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Interdisciplinary Conference on Music studies, Vienna, Austria

Centre for Research in Social sciences and Humanities

www.socialsciencesandhumanities.com

 

is inviting paper/panel proposals for

 

Interdisciplinary Conference on Music studies to be held in

Vienna, Austria, 28-29-06. 2014.

Conference venue: ***** Hotel Ambassador Vienna, A-1010 Wien, Kärntner Straße 22 / Neuer Markt 5, Austria, http://www.ambassador.at/

 

Music significantly shapes our daily lives, and we are surrounded with music every day. Level of attachment to music goes that far that young population in one study stated if on a Desert Island they would miss music the most (Bahanovich & Collopy, 2009). Music affects our identity creation, and it sends messages about us as people, i.e. what we listen may show who we really are. In younger age, music contributes to the level of acceptance and/or rejection of peers and music is considered being one of the key elements of life of youngsters. In more mature age, we still enjoy music by attending concerts, listening to music on the radio, and whether we know it or not, music is forming our daily lives.

In schools, we take music classes meant to teach us how to appreciate music, and how to form a sense for aesthetics. Music is also often part of tourist offers where countries are presenting themselves as musical, and where they express pride for having high-class composers.

These and other issues are the subjects of discussion at our conference. Papers are invited (but not limited to) for the following panels:

 

Music and education

 

Music and culture

 

Music and meaning

 

Music and nationalism

 

History of Music

 

Music and the WWII

 

Music and youth

 

Music and identity

 

Music and fashion

 

Volk music

 

Music awards

 

Media and music

 

Methodology in researching music

 

Classic music: past, present and future

 

Minority music

 

Diaspora music

 

Concert life in history and at present

 

European music

 

American music

 

Psychology of music

 

Music taste

 

Aesthetics

 

Music and tourism

 

Prospective participants are also welcome to submit proposals for their own panels.

 

Submissions of abstracts (up to 500 words), short bios (up to 100 words), and email contact should be sent to Dr Martina Topić

(martina@socialsciencesandhumanities.com) by 20th May 2014. Decisions will be made by 25th May 2014, and payment of the conference fee has to be made by 1st June 2014.  Panel proposals should be sent by 15th April 2014. When we receive four or five quality papers for a whole panel, we will send notification of acceptance earlier.

 

Finalised Conference programme will be available by 15th June 2014. Early decisions are available for participants with EU visa requirements, and for panel proposals.

 

Participants should indicate in their applications whether they would like to chair one of the existing panels (if not proposing their own panel) and whether they plan to submit a paper for publication.

 

The Centre plans to establish a peer review journal, as well as publish working papers and edited volumes. Conference papers will be considered for publication.

 

We welcome paper proposals from scholars, NGO activists, Master and PhD students, and independent researchers.

 

Conference fee is EUR 290, and it includes

 

The registration fee

 

Conference bag and folder with materials

 

Conference publication

 

Access to the newsletter, and electronic editions of the Centre

 

Opportunity for participating in future activities of the Centre (research & co-editing proceedings)

 

Discount towards participation fee for future conferences

 

Conference drinks (mineral water and fruit juice)

 

Coffee-break morning with drinks and pastries

 

Buffet Lunch

 

Coffee-break afternoon with drinks and pastries

 

Buffet Dinner

 

WLAN during the conference

 

Conference rate for rooms

 

Certificate of attendance

 

Centre for Research in Humanities and Social Sciences is a private institution founded in December 2013 in Croatia (EU).

We selected Austria as a place for hosting conferences due to Austria’s favourable geographic position, and liberal Visa regime for conference participants with EU Visa requirements.

 

Unfortunately, the Centre has no available funds for covering transport and accommodation in Austria. Participants are responsible for finding funding to cover transportation and accommodation costs during the whole period of the conference.

 

The Centre will not discriminate based on the origin and/or methodological/paradigmatic approach of prospective conference participants.

 

Conference drinks, coffee breaks, lunches and dinners are covered for both days of the conference.