After completion of the course, the student:
- has knowledge of the role of cultural institutions in the history of music and the broader humanities;
- has developed an individual research project related to the study of cultural institutions;
- has learned to professionally communicate insights, reflections, and questions about given topics in oral presentations and discussions as well as academic writing;
- is able to present an academic conference paper in accordance with prevailing international standards in the English language.
This course is mandatory for students of the RMA Musicology programme and open for students from the RMA programmes Art History, MAPS, History, Philosophy and NLC. KUEM students need to contact the course coordinator before enrolling. The ability to read music notation is not required. Entrance requirements for Exchange Students will be checked by International Office and the programme coordinator. You do not need to contact the programme coordinator yourself.|
This multidisciplinary research seminar is designed to provide students with an awareness of the nature, purpose, and functioning of salient production systems (“institutions”) of cultural commodities/objects and services/performances. The seminar provides members with a cutting-edge, dynamic matrix that will allow them to comprehend cultural production in a transdisciplinary manner within the context of the humanities in general, and their chosen field of study in particular. To this end, the course begins by introducing different theoretical frameworks that will be tested and refined by jointly examining four case studies. Though the case studies focus on institutions which interact with sound- or music-related cultural products, from symphony orchestras to museums to the law, students from other fields are welcome to apply the perspectives gained to their own expertise.
Career orientation: |
Training in written and oral presentation of research.