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Call for Papers: Erschließen, Forschen, Vermitteln: Musikkulturelles Handeln von Frauen zwischen 1800 und 2000 - Hannover 2019

Call for Papers
Erschließen, Forschen, Vermitteln:
Musikkulturelles Handeln von Frauen zwischen 1800 und 2000

Internationale und interdisziplinäre Tagung, 4. bis 6. April 2019,
Forschungszentrum Musik und Gender an der Hochschule für Musik, Theater und
Medien Hannover
Leitung: Dr. Nicole K. Strohmann, Prof. Dr. Susanne Rode-Breymann

Die Tagung beabsichtigt, methodologisch-theoretische Debatten im Bereich der Historischen
Musikwissenschaft weiterzuführen, zu intensivieren und neue Impulse zu initiieren. Daher
sollten die einzelnen Beiträge maßgeblich den Fokus auf die verwendeten Methoden bzw.
den theoretischen Hintergrund ihres jeweiligen Forschungsansatzes legen.

Interessierte Wissenschaftler*innen sind eingeladen, einen Vorschlag für ein 20-minütiges
Referat einzureichen (max. 300 Wörter) oder sich für eine Posterpräsentation (Format DIN
A0) jeweils mit einer Kurzvita bis zum 15. Oktober 2018 an Dr. Nicole K. Strohmann, E-Mail: zu schicken. Über die eingereichten Beiträge wird bis
spätestens Ende Oktober 2018 entschieden.

Konferenzsprachen und Sprachen der Abstracts sind Deutsch und Englisch.

Besonders willkommen sind Beiträge von Nachwuchswissenschaftler*innen. Vorbehaltlich
der erfolgreichen Finanzierung werden Reise- und Übernachtungskosten erstattet.

Eine Buch-Publikation ausgewählter Beiträge ist geplant. Die Deadline für die Einreichung
der Aufsätze ist der 31. Juli 2019. Details hierzu werden rechtzeitig mitgeteilt.

Dr. Nicole K. Strohmann
Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover
Forschungszentrum Musik und Gender (fmg)
Emmichplatz 1
30175 Hannover
Tel.: + 49 (0) 511.3100-7333

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Call for Papers: Masulinities and Their Cliches in Music and Theater


Call for Papers: Masculinities and Their Cliches in Music and Theater

27. and 28. October 2017

University of Music and Performing Arts Graz

Center for Gender Studies

Organization: Prof. Christa Bruestle and Dr. Rosemarie Brucher

CfP Deadline: 23 July 2017

Keynote Speakers: Dr. Ian Biddle (Newcastle University) and Sylka Scholz (Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena)

Within the history of Gender Studies, it is only since the 1970s that “Men’s Studies” have developed, in which the social roles of men, conventional male views of roles and self, and cliches of masculinity are explored. In the German-speaking world, these themes have been scientifically addressed only since the 1990s. In Musicology and Theater Studies, research in masculinity was just taken up around the turn of the millennium. Interest for further investigation has been aroused by the development of discrete studies and overview-giving anthologies addressing themes such as the hegemonic roles of male art producers; various cliched images of masculinity (and femininity) in opera and classical music; in various music cultures; in pop music or jazz; and in the realm of theater and performance.

At the conference planned for October 27th and 28th, which was conceived and organized by the Center for Gender Studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz, the pragmatic, activity-oriented, performative, and discursive development of cliches and stereotypical concepts in music and theater will be thematized.

We invite all advanced students, doctoral candidates, and postdocs in musicology, theater studies, and performance studies to discuss and present their current perspectives on the theme of the conference.

The key questions of the conference are, among others:

·         Which historical cliches or stereotypes are associated with male art producers in music and theater, which still exert their influence today?

·         How can cliches and stereotypes of masculinity in various music genres and music cultures, theater, and performance art be analyzed in order to subject them to lasting and effective criticism and reflection?

·         Which images of masculinity in the production and practice of music and theater subvert the conventional attributes of masculinity (e.g. female masculinities or queer masculinities)?

·         To what extent do stagings of masculinity in opera, theater, or performance art imply new, forward-looking concepts of masculinity/femininity?

·         Which interactions link concepts of masculinity with other identity categories, for example age or race?


Additional related themes could be: manifestations of (masculine) concepts of genius past and present; the image and the effects of “hegemonic masculinity” in various work contexts of music and theater; the role of languages and discourse in existing and future conceptions of masculinity as well as the deconstruction of gender cliches in music and theater; subject, identity images and masculinities in various spheres of activity of music and theater; gender cliches and homosexuality and, respectively, new concepts of masculinity, etc.



Suggestions for 20-minute presentations can be sent to until 23 July 2017 and must contain the following information:

•        title of submission (anonymous)

•        abstract (max. 300 words)

•        four key subject areas enumerating the themes of the talk


A confirmation of the talk’s acceptance will be sent no later than 07 August 2017.


If no other financial support can be obtained, claims for partial reimbursement of travel and accommodation costs will be accepted. Please submit an exact itemized list of the expected costs along with a short request to the above email address.


We will attempt to arrange childcare as needed. Please submit a timely request (no later than 1 September 2017).


For any questions please contact


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Call for Performances: Falling Out of Line. A conference on Music and the Exceptional - 4.-5. December 2015

Falling Out of Line. A conference on Music and the Exceptional
4-5 December 2015

Call for Performances

We welcome submissions from KUG/KFU/TU musicians and performers that engage with the topic of the conference, Music and the Exceptional. Projects that engage with musical themes across multiple disciplines will be given priority. Performers will receive a small honorarium, but accepted applicants will be expected to plan their own travel arrangements and accommodation.

Performances may include:

  •  Musical compositions (instrumental, electronic, etc.)
  •  Musical installations
  •  Video installations
  •  Theatrical performances
  •  Improvisations
  •  Dance
  •  Performance art
  •  Spoken word
  •  Poetry
  • Literature

Deadline for Submission: October 15 to musex2015(at)


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Call for Papers: Falling Out of Line. A conference on Music and the Exceptional - 4.-5. December 2015

Call for Papers: Falling Out of Line. A conference on Music and the Exceptional - 4-5 December 2015

Music is represented historically by examples of exceptionalism (virtuosic, white, middleclass, able-bodied, heterosexual, European men), yet since the 1960s we’ve incorporated various outliers (e.g. female composers, disabled musicians, and various sexual and racial minorities) in an effort to revise this history. In turn, the outliers have become the exceptional; they are now celebrities with a historical presence enabled by the very circumstances that differentiate them. Whether by way of image, body, ideas, sexual history, life style, race, “special” abilities or capabilities, the previously deviant have come to the fore. Are eccentricities a prerequisite for such musical recognition? What traits define people as musically exceptional? What is the necessary background against which to frame musical exceptionalism? Where does one draw the line between the exceptional and the unremarkable? Who decides and why? This conference seeks to explore the history of exceptionalism in music, including the reception of musical works, musical instruments, people, and places.

We invite papers on music in constellation with exceptionalism. Possible topics may include, but are by no means limited to, the following:

  •  Positive and negative connotations of exceptionalism
  •  The exceptional in music marketing
  •  Music and competence
  •  Difference as the exception
  •  Conceiving diversity in a merit-based society
  •  Civil rights and equality
  •  The ethics of the extraordinary
  •  The line between the acceptable and the exceptional in music
  •  Standardization in music education


We welcome submissions for 20-minute papers dealing with music and the exceptional from all relevant disciplines, including musicology, music theory, ethnomusicology, sound studies, disability studies, gender studies, media and communication studies, and philosophy.
Abstracts should be no longer than 300 words, submitted by August 15, 2015 for anonymous review (without identifying the author) to: MusEx2015(at)


We are happy to announce that the conference will provide modest financial support for students or scholars without institutional support. Please indicate in your submission email whether you would like to be considered for financial support, include your institutional affiliation (if any), the stage of your career, and a short description of your financial needs (travel, expenses, etc.). Additionally, we may have the opportunity to offer free childcare and special needs accommodation (e.g. sign language interpretation) for participants, so please also indicate if you require any such services.


For questions, do not hesitate to contact either Anna Benedikt [Anna.Benedikt(at)]or Danielle Sofer [Danielle.Sofer(at)]


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