Konferenzen, CfP

Conferences, 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



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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Journal of Artistic Research

Open Call:

  • JAR 26 (first issue of 2022):  31.5.2021

Expositions can be submitted until midnight in your local time zone.

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Lecture Series Art - Research - Gender: Who has the Freedom to Care, or Not to Care?

Call for Papers for the study year 2021/22, University of Applied Arts Vienna

In the upcoming academic year 2021/22 we would like to explore, through lectures and artistic contributions, the issue of “Who has the Freedom to Care, or Not to Care?”. According to the definition of political scientist Joan Tronto, to care is “everything that we do to maintain, continue and repair ‘our world’ so that we can live in it as well as possible. That world includes our bodies, our selves, and our environment, all of which we seek to interweave in a complex, life-sustaining web.”1 Against the backdrop of the current measures to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, the freedom to move and meet in private or in public spaces is temporarily restricted. These restrictions highlight more than ever the different “worlds” we live in and the scope of each of these living environments.

Deadline 9.4.2021




Aspekte softwaregestützter Interpretationsforschung: Grundsätze, Desiderate, Grenzen

9.-10.4.2021 | online

Das Format der Zoom-Konferenz hat sich in der Corona-Pandemie an vielen Stellen des Wissenschaftsbetriebes als tragfähig erwiesen. Es soll hier für den Austausch und die Weiterentwicklung von Forschungswissen im Bereich der empirischen Interpretationsforschung sowie insbesondere der softwaregestützten Tempo- und Klanganalyse eingesetzt werden.

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"universum rei harmonicae concentrum absolvunt"

Das Cembalo im 16. Jahrhundert / The Harpsichord in the 16th century

22. - 24.4.2021
Internationale Tagung

Die dreitägige Konferenz wird Vorträge (Dauer 30 Min.), Lecture Recitals (45 Min.) und Work- shops umfassen, Konferenzsprachen sind Englisch und Deutsch. Wir laden zu Beiträgen zu fol- genden Themenbereichen ein: Stil- und Repertoirefragen, Aufführungspraxis, Organologie bzw. Bautechnik und -geschichte sowie Verbreitung, musikalische Funktion, soziale und kul- turelle Bedeutung von gezupften Tasteninstrumente im 16. Jahrhundert.

This conference aims to bring together interested scholars, performers and instrument makers/restorers to further the exploration of the repertoire and its appropriate instruments. The three days will include papers (30 minutes), lecture recitals (45 minutes), and workshops. The conference languages will be German and English. We particularly encourage proposals on style, repertoire, and performance practice, as well as organology and (the history of) in- strument building, the dissemination, musical function, and cultural significance of plucked keyboard instruments.

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Zones of Interference. International Online-Symposium on Artistic Research in Film and Philosophy


Gilles Deleuze is one of the most important philosophers of the 20th century and is characterized by a way of thinking that seeks a renewal of philosophy through dialogue with science and art. Film is of particular importance in Deleuze's philosophy of art. In his books on cinema, he refers to the interference of various creative practices, including philosophy which invents and creates concepts. Thereby Deleuze defines film explicitly as a "new practice of images and signs" and projects a zone where film can become a new means of philosophical expression. Conversely, Deleuze's thinking, its methods and worldwide reception have gained international importance for artistic researchers: artistic research intertwines discursive and non-discursive processes and outputs. The symposium aims to use Deleuze's thinking of interference as a starting point for reflection on artistic research in film and philosophy. We want to focus in particular on the role of philosophical thinking as a creative practice and method of artistic research, as well as on film as a form of doing philosophy.

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Muße, Musen und das Müssen. Wissen und Geschlecht in Musik* Theater* Film*


Interdisziplinäre Ringvorlesungstagung mit Beiträgen von Doris Ingrisch, Marion Mangelsdorf, Mara Mattuschka, Jürgen Oberschmidt, Katja Rothe, Iris ter Schiphorst, Doris Uhlich und Gabriele Wappel

Konzept: Andrea Ellmeier, Doris Ingrisch

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Contesting Border Regimes - Sounds and Images

Symposium Transkulturalität


Das Projekt Transkulturalität_mdw konnte in den sechs Jahren seines bisherigen Bestehens wichtige Impulse innerhalb und außerhalb der mdw setzen. Vom WS 2014/15 bis zum SS 2018 wurde jedes Semester die Ringvorlesungreihe Transkulturalität_mdw angeboten. Im Studienjahr 2018/19 fand die Ringvorlesung erstmals in Form eines zweitägigen öffentlichen Symposiums, ►„Decolonising of Knowledges”, statt. Das nächste Symposium wird am 7. und 8. Mai 2021 stattfinden und ist Teil des Curriculums des ►Masterstudiengangs Ethnomusikologie, der seit dem Wintersemester 2019/20 angeboten wird.

Die Videos des Symposiums von Mai 2019 sind auf der ►mdwMediathek verfügbar.

Die Publikation Transkulturelle Erkundungen – Wissenschaftlich-künstlerische Perspektiven steht als ►kostenloser Download zur Verfügung.


The project Transculturality_mdw was able to give important impulses inside and outside the mdw in the past six years. From WS 2014/15 to SS 2018, the lecture series Transculturality_mdw was offered every semester. In the academic year 2018/19, the lecture series took place as a two-day public symposium, ►"Decolonising of Knowledges", for the first time. The next symposium will take place in 7 and 8 May 2021 and will be part of the curriculum of the ►master’s degree programme in Ethnomusicology, which started in winter semester 2019/20.

The videos of the symposium "Decolonising of Knowledges" for May 2019 are available ►here.

The publication Transkulturelle Erkundungen - Wissenschaftlich-künstlerische Perspektiven is available as a ►free download.




10th ELIA Academy

19. - 21.5.2021

Hosted by LUCA School of Arts and KU Leuven Faculty of Architecture.
ELIA Academy brings together lecturers and students to exchange teaching and learning practices in higher arts education.
Representatives of ELIA member institutions are invited to contribute to the next edition’s programme, exploring the idea of transferable creative intelligence and the concept of the ‘extended artist’.

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VIS#7:Metamorphoses - Tales of the Ever-Changing.

Nordic Journal for Artistic Research

Open Call for Submissions

VIS – Nordic Journal for Artistic Research is a biannual artistic research journal published by Stockholm University of the Arts and Norwegian Artistic Research Programme, Diku. VIS is now looking to receive submissions to its seventh issue, edited by Anna Lindal, with the theme “Metamorphoses – Tales of the Ever-changing”.

In the VIS #7 call we propose the theme Metamorphosis. The idea of transformation and metamorphosis underpins almost all human creation and expression and has been present in the arts since Ovid’s time.

But is the trope of metamorphosis still relevant or has it become obsolete in a post-internet era where time, information and art are seamlessly intertwined and where transformation is increasingly present in the everyday life? Alternatively, are contemporary artistic practices particularly well-suited to deal with this ever-present dynamism? VIS #7 wants to construct a volume that will embody the ways in which the modes of disseminating artistic research are themselves subject to flux and metamorphosis.

Submissions are received through the Research Catalogue.

Deadline 1.6.2021




VRAHM! Virtual Reality & Arts Festival

Hamburg Obehafen/Hybrid

VRHAM! is the world's first festival exhibiting VR-artists and their artworks. Only a few years after its foundation, VRHAM! is already established as an important date in the international VR art scene. We embrace showcasing all kinds of immersive art forms in our annual festival and present the virtual works in innovative installations. 


For the upcoming festival edition from 4 – 12 June 2021 we are looking for exciting artists from Europe who are working in the field of the performing arts experimenting with Virtual and Augmented Reality. Together with our cooperation partner Institut für theatrale Zukunftsforschung at Zimmertheater Tübingen we give two creative teams the opportunity to (further) develop an innovative performative project in the field of XR-Art.

What potential does virtual reality have for the performing arts? How can XR be integrated into performative formats? And how can these projects be experienced by means of virtual access points? The one-week residencies will take place between 1 – 16 May 2021 in Tübingen/Germany. A renowned international mentor will accompany the teams and a work status of the residencies will be showcased within the opening weekend of VRHAM! Festival. The teams (up to 4 persons) will each receive a production budget of 1.500,- € for the residency, furthermore travel expenses and accommodation will be covered. 

more Information & CfP (Deadline 31.3.2021)



Performance Philosophy Problems: How Does Performance Philospohy Collaborate?

9 - 12.6.2021
University of the Arts Helsinki

Our times have generated problems, the scope, depth, complexity and ubiquity of which are surpassing traditional procedures for solving them. As the problems we face change in nature so too must our ways of dealing with them. Global problems require new modes of collaboration, transversal combinations and inclusiveness, enabling all kinds of agents from different fields to unite their experiences and efforts. At the same time, existing organisations are compelled to rethink their reasons for existence, their values and ways of functioning. Performance Philosophy is not immune to this challenge.

The 6th Performance Philosophy biennial asks: what kinds of problems does working in the field of performance philosophy lead us to encounter and to articulate, and what tools does it provide to deal with them? The conference invites its participants – artists, philosophers, scholars, artist-researchers and performance philosophers, regardless of any particular genre, school or discipline – to articulate the range of performance philosophy problems, whose treatment calls for dialogue and collaboration between philosophy and the performing arts.

Performance Philosophy Problems welcomes two types of proposals:

  • individual & panel proposals
  • PPP Key Groups proposals

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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

more Information and CfP (Deadline 16.3.2021)



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.

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

24. - 25.6.2021

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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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.

more Information & CfP (Deadline 1.4.2021)



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




IFK Sommerakademie: Transformationen kultureller und gesellschaftlicher Mobilität 


Mobilität ist ein vielgestaltiges Phänomen, das nicht nur fast alle Lebensbereiche betrifft, sondern auch zahlreiche Disziplinen, die im neuen Forschungsfeld der „Mobility Studies“ zusammenkommen. Die vielfältige Zusammensetzung der Faculty aus Geografie, Medien-, Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaften soll möglichst viele
NachwuchswissenschafterInnen zur Teilnahme anregen. Die Arbeitssprache ist Deutsch, Bewerbungen  aus dem nicht-deutschsprachigen Raum sind jedoch willkommen.

Mit der seit 2003 jährlich stattfindenden Akademie will das IFK folgende Ziele erreichen:

  • Stärkung kulturwissenschaftlicher Verfahren und Perspektiven in den Geistes-, Kunst- und Sozialwissenschaften

  • Nachwuchsförderung durch intensive Zusammenarbeit von jungen und arrivierten ForscherInnen

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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)

Derzeit können Proposals für die folgenden Calls eingereicht werden:

  • „Rekonfigurationen von Grenz- und Care-Regimen in Zeiten von Corona / Reconfigurations of border and care regimes in Corona times” (Plenarveranstaltung)
  • Solidarität(en) im Kontext multipler Ungleichheitsverhältnisse

Deadline: 31.3.2021

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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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"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.

mehr Information und CfP (Deadline 8.3.2021)



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.

more Information and CfP (Deadline 31.3.2021)



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.

mehrmore +CfP (Deadline 19.4.2021)



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 14.4.2021)



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)



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)



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.

mehr Information und CfP (Deadline 11.4.2021)



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)



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.

Einreichungen laufend möglich

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