isaScience ist die internationale und interdisziplinäre Sommerkonferenz der mdw – Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien.

Information about Covid-19

These are challenging times in which school closures, quarantines and a lot of uncertainty dominate our daily lives. We are constantly monitoring the situation of Covid-19 and currently remain optimistic that isaScience 2020 can take place in Austria from 12 to 16 August 2020 as planned. However, in view of the uncertainty, we are also carefully investigating and making provisions for alternative scenarios, on which we hope to be able to decide on 15 May 2020. Thank you for your patience!

In the meantime, we encourage the submission of proposals on “Heroes, Canons, Cults. Critical Inquiries”. If your commitments do not allow you to write an abstract by 31st March please send us an expression of interest by 15 April at the latest to participate to support our planning.

Take care of yourself!

Wir laden Forschende, Kunstschaffende und Aktivist_innen aller akademischen Levels aus unterschiedlichen Wissenschaftsdisziplinen mit Bezug auf Musik und darstellende Künste ein, am Diskurs zu den thematischen Schwerpunkten der isaScience teilzunehmen.

Seit 2013 findet isaScience als Teil der isa – Internationale Sommerakademie der mdw – Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien statt.

Zur neuen Website der isaScience:

Leitungsteam der isaScience an der mdw:
Dagmar Abfalter, Marko Kölbl, Rosa Reitsamer, Fritz Trümpi


Call for Papers

isaScience 2020

Heroes, Canons, Cults. Critical Inquiries

Conference date: 12-16 August 2020
Conference venue: Hotel Marienhof, Hauptstraße 71-73, 2651  Reichenau an der Rax, Austria

Keynote speakers:
Esteban Buch (EHESS/France), Milena Dragićević Šešić (University of Arts Belgrade/Serbia), Denise Gill (Stanford/USA), Mina Yang (Minerva/USA)

isaScience since 2013

isaScience19: Just P(l)ay! Music as Labour, Report

isaScience18: Participatory Approaches to Music & Democracy, Report

isaScience17: Motion - Emotion - Movement, Report

isaScience16: Drama - Ritual - Cultic Acts

isaScience15: JUBILEE! Music and Cultural Memory

isaScience14:  Zeitenwenden

isaScience13: Skandal!?



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