Symposium transculturality_mdw 2023

“Music and Racism”

Friday, 5 May 2023, 3:00–7:30 pm CET and Saturday, 6 May 2023, 10:30 am–20:30 pm CET

The event is held in a hybrid format.

► Further information

Contact: Valerie Gföhler | Coordinator for Transculturality_mdw
Department of Folk Music Research and Ethnomusicology
mdw – University for Music and Performing Arts Vienna
Anton-von-Webern-Platz 1, 1030 Vienna


Preparatory Team: Evelyn Annuß, Lisa Gaupp, Valerie Gföhler (coordination), Ursula Hemetek, Therese Kaufmann, Marko Kölbl

The project Transculturality_mdw was able to give important impulses inside and outside the mdw in the past eight 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 5 and 6 May 2023 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 previous symposia are available ►here.

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


Summing up the events of the interdisciplinary lecture series Transkulturalität_mdw 2014-2018, in 2019 the book Transkulturelle Erkundungen – Wissenschaftlich-künstlerische Perspektiven was published: "This publication presents interdisciplinary and international approaches to transculturality, providing contributions from philosophy, political science, ethnomusicology, popular music studies, gender and queer studies, musicology, music pedagogics, postcolonial studies, migration studies and minority studies."

Ursula Hemetek, Daliah Hindler, Harald Huber, Therese Kaufmann, Isolde Malmberg, Hande Sağlam (ed.) (2019): Transkulturelle Erkundungen – Wissenschaftlich-künstlerische Perspektiven. Wien: Böhlau

► Review mdw-webmagazine