Welcome to SysMus11!
After three successful SysMus conferences in Graz, Austria (2008), Ghent, Belgium (2009) and Cambridge, UK (2010),
the fourth international conference of students of systematic musicology (SysMus11) will take place in Cologne, Germany, in October 2011.
We invite PhD and advanced Master students of systematic musicology and students coming from other related disciplines to present their ongoing research in a friendly environment.
Systematic musicologists study the phenomenon of music in its general rather than specific manifestations. Systematic musicology connects diverse epistemologies and methodologies from the sciences and the humanities to create a fundamental and transdisciplinary research field. It involves different paradigms and methods from empirical psychology and sociology, acoustics, physiology, neurosciences, cognitive sciences, computing and technology as well as philosophical aesthetics, theoretical sociology, semiotics, hermeneutics, music criticism, cultural and gender studies and other disciplines.
The conference intends to bring together international students with top researchers in the field to create a wide research network. It aims to promote the interdisciplinary character of systematic musicology in the long term by training the next generation of academics. SysMus11 offers the publication and presentation of peer-reviewed papers and posters, keynote speeches from internationally renowned music researchers, workshops and social activities.
For more information about SysMus please visit the conference series website.
We would like to welcome you in Cologne!