerpunkte dienen:

  • musikalische Schrift als intermediales Feld

  • die wechselseitige Korrelation von Schrift, Komposition und Interpretation

  • die Körperlichkeit der Schrift in ihren Werkzeugen, Räumen und Gesten

  • orale, literale und kognitive Prozesse des Schreibens

  • das Verhältnis unterschiedlicher Schreibmodi des Analogen bis digitalen

  • der operative Status musikalischer Notationen zwischen vorschriftlicher Partitur und nachschriftlicher Transkription

Konferenzsprachen sind Deutsch und Englisch.

Format: Vortrag von 30 Minuten mit anschließender 15-minütiger Diskussion

CfP english

CfP deutsch

(Deadline 17. Juni 2019)



ELIA: PIE MEETING 2020 - Internationalisation of the Arts: the Next Step

6 - 7 April 2020
Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Bratislava

Following the success of the first PIE (Platform Internationalisation ELIA) annual meeting earlier this year, the event will delve even further into questions surrounding the meaning of internationalisation for higher arts education institutions through roundtable discussions, presentations and working sessions. To shape the content of this meeting, ELIA is seeking proposals on best practices, examples of innovation, research approaches and on-going projects.

more Information and CfP (Deadline 10 February 2020)



Third  Working in Music Conference:

Working in Music - Now and Then

15 - 17 April 2020
University of Turku, Finland

The Working in Music Network (WIM) is pleased to announce its third Working in Music Conference, to be hosted by the University of Turku, Finland, in April 2020. The Conference follows the staging of previous WIM conferences in Glasgow (2016) and Lausanne (2018) and the establishment of the Network (https://wim.hypotheses.org/). WIM was launched in Lausanne in 2018 and has been established by scholars interested in the historical and contemporary nature of working in music. It has adopted the following Statement of Purpose:

‘Working in Music is an international research network. Our purpose is to conduct and disseminate innovative research about all aspects of what it means to work in music. We aim to understand music as work through economic, sociocultural, political, legal and historical lenses, and to explore working conditions and experiences across genres and divisions of labour. Our approach is multidisciplinary and endeavours to forge connections between academic disciplines through shared interests in music and work. Our network developed from and is centred on a biennial conference in which scholars meet to exchange and debate issues and ideas. We are also committed to working with musicians, practitioners and music industries personnel’.

more Information and CfP (Deadline 30 September 2019)



Archive  als Wissenspeicher: Re-Thinking Archives

Frühjahrstagung der Fachgruppe der ArchivarInnen an Universitäten und wissenschaftlichen Einrichtungen

16.-17. April 2020
mdw, Anton-von-Webern-Platz 1

ARCHIVE sind in ihrer traditionellen Funktion für die Sicherung, Bereitstellung und Auswertung von Verwaltungsschriftgut zuständig. Gerne als „Gedächtnis ihrer Institution“ bezeichnet, fungieren vor allem kleinere Archive als Wissensspeicher, die sich neben ihren Kernaufgaben häufig auch der Dokumentation, Sammlung, Forschung, etc. widmen.
Wie positionieren sich Archive strategisch innerhalb ihrer Trägerinstitutionen, welche Schwerpunkte und Impulse setzen sie?

mehr Information und CfP



EPARM Conference 2020

AEC European Platform for Artistic Research in Music

16 - 18 April 2020
Royal Academy of Music in London

The eighth EPARM conference welcomes music researchers, educators, students, composers and performers to a three day exploration of artistic research in music. Presentations relating to any aspect of artistic research in music are welcome.

This edition of EPARM is presented in collaboration with the AEC's Strengthening Music in Society project, co-funded by Creative Europe to recognise and support the role of Higher Music Education Institutions to safeguard, develop and promote European cultural heritage and diversity, to facilitate access to cultural offerings and cultural education for all, and to contribute to economic growth through the creation of new jobs and new business models in the creative sector.

more Information and CfP (Deadline 13 January 2020)



Sustainable Development in Music Education

27 April 2020
Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, Tallin

In this year’s conference, ANMA and Nordplusmusic aim to bring together researchers, academics, students, educators, activists and practitioners involved in artistic, environmental and societal activities to explore the critical issues of sustainable development of higher education. The applications for attending the conference without presentation are open until March 31th 2020.

more information



6. Österreichische Citizen Science Konferenz

5. - 8. Mai 2020
Universität Wien

Die jährlich stattfindende Konferenz zum Thema Citizen Science, der aktiven Beteiligung von BürgerInnen in wissenschaftlichen Projekten, wird jedes Jahr an einem anderen Ort und von einer anderen Institution ausgerichtet. 2020 wird die Universität Wien diese transdisziplinäre Konferenz unter dem Motto “Citizen Science: Anspruch und Bedeutung” vom 6.-8. Mai am Campus im Herzen Wiens organisieren.

mehr Information und CfP (Deadline 7. Februar 2020)



Imperfection  as an Aesthetic Idea in Music: Perspectives from Musicology and Artistic Research


6 - 7 May 2020
Institut für Musikästhetik - Künstlerische Doktoratsschule
Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Graz

When we look to music, are we looking for perfection? Or does imperfection ultimately have more aesthetic value for us as practitioners and researchers? Historically, perfection has been treated with suspicion as an aesthetic idea in general. Already in the 1757 On the Sublime and the Beautiful, Edmund Burke mused that “beauty in distress is the most affecting beauty”; Heinrich Kleist, in his 1810 On the Marionette Theater, further suggested that perfection in art only resided beyond the domain of the properly human. In recent discussions of aesthetics in the more specific realm of music, however, the issue of imperfection has most often been discussed with primary reference to musical improvisation, although additional topics have sometimes been part of the discourse in musicology and artistic research.

Coming from the dual perspectives of artistic research and musicology, this conference aims to broaden our perspectives on how imperfection can inform our aesthetic understanding of music, historically and in current practice. We are especially interested in the aesthetic implications of musical imperfection from two contrasting points of view: 1) imperfection as a manifest goal of music and musical practice, and 2) imperfection that occurs primarily by accident, but nevertheless has aesthetic significance.

more Information and CfP (Deadline 15 October 2019)



Fragility of Sounds | Festival Conference 2020

8 - 9 May 2020
University of Music and Performing Arts, Graz

"On the fragility of sounds" is an artistic research project funded by the FWF Austrian Science Fund (PEEK Project AR537). It is designed to explore terrains of composition and contemporary music theatre as they are interwoven with feminist practice. The project research expands from the intersection of listening, composing, and feminism. We ask: Can music theatre be conceived with "Another Ear" rather than from the perspective of the "Male Gaze"? We aim to understand how the process of composing is affected by (feminist) listening.

"Fragility of Sounds" is a multi-/interdisciplinary festival-conference and invites proposals from researchers and artistic researchers from any discipline whose work relates to this topic.

more Information and CfP (Deadline 4 November 2019)



Music Pours Over the Sense - Experimental Symposium

15 - 16 May 2020
Doctoral School for Artistic Research / University of Music and Performing Arts Graz and Forum Stadtpark

How much of the choreographic hides in the music, how much of the sonic resides in our bodies?

What does music reveal about the body and vice versa?

How can artistic research about this dialogical relation reflect, engage with and shape the realities we live in?

This international symposium organised by Magdalena Chowaniec and Veza Fernandez calls for an exchange between those whose artistic work engages with a dialogue between the choreographic and the musical. It aims to create a temporary platform for artistic researchers, artists and scholars to share and re-organize their transdisciplinary practices; let them melt, struggle, crash, exchange, transduce each other and re-compose the how and what through the collective experience.

The tendency to look at the embodied understanding aquired through artistic research in performing arts from a perspective of superiority remains; calling it unconventional, alien, illegitimate. Our symposium focuses on what’s hard to verbalize but existant and if shared with others, may lead to new observations and become empowering. It opens up a space where embodied skills and their various qualities can be celebrated, reflected in word and practice, and further developed, with their immaterial capital expanded.

more Information and CfP (Deadline 10 February 2020)



SCENARIO  Forum - Going Performative in Education

International Conference

21 - 24 May 2020
University College Cork, Ireland

What exactly does it mean to go performative in education? The third SCENARIO Conference will revolve around new and existing connections and collaborations between educational sectors and the performative arts.

We welcome contributions from scholars, teacher trainers, teachers as well as artists and practitioners in education, arts-based disciplines and professional fields of practice. These can be in the form of 25-minute papers, 90-minute workshops, short films, performance pieces and poster presentations (forms not listed here may also be considered).The contributions should touch on one or more of the following aspects:

  • Potentials and challenges of performative teacher training

  • The roles of teachers and learners in performative pedagogy

  • Discipline-specific performative teaching and learning

  • Interdisciplinary orientations in performative education

  • Inter/transcultural education and the performative arts

  • Performative research: Past, current and future research projects

  • Theoretical perspectives on performative pedagogy, approaches and practices

  • Visionary perspectives: Cultivating performative teaching and learning at all levels of education

Proposals can be submitted in English and German

more Information and CfP (Deadline 30 November 2019)



Orpheus Doctoral Conference - Imagining the Non-Present

28 - 29 May 2020
Orpheus Institute Ghent

The annual Orpheus Doctoral Conference, organised by the second year docARTES PhD students, will take place on 28 and 29 May 2020. The call for proposals is now open. Proposals for presentations of any kind are welcomed: from scholarly papers to performances.

We invite proposals for presentations of any kind, from scholarly papers to performances. The conference will open at 15:30 (Central European Time) on Thursday with a keynote address by Dr. Ruth Byrne. Composer/performer Jennifer Walshe will give a second keynote address on Friday and the conference will close on Friday at 18:00. All proposals (paper proposals, artistic proposals, and performative-paper proposals) will consist of 20-minute presentations with ten minutes of discussion. A concert—or series of proposed 20-minute performances—is contemplated for Thursday evening. An open, collaborative spirit of inquiry is encouraged throughout.

more Information and CfP (Deadline 29 February 2020)



Themenoffene Arbeitstagung der Fachgruppe Frauen- und Genderstudien in der Gesellschaft für Musikforschung

5. - 7. Juni 2020

Die themenoffene Arbeitstagung der Fachgruppe bietet die Chance, in einem relativ kleinen, aber dennoch vielfältig erfahrenen Kreis auch neue Themen, Methoden oder frische Gedanken zur Debatte zu stellen und sich darüber hinaus auch über die aktuellen Tendenzen und Positionierungen der musikwissenschaftlichen Genderforschung auszutauschen.

mehr Information und CfP (Deadline 29. Februar 2020)



International  Conducting Studies Conference 2020

25 - 27 June 2020
St. Anne's College, University of Oxford

OCIICSC 2020 is the fourth conference designed to bring together researchers and practitioners in order to generate interdisciplinary dialogue about, raise awareness of, and generate further development in the field of conducting studies. As the three previous conferences have shown, the practice of instrumental and vocal conducting encompasses vastly more than its physical manifestation suggests. The Conference continues to explore conducting’s many facets through a range of disciplines including musicology, ethnomusicology, music education, philosophy, psychology, anthropology, and sociology.

more Information and CfP (Deadline 25 November 2019)



Performance  Studies Network International Conference 2020

2 -5 July 2020
University of Huddersfield (GB)

The University of Huddersfield is proud to host the 2020 Performance Studies Network Conference. We look forward to welcoming delegates from across the globe to share research about performance, including practice-based research, research-dynamic performances, and much more. We can promise a range of presentations and formats, covering diverse genres, methodologies, practices and periods of study, across our numerous lecture and seminar rooms, concert venues, archive and exhibition centre, and other spaces.

more Information and CfP (Deadline 1 October 2019)



Music and Sonic Art: Sounding Identities (MuSA 2020)

8 - 10 July 2020
St. John's College, University of Cambridge, GB

Call for OLH Journal Special Collection: Representing Classical Music in the Twenty-First Century; Guest Edited by Dr. Adrian Curtin (University of Exeter) and Dr. Adam Whittaker (Royal Birmingham Conservatoire)

This special collection of the Open Library of Humanities, connected to an AHRC-funded research network on the same topic, will consider contemporary artistic and media representation of classical music (e.g., plays and films depicting classical musicians) as well as representation in the classical music industry. The latter includes representation of classical musicians by agents and record companies; musicians’ self-representations (e.g., on social media); and the demographics of the classical music profession vis-à-vis gender, class, (dis)ability, and ethnicity. Contributors are welcome to focus on one or more aspects of representation. Articles that combine consideration of representation of classical music in the arts or media with consideration of representation in the classical music sector are especially welcome.

more Information and CfP (Deadline 10 April 2020)



EASST4S PRAGUE2020 - Locating and Timing Matters: Significance and Agency of STS in Emerging Worlds

18 - 21 August 2020
Czech Technical University, Prague

How has the world changed since 2016 when EASST and 4S met in Barcelona? Since then, efforts to frame “alternative” approaches and futures appear to have been co-opted by powerful actors. Big Data has been fiercely replacing former identities with digital identities for humans, animals and artefacts. Geopolitical and epistemic centres have further multiplied. The global temperature of the planet continues to increase, as do global emissions of CO2. Wildlife biodiversity is decreasing, while the first CRISPR-Cas engineered babies with altered germlines were born. Modern nation-states have become more unstable even as we see the tentative emergence of new collectives and solidarities. The #metoo campaign has sparked a new wave of articulations of and conflict over gender power asymmetries contributing energy to other ongoing efforts against asymmetric differentiations and exclusions in and beyond academic contexts.

These are just some of the major shifts that create feelings of urgency, unease and confusion. Calls to “act now” proliferate. And yet, while technoscience and its products ever more tangibly shape our planet and lives, politicians, publics, and even academics feel helpless.

We invite STS scholars to examine such spiralling changes that generate these feelings of urgency and powerlessness in ways that make our research relevant to wider academic and non-academic publics. For the meeting in Prague, we especially welcome inquiries into longer term continuities and discontinuities and material legacies of modernity—both desired and undesirable—that have been built into our sociotechnical infrastructures and ways of living. We want to pay special attention to the ways in which geopolitical, economic and epistemic globalization is localized and distributed over Planet Earth. What are the means and ends of STS in different places? What does it take to intervene and be relevant here and there? Whom do we want to speak and act with? Who wants to speak and act with us?

more Information and Call for paper abstracts to the panel Alternative Knowing Spaces (Deadline 29 February 2020)



Symposium "Performing, Engaging, Knowing"

26 - 29 August 2020
Lucerne School of Music

The Lucerne School of Music, in collaboration with the Department of Composition, Electroacoustics, and Tonmeister Education of mdw – University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, and the Swiss Society for Ethnomusicology, will host the 7th Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Applied Ethnomusicology.

The symposium «Performing, Engaging, Knowing» aims to bring together ethnomusicological and artistic practices to uncover convergences and conflicts between different forms of sonic, musical, and social knowing.

more Information and CfP (Deadline 15 January 2020)



56th  Annual Conference of the Royal Musical Association

8 - 10 September 2020
Goldsmiths, University of London

The conference seeks to explore and celebrate the quality and diversity of current scholarship in music, understood in its broadest sense and represented by its many branches and global aspects. As such, the committee invites a broad range of types of proposals and seeks to represent work in musicology including popular musicology and ethnomusicology, composition and performance including sonic arts, and practice research across all disciplines.

more Information and CfP (Deadline 15 November 2019)



SEMPRE Autumn 2020 Conference

10 - 11 September 2020
University of Leeds

The role of music psychology research in a complex world: Implications, applications and debates

This SEMPRE conference aims to bring together researchers to (re)consider music psychology (in the broadest sense of the term) in light of current social, cultural, and environmental challenges, and seeks to foster discussion and debate about the role that music psychology might play in addressing them. 

more Information and CfP (Deadline 30 March 2020)



IWK Vienna Talk 2020 "Bridging the Gaps"

13 - 16 September 2020

On the occasion of the 35th anniversary of the Institute of Music Acoustics (Wiener Klangstil), we are inviting for the Fourth Vienna Talk on Music Acoustics and Performance Science 2020 under the theme "Bridging the Gaps". This symposium will start with a welcome party on September 13 and will prosumably end on September 16, 2020.

more Information




10th European Music Analysis Conference 2020

21-26 September 2020

It is organized by the Moscow P.I. Tchaikovsky Conservatory and the Russian Society for Theory of Music (OTM – Obshchestvo teorii muzyki), with the support of all the European societies for music analysis.

This international conference will be a key event in the field of music analysis and associated fields. It will aim at bringing together researchers from around the world. The plenary keynote lectures will be given by representatives of each participating society.

more Information and CfP (Deadline 15 December 2019)



Music and the Spanish Civil War

8 - 10 October 2020
Humboldt University, Berlin

This two-day conference aims to create a framework for a broader understanding of the ways in which Spanish and non-Spanish musicians (including composers, performers, conductors, musicologists, critics, and others) relate to this key historical and ideological conflict of the 20thcentury. These relationships are not limited to the wartime period but also include the subsequent decades, in which a large number of musicians from Spain and abroad reflected on the confrontation and its consequences in their work.

more Information and CfP (Deadline 1 March 2020)



Johannes von Nepomuk: Kult - Künste - Kommunikation

Internationale Tagung

14. - 16. Oktober 2020
Wien, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften

Anlässlich der bevorstehenden Jubiläen der Selig- bzw. Heiligsprechung (1721/1729) des Heiligen Johannes von Nepomuk (~1350–1393) soll im Rahmen einer internationalen Tagung der (bereits vor der offiziellen Kanonisierung einsetzende und europaweit expandierende) Kult um diesen böhmisch-habsburgischen Heiligen diskutiert werden. Der Fokus liegt dabei auf bildlichen, architektonischen, musikalischen und textlichen Manifestationen seiner Verehrung in den Habsburgerländern vom späten 17. bis in das frühe 19. Jahrhundert.

Im Zentrum der interdisziplinären Tagung stehen übergreifende Fragestellungen wie Kontextualisierungen und Ausformungen des Kultes, Art der Vermittlung von Vita und Tugenden des Heiligen, kommunikative Funktionen sowie Intentionalität der Künste bzw. Medien.

mehr Information und CfP (Deadline 6. Jänner 2020)



Musical Networking in the 'Long' 19th Century

15 - 17 October 2020

The aim of the conference is not to discuss the theory but to present case studies, whose variety gives a vivid picture of the social history of music of the (very) ‘long’ 19th century. Not only musicologists but also historians and sociologists dealing with music are welcome to contribute to that common goal.

Organisers: Croatian Musicological Society, Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts,  Department for the History of Croatian Music and Croatian Institute of History

more information and CfP (Deadline 1. March 2020)



ELIA Biennial Conference

18 - 21 November 2020
Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK)

New ideas, new concepts, the NEW itself most commonly arises at the
edges or at the interfaces between traditional disciplines. It is often this space in between — virtual or physical — where we as academics, artists or creatives can invent, innovate, compose and create.

The ELIA Biennial Conference 2020, hosted by Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK), will be dedicated to exploring these limits, testing the boundaries between worlds, disciplines and concepts; while at the same time, shaping and reflecting on our practices and expanding the arts.

more Information and CfP (Deadline 6 January 2020)



Adel im Vormärz. Interdisziplinäre Tagung

11. - 13 März 2021
Literaturarchiv Mersch

Das Literaturarchiv in Mersch gemeinsam mit der Universität Stuttgart widmet in Kooperation mit der Forum Vormärz Forschung seine nächste Jahrestagung (11.-13.März 2021) dem Adel im 19. Jahrhundert, speziell dem Adel im Vormärz. Auch wenn das 19. Jahrhundert als das bürgerliche Zeitalter gilt, stammen doch bedeutende Autoren und Autorinnen aus dem Adel und damit einer sozialen Formation, die – so die Ausgangsthese der Tagung – zunehmend auch das Schreiben dazu nutzte, um politisch Stellung zu beziehen und/oder politische Statusverluste als Künstler zu kompensieren.
Um dieses bislang in der germanistischen Forschung nur wenig erschlossene Untersuchungsgebiet zu beleuchten, sind Beiträge willkommen, die sich einem einzelnen Autor/einer einzelnen Autorin oder mehreren vergleichend widmen. Zu fragen wäre, ob und inwiefern die adlige Herkunft bei der Selbstpositionierung als Schriftsteller/in eine Rolle spielt. Ebenso begrüßt werden Beiträge zum Adel in der Literaturgeschichtsschreibung sowie dem Adel aus historischer Perspektive. Auch Beiträge aus dem Bereich der Musik-, Kunst- und Theaterwissenschaften sind willkommen.

mehr Informationen und CfP (Deadline 30. April 2020)



Journal  of Embodied Research

Journal of Embodied Research solicits video articles of between 10 and 20 minutes that document and share the results of research projects in which embodied practice is an essential part of the methodology. There are no annual deadlines and video articles are published on a rolling basis throughout the year. Informal inquiries to JER can be made by emailing the journal editor at any time. Formal submissions should be made electronically through the website. 

more Information and Submission