Programme 2023

Schedule (all times CET):

Friday, 5 May 2023
Fanny Hensel Hall

3.00–3.30 pm Opening

Welcome Address: Gerda Müller, Vice Rector for Organisational Development, Gender & Diversity, mdw – University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna

Introductory Remarks: Marko Kölbl, Director of the Department of Folk Music Research and Ethnomusicology, mdw – University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna

3.30–4.45 pm
Chair: Marko Kölbl

Paper Presentation: Sinthujan Varatharajah, Independent Scholar, Berlin
Music and Colonial Modernity


Arthouse Cinema mdw
5.15–6.55 pm
Film Screening: ► “Aşk, Mark ve Ölüm – Liebe, D-Mark und Tod” by Cem Kaya

7.00–7.30 pm
Talk with the Director.
Hande Sağlam talks with Cem Kaya. 


Saturday, 6 May 2023
Fanny Hensel Hall

10.30 am–11.45 am
Chair: Ursula Hemetek

Paper Presentation: Carol Silverman, University of Oregon
Intersectionality and Balkan Romani Activism: Musicians Respond to Xenophobia

12.00–1.45 pm
Chair: Evelyn Annuß

Paper Presentation: Kim Vaz-Deville, Xavier University of Louisiana
“Coming Out the Door”: Baby Dolls and Triumphal Entry on Mardi Gras Day

Paper Presentation: Rebecca Snedeker, Tulane University
The L’Union Creole Spring Concert Series: Love and Life on the Cornerstore Dancefloor

1.45–3.00 pm
Lunch Break

3.00–4.15 pm
Chair: Lisa Gaupp

Paper Presentation: Diljeet Kaur Bhachu, Musicians’ Union, UK
I Thought It Was Normal to Be the Only One: On Becoming Aware of Racism

4.30–6.00 pm
Chair: Marko Kölbl
Panel Discussion: Shanti Suki Osman, Seba Kayan, Diljeet Kaur Bhachu, Asma Aiad
Diversity WTF – Forms of Exclusion in Music and Art Universities

Banquet Hall
6.00–7.00 pm

7.00–8.30 pm
Artistic Performance by Seba Kayan and EsRAP curated by Salam Oida

9.00 pm Party in collaboration with Salam Orient at Spektakel Wien (Hamburgerstraße 14, 1050 Wien)