isaScience Conference

isaScience is mdw's international conference for interdisciplinary research on music and performing arts. We invite scholars, artists, and activists from various disciplinary and academic levels to join the discourse on isa's annual thematic focus. Since 2013 isaScience is part of isa, the international summer academy of mdw – University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, Austria. From 2013 to 2017 Ursula Hemetek and Cornelia Szabó-Knotik organised the conference programme.

Organisers of isaScience:
Dagmar Abfalter, Marko Kölbl, Rosa Reitsamer, Fritz Trümpi


isaScience 2020 digital

Thank you very much for having joined us at the isaScience digital on 19 August 2020 with a lecture by Mina Yang on Beethoven and the Dangers of Hero Discourses!

Watch the video of Mina Yang's lecture here!


isaScience 2021

Due to the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic and especially due to the persisting international travel restrictions, the isaScience conference board has taken the decision to postpone the isaScience 2020 conference on "Heroes, Canons, Cults. Critical Inquiries" from August 2020 to 11-15 August 2021.

The Call for Papers remains open until 28 February 2021.



isaScience at Hotel Marienhof since 2018

Kontakt: Karoline Feyertag
Stabstelle Forschungsförderung
Tel: +43 1 711 55-5113
Mobil: +43 664 88 79 08 72