A very warm welcome to the scientific summer school of the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna (mdw)!

isaScience brings together research-related mdw departments and their guests from all over the world with isa's young artists for a mutually enriching exchange of ideas. We intend to become an open forum for the music and culture-related academic research community.

isaScience addresses to

  • exponents of the international scholarly community as well as (advanced) interested undergraduate and PhD students, who meet to engage in field-specific and interdisciplinary exchange;
  • isa-participants, who receive background and additional information for expanded artistic reflection and stimulation of their creativity as performers;
  • the interested public, with publicly accessible panel discussions, workshops, presentations and lectures.

Content is geared to isa's respective annual theme.
Participation in all events of isaScience is free of charge and open to all who are

isaScience15: JUBILEE! Music and Cultural Memory
isaScience14: Times of Change

isaScience13: Scandal?!

Call for Applications


Transdiciplinary PhD-Day at isaScience 2017


11 August 2017, Semmering, Austria

Organized by the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna

Grants for travel and accommodation are available

The University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna invites PhD-candidates from the humanities, social sciences and cultural studies to participate in a transdisciplinary one-day Session specially designed for international researchers currently working on their PhD-theses. The event is part of the International Summer School ISA Science 2017 dedicated to the overall topic Motion – Emotion – Movement. The venue of the event is located in the region of Semmering, Lower Austria (10 to 14 August, 2017).


The PhD-Day on 11 August 2017 is intended to give the participants the opportunity to present papers confronting their respective research with the overall theme of ISA Science and to provide an inspiring and challenging forum for cross-disciplinary academic exchange in the unique context of isa. The session will be chaired by Prof. Ursula Hemetek and Prof. Cornelia-Szabo Knotik of the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. Participants are encouraged to participate in the entire programme of isaScience 2017 with an array of lectures, debates, film presentations etc. combining various methodological and disciplinary approaches to the overall subject.

Candidates are invited to submit an abstract of 300 words max. and a short CV including information about their PhD-project until 31 March, 2017 to isa-science-phdday@mdw.ac.at Applications will be notified about their participation before the end of April 2017.

Please note that the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna offers a limited number of grants for travel and accommodation for the entire time of isaScience, which can be applied for upon being accepted to the PhD-Session.



Supported by Lower Austria

Contact Information

Phone: +43 1 71155 3535 or +43 664 887 908 72
Fax: +43 1 71155 3590
E-Mail: isa-science@mdw.ac.at

isaScience Locations

15–18 August 2016
Schloss Reichenau
Schlossplatz 9
2651 Reichenau an der Rax

22 August 2016
Thalhofstraße 23
2651 Reichenau an der Rax