Interdisciplinary Conference on Music studies

Friday, June 27, 2014 - 6:00pm to Saturday, June 28, 2014 - 6:00pm


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 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




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

( 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.









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