MMRC – Music and Minorities Research Center (Wittgenstein Project)


The MMRC – Music and Minorities Research Center (Wittgenstein Project) was founded and is led by Ursula Hemetek, who was awarded the Wittgenstein Award by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) in 2018. Its goal is continuing the ethnomusicological minority research which has been developed by Ursula Hemetek, and creating a structural basis for it. The intention is to sustainably establish this field of research with an emphasis on its socio-political application.

The award to Ursula Hemetek represented a premiere in several ways: since the introduction of the prize in 1996, it was not only the first time that the award went to a scholar in the field of Ethnomusicology, but also the first time that a researcher at an art university received this high distinction. It is therefore all the more important that the establishment of the MMRC at the mdw - University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna should also give important impulses to research at this university.

At present, the MMRC is still part of the department, from 2020 it will be a separate organizational unit within the mdw - University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna.

Further details on the MMRC, its advisory board, research issues, and planned activities will be presented at the kick-off event on November 29, 2019, 10:00 a.m. – we are hoping for your attendance!

If you are interested in further information on the Research Center or have any questions, please feel free to contact the MMRC team at mmrc@mdw.ac.at!

 

► portrait film Wittgenstein Award