CFP: Mediality of Music Cognition and Aisthesis, Univ. of Cologne, Feb 2010

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Oct 29, 2009, 9:34:40 AM10/29/09
Call for Papers
Extended Deadline: November 30, 2009

International Conference
Mediality of Music Cognition and Aisthesis (MeMCA)
February 19-20, 2010
University of Cologne, Cologne (Köln), Germany

The conference “Mediality of Music Cognition and Aisthesis” (MeMCA) intends to bring together researchers interested in intradisciplinary studies of music, media, cognition, and aesthetics and in the convergence of the humanities, philosophy, cognitive science, anthropology and the neurosciences. “Mediality”, a term borrowed from media theory, serves as a generic concept to place emphasis on the idea that media, whether technological or symbolic, are essential to bringing about musical information, meaning, concepts, or intentions in the processes of music cognition and aesthetic perception of music, i.e. music aisthesis. Especially, papers are welcome that deal with the question of how mediality might be related to situatedness, embodiment and interaction.

Please send an abstract (300-500 words and references) and a short CV as an rtf or pdf document no later than November 30, 2009 by email to Jin Hyun Kim ( at

PhD candidates’ and advanced master students’ contributions are highly recommended. For more information on students’ contributions don’t hesitate to contact Julia Wewers (julia-wewers at

Selected papers presented at the conference will be published.

Dr. Jin Hyun Kim ( at
Prof. Dr. Uwe Seifert (u.seifert at
Systematic Musicology
University of Cologne
50923 Cologne (Köln)

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