Centre for Research in Social sciences and Humanities
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
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
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
Media and music
Methodology in researching music
Classic music: past, present and future
Concert life in history and at present
Psychology of music
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
(firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
Finalised Conference programme will be available by 15th June 2014.
The Centre has established a peer review journal, and a working paper
series. Conferene papers will be considered.
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
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
Coffee-break afternoon with drinks and pastries
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
Conference drinks, coffee breaks, lunches and dinners are covered for
both days of the conference.
Dr Martina Topić
Centre for Research in Social Sciences and Humanities
Corresponding address and legal info:
Centar za istraživanja
Viktora Kovačića 5
HR - 10 010 Zagreb
Tel. +385 95 904 34 73