Institut für Musikwissenschaft



9. Symposium of the Music & Gender Study Group of the International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM)

13–16 July, 2016

University of Bern, Switzerland

Registration is closed.

The 9th Symposium of the Music & Gender Study Group of the International Council for Traditional Music will be hosted by the Institute of Musicology and the Center for Global Studies at the University of Bern (Switzerland), July 13–16, 2016.

The papers of this conference address gender studies within the frame of current global processes, e.g. migration, transnationalism, diaspora, cross-cultural and/or cross-genre fusions and hybridity. The organizers encouraged especially the use of major analytical frameworks from feminist, masculinity, and queer studies to place musical data into the interdisciplinary conversations on theory. Presenters were invited to relate their papers to one of the following three topics:

  • Gender, Music and Sustainability
  • Music Transmission and Transcultural Studies in Gendered Musical Contexts
  • Studying Music and Gender Worldwide: Snapshots

For more information on the topics see the Call for Papers.

Conference Programme



If you want to participate at the conference, please contact the conference organisation:


To register for the symposium, please fill in the registration form below and send it to

Please also transfer the conference fee (with or without the excursion fee) via PayPal account or via bank account (see details below). 

Deadline for registration and payment is May 7th, 2016.

Please note that you have to be ICTM member to attend the conference.


Conference fee includes technical equipment and service, coffee breaks, evening program, abstract printing and advertising material. Please note that conference registration fees do not include accommodation and travel costs. The excursion fee includes bus, cable car, entrance fees, and excursion guidance.

  Conference fee Excursion fee TOTAL
Ordinary member 50 Euro 30 Euro 80 Euro
Students 25 Euro 30 Euro 55 Euro

To pay via bank account, transfer the conference fee (and excursion fee) to the following bank account:

Bank account details will be provided soon!

To pay via PayPal account, you find below two buttons (marked in German with "Jetzt kaufen") to pay either conference fee only or conference fee and excusion fee together.

Please choose the button for your option, select "regular" or "student" in the drop-down menu and click on the button "Jetzt kaufen" ("Buy now"). You are directed to the PayPal website. 

Registration fee (with excursion)
Registration fee (without excursion)

For any inquiries regarding registration please contact


Program Chair: Anna Hoefnagels,

Local Arrangements Chair: Britta Sweers,

Conference Administration: (Anja Brunner)