• General Information

    isaScience is mdw’s international conference for interdisciplinary research on music and performing arts. We invite scholars, artists, and activists from various disciplinary backgrounds 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.

    isaScience 2022 will take place from 31 August to 4 September 2022 in Reichenau/Rax as well as online.

    The Call for Papers will be published soon!

    Complimentary funding will again be available for students and scholars in academic precarity upon acceptance of the proposal and application (if they are able to travel to Reichenau/Rax according to Covid-19 global travel restrictions in effect in August/September 2022).

    For further information please contact

    Link to facebook-page of isaScience


  • Location

    How to get to isaScience?

    Please see all locations here on the map!


    • by train from Vienna Central Station (Hauptbahnhof Wien): Trains serve approx. every 30 minutes the destination of Payerbach-Reichenau, travelling time is approx. 1 hour; find your train and ticket here: ÖBB Austrian Railways
    • by car: Highway S6 (arriving from Vienna on the highway A2 or from Graz on the highway A9), take the exit n°17 – Gloggnitz, direction Gloggnitz, then on B27 to Reichenau/Rax
    • by airplane arriving at Vienna International Airport: Trains run from VIE airport to Vienna Central Station or Wiener Neustadt where you have to change the train for Payerbach-Reichenau
    • by shuttle bus from the trainstation in Payerbach-Reichenau


    The train station for reaching Reichenau/Rax is in Payerbach, both villages ar next to each other and our shuttle busses will connect Payerbach and Reichenau!

  • Organisers & Contact

    Organisers of isaScience:

    Academic Board
    Andrea Glauser
    Marko Kölbl
    Stephanie Probst

    Therese Kaufmann, Research Support Unit of the mdw – University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna

    Karoline Feyertag, Research Support Unit of the mdw – University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna