Konferenzen, CfP

Conferences, CfP





Mag.a Therese Kaufmann, MA

Anton-von-Webern-Platz 1
1030 Wien

1. Stock, Raum B 01 23

Tel. +43 1 711 55-6100



IWK Vienna Talk 2020 "Bridging the Gaps"


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". Unfortunately, due to restrictive measures related to the COVID-19 outbreak, the 4th Vienna Talk on Music Acoustics will be rescheduled for September 2022.

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IJHAC special issue: Linked Open Data in the Arts and Humanities - Calls for Submission

Deadline 5.7.2021

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16th International Conference on the Arts in Society

Special Focus: Voices from the Edge: Negotiating the Local in the Global

University of Western Australia, Perth

The Arts in Society Research Network offers an interdisciplinary forum for discussion of the role of the arts in society. It is a place for critical engagement, examination and experimentation, developing ideas that connect the arts to their contexts in the world – on stage, in studios and theaters, in classrooms, in museums and galleries, on the streets and in communities. We seek to build an epistemic community where we can make linkages across disciplinary, geographic, and cultural boundaries.

The Sixteenth International Conference on the Arts in Society features research addressing the following annual themes and special focus.

  • 2021 Special Focus - Voices from the Edge: Negotiating the Local in the Global

  • Theme 1: Pedagogies of the Arts

  • Theme 2: Arts Histories and Theories

  • Theme 3: New Media, Technology, and the Arts

  • Theme 4: The Arts in Social, Political, and Community Life

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SAVE THE DATE: History/Histories: From the Limits of Representation to the Boundaries of Narative, 17th International Conference on the Arts on Society - San Jorge University, 15 - 17 June 2022 (CfP Deadline 5 August 2021)



Aisthesis des Wissens im (digitalen) Raum 


18.6.2021 | online

In diesem Workshop möchten wir über die verschiedenen Formen der sinnlichen Wahrnehmung, die unser Wissen prägen, ins Gespräch kommen. Die Themenkomplexe der Geschlechterforschung basieren nicht zuletzt auf sowohl rationalen, emotionalen als auch körperlich-leiblichen Aspekten.

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Gender and Age/Aging in the Context of Popular Culture

23.6.2021 | online

As part of the Elisabeth-List-Fellowship-Programme for Gender Research at the University of Graz, Austria, this interdisciplinary symposium focuses on gender and age/aging in the context of popular culture, especially music.

Since the reality of our lives is shaped by processes of globalization and digitization, whereby social spaces are culturally diverse and digitally networked, the question arises as to whether digital technologies enable or impede (inter)cultural exchange and global communication with regard to the perception of age(s) and gender in the context of popular culture. At this symposium, particular attention will be paid to cultural and media consumption, such as music and film, as well as cultural representations in contemporary American and European literary works. In this context, gender-specific experiences of men and women and their attitudes towards ageing in relation to media and music consumption will be compared to gain a deeper understanding of contemporary and changing representations of age and ageing in order to integrate age(s) into the human image.

Abstracts of 200-350 words for a 20-minute presentation should be submitted to nicole.Haring@uni-graz.at by May 1, 2021. Please, include a short biography of 100 words or less. Proposals for presenting poetry, art, film, and other creative work will also be considered.

more Information & CfP (Deadline 1.5.2021)



International  Conducting Studies Conference 2020

25. - 27.6.2021
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.

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Transformations of Musical Creativity in the 21st Century

24.-27.6.2021| online with live-streamed concerts from Istanbul

CfP for the Conference of the Transtraditionas Istanbul (TTI) Project

In an effort to rethink how we learn, teach, and practice music, this conference seeks to assemble a diverse gathering of musicians, researchers, and educators in order to share knowledge about transformations and transmission of musical creativity in the 21st century. With the Transtraditional Istanbul Project, we join a global network of practitioners in redressing critical issues such as a history of compositional resourcing of Indigenous and ‘local’ music cultures, the tokenisation of diversity in ‘world music’ programs, and the erasure of the histories and experiences of minoritised musicians and educators (Ahmed 2012, Robinson 2020). We hope to advance a global exchange about how to redefine the structures of inclusion in music transmission ‘with, by and for’ — not only ‘on or about’ — minoritised musicians (Bissett Perea and Solis 2019), while respecting that certain communities may place limits on the knowledge that can be shared in the academy.

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Performance  Studies Network International Conference 2020

2. - 5.7. 2020 --> POSTPONED: 1. - 4.7.2021
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.

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ADD+ART 2021

8. - 9.7.2021 | online
Universitat de Barcelona. Faculty of Fine Arts + Idensitat



Amidst the global context of the pandemic, the congress ADD+ART aims to debate and share projects and research on mechanisms of production, strategies for formalising processes and the configuration of new spaces. The congress aims to lend form to artistic practices and their interaction within the social sphere.

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Performing [with] machines

2nd Conference on AI Music Creativity

18.-22.7.2021 | online

The second Conference on AI Music Creativity brings together two overlapping research forums: The Computer Simulation of Music Creativity Conference (est. 2016) and The International Workshop on Musical Metacreation (est. 2012). The objective of the conference is to bring together scholars and artists interested in the emulation and extension of musical creativity through computational means and to provide them with an interdisciplinary platform in which to present and discuss their work in scientific and artistic contexts.

The 2021 Conference on AI Music Creativity will be hosted virtually by the Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics (IEM) of the University of Music and Performing Arts of Graz. The five-day program will feature paper presentations, concerts, workshops, tutorials, sound installations and keynotes by Georgina Born, George E. Lewis and Rebecca Fiebrink.

We invite submissions of full papers, work-in-progress papers and demos on topics related to AI Music Creativity. For the first time, our call for papers includes a “piece and paper” category, for papers linked with a music submission.

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musawien_21: MUSIK, MAGIE & SPIEL

2. Musiktherapie Sommerakademie


Das bewährte Tagungsformat beinhaltet hochkarätige interdisziplinäre Vorträge aus Praxis, Wissenschaft und Kunst, in denen mögliche neue Perspektiven der Musiktherapie ausgelotet werden. Darüber hinaus bieten Workshops über drei Nachmittage Gelegenheit zur Vertiefung praxisrelevanter Themen.

Referent_innen und Workshopleiter_innen kommen aus Österreich, Deutschland, Norwegen und der Schweiz.m




I.E.C.T - Summer School

16.-25.8.2021 | online

Das Ziel der Summer School ist es, Wissenschaftler*innen, Forscher*innen und Early-Stage Start-ups zu unterstützen und ihnen aufzuzeigen, wie sie ihre Ideen und Forschungen marktreif aufbereiten können. Dabei werden die kommerzielle Realisierbarkeit geprüft und Pläne entwickelt, wie neue Unternehmen mit globalem Wachstumspotenzial aus den Ideen entstehen können. Die I.E.C.T. – Summer School on Entrepreneurship bietet Unterstützung bei der Umsetzung der Geschäftsidee, stellt wertvolle Kontakte mit namhaften Unternehmer*innen und Expert*innen her und ermutigt Post-Docs und Studierende, ihre Ideen in die Realität umzusetzen. Die Programmpartner sind die Universität Cambridge und das Europäische Forum Alpbach.

Zielgruppe der Summer School sind Master und Ph.D. Studierende, Post-Docs und Forscher*innen aus den Bereichen Technologie, Advanced Engineering, Naturwissenschaft, Life Science, Physik, Mathematik, IT und AI sowie Early-Stage Start-ups mit Wissenschafts- oder Technologieprojekten.

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Research Academy: Futures of Liveness

21. – 26.8.2021
Zurich University of the Arts

The RESEARCH ACADEMY invites applications from artists, practitioners, and theorists working in the field of theatre and performance to be part of this annual international research-lab based at Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK). In this 7th edition our focus is on Liveness as a concept and practice in the performing arts.

Where are we in terms of Liveness today? Without a doubt, the pandemic has intensified the longing for Liveness at the same time as making it disappear - perhaps forever? Will it come back, and, if so, will it look and feel the same as it did before the covid 19 cessation of live events? What does this mean for artists? Will digital forms of Liveness permanently take their place alongside co-presentational forms? Will audiences return to live events? 

As the quality of Liveness is ever changing and interacting with the landscape of media we ask: Have the conditions for Liveness shifted - through the internet as the new leading medium, through streaming services, through digital interactive media, through the gaming industry?

One of the leading voices in the discussion on Liveness, Philip Auslander, will share his concepts, ask current questions and challenge both himself and the participants to come up with research projects to capture new aspects of Liveness in the performing arts.

The RESEARCH ACADEMY 2021 provides a supportive environment for experimentation and discussion, each participant pursuing her or his or their own research, sharing and taking it to the next level with the help of peer-to-peer feedback. The process will be facilitated by Philip Auslander and Gunter Loesel.

more Information and +CfP (Deadline 4.5.2021)



Post-Corona-Gesellschaft? Pandemie, Krise und ihre Folgen

Internationaler Soziologiekongress

Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien

Gemeinsamer Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie (DGS) und der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Soziologie (ÖGS)

Post-Corona-Gesellschaft – der Titel dieses Soziologiekongresses könnte die Vermutung nahe legen, dass Corona ein Problem der Vergangenheit ist und wir längst auf dem Weg in eine Phase der Normalisierung eingetreten sind. Dies ist ganz offensichtlich nicht der Fall. Corona fordert die Gesellschaft heraus, nach wie vor und auf vielen Ebenen – auch wenn der große Schockmoment, in dem die Welt den Atem anhielt, erst einmal überstanden zu sein scheint. Die Soziologie diskutiert auf virtuellen Tagungen und in Videokonferenzen, wie es weiter gehen kann und welche Lehren aus der anhaltenden Krise zu ziehen sein werden. Wie wird die Post-Corona-Gesellschaft aussehen? Wie geht die Gesellschaft aus einer Situation hervor, in der Wirtschaft, Arbeitswelt und öffentliches Leben einheitlich dem Imperativ der Nicht-Überlastung des Gesundheitssystems unterworfen waren? Vermag diese globale Krisenerfahrung die Weichen umzustellen für eine neue Gesellschaft, die die alten Imperative von Fortschritt, Wachstum, Beschleunigung hinterfragt? Wird sich überhaupt so etwas wie ein Epochenbruch ausmachen lassen oder beschreibt die Post-Corona-Gesellschaft eher eine Phase, in der das Coronavirus allmählich zu einem ganz normalen Gesellschaftsakteur wird (so wie Prionen oder Neutrinos)? Und welche neuen Trends und Tendenzen lassen sich beobachten?

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CARPA7 - Elastic Writing in Artistic Research

26. - 28.8.2021, pre-conference on 25.8.2021 | hybrid
Theatre Academy at the University of the Arts Helsinki

The conference invites artist-researchers (individually, as pairs or in panels) from diverse environments to submit presentation proposals related to the themes of the conference’s three different strands. 

The conference addresses its thematic through a threefold grid: Forms of Writing (with No Hands), Dis(guised) Writing and Techno-Writing. 

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Intersection art, society and technology in musical innovation

International Congress

3. - 5.9.2021 | online
IKG Instituto Katarina Gurska

With the social use of technology, interconnectivity and instantaneity, we face the challenge of providing musicians with the necessary concepts and mind-sets to adapt the development of their professional skills to the current paradigm and to understand and creatively deal with the changes within their respective fields. Educational institutions have to search for new concepts of knowledge production and redefine their structures to become hybrid models of think tanks and shelters, laboratories and publishers, funders and archivists at the same time and under one roof. Interdisciplinarity is the keyword of the hour but what are the personal and social prerequisites for a successful integration of the parties involved in contemporary music teaching, practice and musical innovation including all its traditions, cultural backgrounds, instrumentalities and mentalities?

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Music Across the Ocean: Processes of Cultural Exchange in a Transatlantic Space, 1800 - 1950


Interdisziplinäres und internationales Symposium / Interdisciplinary and international symposium

Auf der internationalen interdisziplinären Tagung Music Across the Ocean: Processes of Cultural Exchange in a Transatlantic Space, 1800–1950 sollen musikbezogene transatlantische kulturelle Austauschprozesse in beide Richtungen thematisiert werden, wobei Kultur hier nicht als Zustand oder Bedingung verstanden wird, sondern als Prozess, der mit Phänomenen der Überlappung und Übertragung, der Verflechtung und Aushandlung von Machtverhältnissen (wie etwa der kulturellen Hegemonie) verbunden ist. Mit den Konzepten des kulturellen Austauschs (Burke 2000), des Kulturtransfers (Lüsebrink 2005) und der kulturellen Übersetzung (Bachmann-Medick 2016) seien hier exemplarisch nur einige methodische Anknüpfungspunkte genannt. Austauschprozesse werden in diesem Zusammenhang nicht nur als Transfer von Personen (Musiker:innen, Musiklehrer:innen und -schüler:innen, Musikalienhändler:innen) betrachtet, sondern ebenso auf den Ebenen der transferierten Praktiken (Instrumentenbau, Salonführen, Orchesterleiten, Unterrichten), Medien (Noten, Instrumente, Bilder, Film), Gesellschafts- (Heroenbilder, Kanon, Demokratie) und Raumkonzepte (Privathäuser, Theater, Konzertsäle, Geschäftsräume).

Exchange in a Transatlantic Space, 1800-1950 will address music-related transatlantic cultural exchange processes in both directions, whereby culture is understood here not as a state or condition, but as a process connected with the phenomena of overlapping, transmission, interweaving, and negotiation of power relations (such as cultural hegemony). The concepts of cultural exchange (Burke 2000), cultural transfer (Lüsebrink 2005) and cultural translation (Bachmann-Medick 2016) are just a few examples of possible methodological approaches. In this context, exchange processes are not only regarded as a transfer of individuals (musicians, music teachers and students, music dealers), but likewise on the levels of transferred practices (instrument making, running a musical, orchestra conducting, teaching), media (sheet music, instruments, images, film), concepts of society (heroic images, musical canon, democracy) and spatial contexts (private houses, theaters, concert halls, business premises).

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Fabulation for Future.

International summer school Masterclass Artistic Research in Film and Philosophy 

13. - 23.9.2021
Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF

The international summer school Masterclass Artistic Research in Film and Philosophy "Fabulation for Future" is an invitation to Master, PhD or Postdoc level students and researchers to become part of a fictive “International Committee to Save the Earth through Speculative Fabulation”. 

The Masterclass is divided into two parts: a symposium and a workshop. During both participants will reflect on our changing perception of the earth caused by three interconnected factors: the global ecological crisis, the corona pandemic and the new audiovisual proximity among humans. We are increasingly operating through digital immersion and audiovisual processes while keeping physical distance. At the heart of the Masterclass, then, is the invitation to a collective critical rethinking of the human condition; the development of a post-anthropocentric worldview for a sustainable future on planet Earth, where human and non-human species coexist. The goal is to build on a worldwide network of thinkers and filmmakers. Participants from different continents will collectively develop artistic actions, fabulative concepts, speculative narratives and audiovisual projects involving and challenging the recently emerged digital platforms.

We welcome German and international participants at Master, PhD or Postdoc level from the humanities, film studies, philosophy, literature, media art and film;  they are invited to become part of a fictive “International Committee to Save the Earth through Speculative Fabulation”. Its deputies will meet during the symposium, exchange in form of (audiovisual) talks, and later work together in project groups.

more Information and +CfP (Deadline 22.6.2021)



"Ambivalente (Un-)Sichtbarkeiten"

8. Jahrestagung der ÖGGF

20. - 21.9.2021 | online

Gemeinsame Veranstaltung von Forschungsplattform GAIN – Gender: Ambivalent In_Visibilities der Universität Wien, Referat Genderforschung der Universität Wien und ÖGGF

Prozesse, die intersektional vergeschlechtliche Un_Sichtbarkeiten herbeiführen, sind nicht nur überaus komplex, sondern auch zutiefst ambivalent. Sichtbar zu sein oder zu werden ist eine Voraussetzung für politisches und soziales Wahrgenommenwerden, allerdings übersetzt sich Sichtbarkeit nicht automatisch in politische Handlungsmacht. Zudem gilt: Was an Rechten und sozialer Akzeptanz gewonnen wurde, bleibt nie selbstverständlich. Jene Bewegungen, die sich dem Kampf gegen den „Genderismus“ verschrieben haben, liefern dafür nur die offensichtlichsten Beispiele. Das „Un_Sichtbarwerden“ ist ein Problemkomplex und ein Prozess, der vor dem Hintergrund weitreichender kultureller und sozialer Veränderungen im globalen Maßstab abläuft. Diese werden u.a. angetrieben durch die Ökonomisierung des Sozialen, durch (erzwungene) Migration, religiösen Pluralismus, transnationale Protestbewegungen, neue mediale Technologien und die von ihnen hervorgerufenen Narrationen. Das „Sichtbare“ ist nicht einfach gegeben, sondern das historisch spezifische und kontingente Ergebnis von Prozessen des Sichtbarmachens – und, im Gegenzug, des Unsichtbarmachens an den porös gewordenen Schnittflächen von Öffentlichem und Privatem. Weiters kann Un_sichtbarkeit auch unter spezifischen Bedingungen als Strategie des Widerstands und der Kritik analysiert werden.

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Traversing Topologies: Imagining worlds and knowledge with/through artistic research

SARN Conference

23. - 25.09.2021

Topology is to an equal extent an over- and under-determined topos. It exists nearly independently in various individual disciplines, refers foremost descriptively to the arrangement of things in space-time, takes the surface as its point of departure and seems to be an optimal location for carrying out seemingly objective measurements, rather than being perceived as a formable matrix.

The conference highlights the potential to develop thinking and acting in complex topological-relational networks. It seeks proposals, statements, perspectives and speculations for the intersection of existing knowledge spaces. Superficial cartographies of order are to be unsettled and re-mapped, subjectivized toward the layers that underlie them.

The Swiss Artistic Research Network invites you to create collaborative experiments and rituals in physical and virtual space, to respond to topological conditions together with real and virtual others, and to interact with the landscape that is offered.

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Open-Access-Tage 2021

Universität Bern

Die Open-Access-Tage 2021 werden von der Universitätsbibliothek Bern als Präsenztagung mit Livestreamvom 27. bis 29. September geplant. Je nach Lage werden zwischen 150 bis 300 Personen im Zentrum Paul Klee in Bern an der Tagung teilnehmen können, doch bleibt die Planung flexibel und passt sich den gegebenen Umständen an. Wir werden Sie laufend informieren.

Die Open-Access-Tage sind mit jeweils bis zu 400 Teilnehmer:innen die zentrale jährliche Konferenz zum Thema Open Access im deutschsprachigen Raum. Sie richtet sich an alle, die sich intensiv mit den Möglichkeiten, Bedingungen und Perspektiven des wissenschaftlichen Publizierens befassen. Dazu gehören Mitarbeiter:innen von Bibliotheken und anderen Einrichtungen der Wissenschaftsinfrastruktur und von Verlagen ebenso wie Wissenschaftler:innen und Mitglieder der Wissenschaftsadministration.

Wir laden dazu ein, Beiträge für folgende Formate einzureichen: Vorträge, Workshops, Poster und Tool-Marktplatz.
Die Tagungssprache der Open-Access-Tage 2021 ist Deutsch. Beiträge sind aber auch in englischer Sprache willkommen.


The Open Access Days 2021 take place from September 27 to 29 and are planned by the University Library of Bern as a face-to-face conference with livestreaming. Depending on the situation, 150 to 300 people will be able to attend the conference at the Zentrum Paul Klee in Bern. However, the planning remains flexible and adapts to the given circumstances. We will inform on an ongoing basis.

With up to 400 participants each year, the Open Access Days are the central annual conference on Open Access in the German-speaking world. They are aimed at all people who are intensively involved with the possibilities, conditions and perspectives of scientific publishing. This includes employees of libraries and other institutions of the scientific infrastructure, of publishing houses as well as scientists and members of the scientific administration.

We invite submissions for the following formats: Talks, Workshops, Posters, and Tool Marketplace.
The conference language of the Open Access Days 2021 is German. However, contributions in English are also welcome.




CLARIN Annual Conference 2021


CLARIN2021 is organized for the wider Humanities and Social Sciences communities in order to exchange ideas and experiences with the CLARIN infrastructure. This includes the design, construction and operation of the CLARIN infrastructure, the data, tools and services that it contains or for which their is a need, its actual use by researchers, its relation to other infrastructures and projects, and the CLARIN Knowledge Sharing Infrastructure.

We welcome the following categories of participants to attend the event: authors of accepted papers, members of national consortia and representatives of CLARIN centres as well as representatives from partner organizations. People who have received an invitation to attend the conference will receive registration information from the CLARIN Office or from the national coordinators of their country. Other registration requests can be sent to CLARIN Office (events@clarin.eu), and will be treated on a case by case basis.

Final decision on the conference format will be taken closer to the dates of the event, and all authors of accepted contributions will be provided with a possibility to present their work either in person, or in the virtual context. 

more information and CfP (Deadline 28.4.2021)



Musikwissenschaft nach Beethoven

XVII. Internationaler Kongress der Gesellschaft für Musikforschung

28.9. - 1.10.2021
Beethoven-Haus Bonn

Um der Aktualität von Forschung und Fachdiskussion Rechnung zu tragen, öffnen wir mit diesem zweiten Call for Papers die Programmplanung aber auch für weitere, zusätzliche Beiträge. Es bleibt unser Anliegen, mit dem Bonner Kongress über Beethoven und das „Beethoven Paradigm“ hinaus eine Plattform für die gesamte Vielfalt des Faches, den internationalen Austausch und die fachliche Selbstreflexion zu bieten. Beiträge, die sich mit den massiven Auswirkungen der Pandemie auf die musikalische Kultur auseinandersetzen, sind daher ebenso willkommen wie Beiträge zu Musikkulturen jenseits des Beethovenjubiläums, etwa im Bereich der Popmusikforschung und der Sound Studies.

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Gender in Transformation Processes: Central and Southeast European Perspectives

Interdisciplinary Symposium

30.9. - 2.10.2021
University of Graz

In recent scholarship, in the humanities and social sciences alike, gender has crystallized as a central category through which cultural and social changes can be understood and assessed. In the humanities, “gender in transformation” has been referred to as a separate analytical framework determining how the body is socially constructed and power relations are inscribed, whereas the social sciences have tended to approach gender as essential for understanding a wide range of historical and contemporary changes in social, economic and political structures and practices.

The aim of this conference is to examine the frequently contradictory developments concerning gender and modernization in the South East European region, as well as in the neighbouring Central European countries. Namely, while the “modes of modernity” (Touraine) in different countries that make up these two geographical areas are still very different, in the post-2008 crisis context of an increasingly “regressive modernity” (Nachtwey) and an increased economic migration, there are ever more reasons for researchers to engage in comparative studies. This is especially true in view of the claims that “no road maps are available charting predefined ‘gender routes.’” (Mukhopadhyay et al, 2006) 

We invite scholars working within and across a number of disciplines, methodologies, and intellectual traditions to contribute to the conference.

more information and CfP (Deadline 10.5.2021)



Dialogues: Analyses and Performance

University of Toronto, Faculty of Music

The inaugural edition of the symposium Dialogues: Analysis and Performance will be held October 7–9, 2021, at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Music. We invite proposals on any topic related to the analysis and performance of music, especially encouraging those engaging with repertoire or performance practices from the 20th and 21st centuries.

more Information and +CfP (Deadline 1.6.2021)



To Research or Not To Research in the Post-disciplinary Academy?

X-disciplinary Congress on Artistic Research and Related Matters

14. - 17.10.2021
Vilnius Academy of the Arts

Artists and researchers of any kind are welcome to apply with contributions that discuss urgent matters on the question of artistic research, the nature of its relationship with academia, and to artistic practice, the culture sector, and the art worlds. You can choose yourself what to insert instead of “X” in the x-disciplinary: non-, trans-, post-, un-, inter-, etc.

As a springboard for this conference, we follow the proposal by Charles Esche in ‘Include Me Out: Helping Artists to Undo the Art World’ where he writes of ‘certain educational fundamentals’ including ‘anti-specialization, anti-isolation/anti-autonomy, and anti-hierarchy’[1].
[1] Esche, Charles. 'Include Me Out: Help Artists to Undo the Art World'. In Madoff, S. H. (2009). Art school: (propositions for the 21st century). Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press, p. 102-112. 

more Information and CfP (Deadline 20.6.2021)



ISPS: International Symposium on Performance Science

27. - 30.10.2021
McGill University, Schulich School of Music Montreal

The ISPS 2021 theme, Performance Health and Wellbeing, is intended to encourage discussion and debate on connections between performance, wellbeing and society. Specific research topics, fields of study, and methodological approaches have been left open intentionally to encourage interdisciplinary exchange.

Submissions detailing original research are invited from all performance disciplines, offering new perspectives from across the arts and sciences.

more Information + CfP (Deadline 20.5.2021)



De-/Kolonisierung des Wissens



Mit der geplanten Konferenz wollen wir ein Forum schaffen, um verschiedene dekoloniale Initiativen innerhalb und außerhalb von Hochschulen miteinander ins Gespräch zu bringen. Im Rahmen der Konferenz sollen epistemische Mechanismen der (Neo-)Kolonialisierung sowie Möglichkeiten eines dekolonialisierten Wissens in verschiedensten wissenschaftlichen, künstlerischen und aktivistischen Beiträgen diskutiert und reflektiert werden. Neben der inhaltlichen Auseinandersetzung besteht die Absicht darin, sich besser zu vernetzten, gemeinsam an dekolonialen Wissenspraktiken zu arbeiten und für mehr Diversität im Personal und in den Curricula verschiedener Bildungsinstitutionen zu sorgen.

Die Konferenz ist eine Kooperation zwischen der Universität Wien, der Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien, der Kunst-Universität Linz sowie der WiGiP (Wiener Gesellschaft für interkulturelle Philosophie). 

mehr Information +CfP (deutsch) (Deadline 30.4.2021)



ARTICULATIONS - Theorizing in Practice

24 - 25.11.2021
The Swedish Research Council & Malmö University

Articulation is a central feature of artistic research. Articulation can be regarded as a process where the relationship between different elements is made discernible, tangible and possible to mediate, and where the forms, dependencies and consequences of understanding are made visible. The purpose of this year’s symposium is to open up a dialogue about articulation as “theorising in practice”, about knowledge-related freedoms and opportunities, but perhaps also about the rights and obligations that research entails. How does artistic articulation impact on theory formation and concept development? How can artistic articulation be expanded within other research fields? In what way does artistic research follow up the articulations it develops?

The symposium will focus on the articulations and the theoretical and conceptual development that occurs within the framework for artistic research, but will also critically consider the importance of articulations as knowledge contributions in more general terms.

more Informtion and CfP (Deadline 1 Sepbember 2021)



Rethinking Classical Music Practice

Audience and Community Engagement in Classical Concert Life


Internationale Studien zeigen, dass nur 5 bis 15% der Bevölkerung in Europa und den USA regelmäßig klassische Konzerte besuchen. Der/die durchschnittliche Konzertbesucher_in ist weiß, 55+, wohlhabend und gebildet. Dieser Befund zeigt, dass das klassische Konzert bis heute ein Ort der Distinktion und bürgerlichen Selbstvergewisserung und für einen großen Teil einer diversen spätmodernen Gesellschaft nicht attraktiv ist. Sowohl aus wirtschaftlichen als auch aus kulturpolitischen Gründen müssen sich klassische Musikinstitutionen und ihre Akteur_innen heute – und angesichts der Corona-Pandemie brennender als je zuvor – Gedanken darüber machen, wie sie ein neues Publikum ansprechen und für diverse Communities relevant sein können. Deshalb sind Audience- und Community Engagement Schlüsselbegriffe für das klassische Konzertleben im 21. Jahrhundert.

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Voices of History - History of Voices

Internationales Symposium

29.11. - 1.12.2021

Im Zentrum des ersten Symposiums, das in Kooperation mit dem Institut für Musikwissenschaft und Interpretationsforschung an der mdw veranstaltet wird, stehen aktuelle Fragen und Tendenzen der internationalen Mahler-Forschung vor allem im Hinblick auf die Interpretationsgeschichte von Mahlers Werk. Dieser Zugang wird umfassend verstanden und beinhaltet auch Perspektiven, Fragestellungen und Themen wie

-  Interpretationsanalysen,

-  Werkanalysen vor allem mit Blick auf Interpretationsfragen,

-  philologische Forschungen zur Quellensituation, auch in Verbindung mit der Editionspraxis,

-  Untersuchungen zur Rezeptionsgeschichte in politischem und kulturgeschichtlichem Kontext,

-  Beiträge zur Forschungsgeschichte.

Konferenzsprache sind Deutsch und Englisch. Vorgesehen ist ein Format von 30 Minuten Vortrag und 30 Minuten Diskussion. Beiträge sind auf Wunsch auch virtuell möglich.

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A p a r t - Together - Becoming With

1. - 3.12.2021
Universität Klagenfurt

Gesellschaftskritische Geschlechterforschung als Beitrag zu einer Allianz für die Zukunft
Arbeitstagung: 20 Jahre Universitätszentrum für Frauen*- und Geschlechterstudien an der Universität Klagenfurt.

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Achieving Togetherness in Ensemble Performance Symposium (ATEP)

6.-8.7.2022 @mdw

This symposium centers on how togetherness is achieved and emerges between members of a performing ensemble, and it is perceived by audiences and performers. By bringing together academics, music performers, and teachers from related fields, ATEP aims to offer an interdisciplinary perspective on togetherness in ensemble performance. Disciplines may include music performance, music technology, music education, psychology, sociology, ethnomusicology, audio engineering, acoustics, and computer science, among others.


We welcome submissions relevant to ensemble performance, including but not limited to the following research areas:

  • Ensemble performance and perception
  • Interpersonal dynamics
  • Bodily interactions
  • Performer–audience interactions
  • Teacher–student interactions
  • Timing synchronization
  • (Non)-verbal communications
  • Methodologies for studies of ensemble playing

more Information +CfP (Application period 1.10.21 - 20.2.2022)



Music across Borders

21st Quinquennial Congress of the International Musicological Society


The IMS2022 Program Committee invites proposals from across the musicologies and beyond that spark the following discussions: What research is emerging on the ground in connected histories, border-crossing source studies, media studies, music theories, and local/global studies of music? As we work across genres, practices, spaces real and virtual, hemispheres, beliefs, societies, and systems of knowledge, what relations structure encounters and comparisons? Are they just? How could musicology’s interactions with arts practices, fiction, science, ecology, sociology, health, and law be increased and improved? What techniques allow analytic, historical, and anthropological methods to be intertwined most effectively? How do the practices of musicians on the move–translation, transformation, mediation–inform our theoretical paradigms?

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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. 

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Open Gender Journal

Seit der ersten Veröffentlichung im September 2017 reflektiert OGJ die Breite und Vielfalt des wissenschaftlichen Feldes der Geschlechterforschung ohne thematische Einschränkungen: Im Sinne eines „mega journals“ verzichtet OGJ auf eine Ausgabenbindung und ermöglicht dadurch eine fortlaufende, zeitnahe Erscheinungsweise.
Geschlechterforschung wird dabei als Sammelbegriff für die verschiedenen methodischen und theoretischen Ausrichtungen innerhalb des Feldes verwendet (Frauenforschung, Geschlechterforschung, Genderforschung, Gender Studies, feministische Forschung). Zudem werden folgende Forschungszusammenhänge ausdrücklich miteinbezogen: Queer Studies, Disability Studies, Rassismusforschung, Critical Whiteness, Postcolonial Studies, Diversity Studies, Intersektionale Perspektiven.

Einreichungen laufend möglich

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IMPAR - Online Journal for Artistic Research

ÍMPAR  - Online Journal for Artistic Research is a peer-reviewed journal published twice a year by the IMPAR group of researchers at the University of Aveiro’s branch of INET-md. ÍMPAR is an open access journal that aims to promote, disseminate and discuss performance as artistic research in order to consistently increase the knowledge in this area, with a special focus on the intersections between critical and material thinking, aspects, remix practices and aesthetic appreciation. In this sense, the articles published are relevant to the advancement of the field of artistic research, and to further strengthen the inextricable link between artistic production and research. While the focus of the journal evokes a wide range of topics (such as creativity in performance; experimental, theoretical and philosophical approaches; improvisatory practices, etc.) all topics related to artistic research will be considered. In order to enhance and effectively support the understanding of their argument, authors are encouraged to include audio-visual elements in their manuscripts.

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