Site under re-construction

 

 

Interdisciplinary Research Centre Metamorphic Changes in the Arts (2004-2009)

The IRCM was founded in 2004 as one of the first research centres at Salzburg University. In 2010 the centre was transformed into the Department Arts & Aesthetics at the transdisciplinary Schwerpunkt Wissenschaft und Kunst, jointly run by the University of Salzburg and the University Mozarteum.

 

The IRCM is an interdisciplinary research centre that forms the core of the University Schwerpunkt “Wissenschaft und Kunst”. Situated in the city of Salzburg, whose cultural and commercial life is largely dominated by the practice, performance, and promotion of the arts, its aim is to explore the multiple levels of interaction between the theory and practice of art.

The IRCM examines phenomena of cultural, social and aesthetic transformation from antiquity to the present. To this end it looks upon Ovid’s Metamorphoses as a reference text in Western culture that is predicated on the principle of permanent change.

The IRCM concentrates on the concept of metamorphosis from the perspectives of production, reception, and perception.

At present, research at the IRCM is conducted by members from the departments of ■ Classical Philology ■ Educational Science and Cultural Sociology ■ Linguistics ■ German Studies ■ Romance Studies ■ English ■ Fine Arts, Musicology, and Dance ■ Philosophy ■ Psychology ■ Music in Education. 

Aims
• the creation of a centre of excellence
• the promotion of first-rate research
• the development of new theoretical approaches in the humanities and cultural studies
• the setting-up and extension of international links
• the internationalisation of the planned research
• concerted efforts to encourage young researchers
• the institution of postgraduate/PhD networks

Activities
• coordinated interdisciplinary research
• interconnected case studies
• publications
• the edition of the series Wissenschaft und Kunst (Universitätsverlag Winter, Heidelberg)
• the holding of regular workshops
• international conferences
• the organisation of public events 

Research Programme 
The research programme of the IRCM comprises six interrelated research axes: 
Theory of Metamorphosis
Body Transformations
Reception as Metamorphosis
Production as Metamorphosis
The Concept of a Work of Art
Identity and Mental Transformations

  • News
    With the PLUS Talk, a new form of communication was introduced to the Paris Lodron University of Salzburg in 2020. Within the framework of this format members of the rectorate discuss certain key issues with employees of the PLUS, students and public representatives. The discussions take place LIVE and offer participants the opportunity to ask questions on current topics.
    On Wednesday 17th March 2021 PLUS is holding a virtual open day and warmly invites all interested pupils and final year classes offenen. Further information can be found under www.uni-salzburg.at/openday.
    After talks with the ministry and intensive consultation with the deans, the rectorate of the Paris Lodron University of Salzburg has decided that exams should generally only be conducted online at the moment. The following points apply here:
    There are numerous challenges in everyday elementary education, not only in Corona times. The art lies in dealing constructively with challenging situations. The fourth day of elementary education in Salzburg on 22nd January 2021, which will take place in digital form due to the pandemic-related measures, is dedicated to the topic of "Dealing with challenges in a solution-oriented way - competently and safely".
    Dialogue and Liberation in a Digital Future - Place and time: Paris Lodron University Salzburg; 14-16 October 2021 - Contact: markus.maier@stud.sbg.ac.at
    As part of the series "MUSIC & MEDICINE“ the science and art cooperation focus group is organising a total of three online lectures in January and February 2021.
    INTERDISCIPLINARY CONGRESS under the leadership of Reinhard Heinisch, Reinhard Klaushofer, Christoph Kühberger and Margit Reiter
    Prof. Dr. Hans van Ess (Vice President of the Ludwig Maximilians University and Professor at the Institute for Sinology) with the topic "New Confucianism in the 21st Century" on Tuesday, 19 January, 2021 at 6:00 pm.
    As part of the series „MUSIC & MEDICINE“ the cooperation focus group science and art is organising another online lecture on the 27th January 2021.
    10 am /Online-Matinee with lecture and discussion „Artes“ series with Robert Brennan and Wolf-Dietrich Löhr.
    As part of the series „MUSIC & MEDICINE“ the cooperation focus group science and culture is organising another online lecture on the 3rd February 2021.
    The Law Academy at the University of Salzburg is offering three online seminars in January 2021 on the topics of an update to competition law (antitrust law and UWG) on Friday, 15 January 2021, an update to company law on Friday, 22 January 2021 and an update to warranty law on Friday, 29th January 2021.
    We would like to remind you of the Call for Lectures, which is still open until 28th February. Apply to be a lecturer at the ditact_women‘s IT summer studies, which will take place from the 23rd August.- 04th September 2021 at the University of Salzburg. It is very important to us to also support young female lecturers. E
  • Veranstaltungen
  • 19.01.21 Pecha Kucha - Ideen kurz & knackig präsentieren
    19.01.21 Neukonfuzianismus im 21. Jahrhundert
    20.01.21 Das doing menstruation in der Gesellschaft der Nachhaltigkeit
    20.01.21 Wie wirkt Musik?
    21.01.21 Friderike ›Zweig‹ und weibliche Intellektualität im frühen 20. Jahrhundert
    22.01.21 Friderike ›Zweig‹ und weibliche Intellektualität im frühen 20. Jahrhundert
    22.01.21 Update GmbH-Recht
  • Alumni Club
  • PRESS
  • University of Salzburg's facebook site University of Salzburg's twitter site University of Salzburg's instagram site University of Salzburg's flickr site University of Salzburg's vimeo site