The 8thInternational Conference in the Histories of Media Art, Science and Technology.

   Aalborg University, Denmark, August 20-23, 2019

        The 8th International Conference on the Histories of Media Art, Science and Technology – RE:SOUND – will be hosted by RELATE (Research Laboratory for Art and Technology), Aalborg University and will be held at the CREATE campus, Aalborg, Denmark, August 20-23, 2019 in partnership with the STRUER Sound Art Festival and CATCH – Center for Art & Tech in Elsinor. 

    RE:SOUND will host four days with 10 tracks of paper sessions, panels, workshops, practice-based interventions, exhibitions, performances, poster sessions, a PhD workshop and keynotes. The tracks were generated based on the first call for topics contextualized under the wide frame of media art history and sound. Each track has several smaller thematic sessions for submissions that are chaired by experts in the field.

    Through the 10 tracks (listed below), RE:SOUND MAH2019 calls for proposals that revisit and (re)investigate, through a variety of prisms and on a multiplicity of trajectories, the ontologies and epistemologies of Media Art History as a field of practice and research. Moreover, there are also specific calls for proposals investigating sound in Media Art + theories + histories + practices.

    Based on the first call for topics, the call is now open for individual submissions within the following tracks (all of which are further detailed and specified at

    1.    Track: Resounding Media Art: Archaeologies, Indeterminate Textualities, and Possible Futures

    This track will revisit the foundations and formulations, the contextual and epistemological entanglements, of the histories of Media Art.

    2.     Track: Sounding Difference: Gender, Sound, and Technology

    This track calls for proposals that investigate and discuss the histories of women in sound art through academic papers and performances.

    3.     Track:  Sound and Voice: Art Practices and Politics

    This track calls for proposals and participants that explore the histories and contemporaneity of art practices working with sound and voice as a vehicle for memory and political agency.    

    4.    Track: Art and Technology: Histories, Methodologies, Practices

    The track calls for proposals that explore and contextualize the histories, methodologies and practices of art and technology.

    5.    Track: Sound Art Curating. Critical Histories, Strategies and Practices.

    The track calls for proposals that addresses sound curation, which areinvestigating the critical histories of sound art exhibitions and/or exploring the role and influence of the curator on sound art.

    6.    Track: Sound within Bodies, Moist Media Practices, Environment and Life-World: Organisms, Geology and Ecological Niches.

    The track calls for proposals looking closer at the wide area of sound-art based practices and theories that are concerned with embodied, fleshy, moist, medical, scientific, environmental approaches and formulations. The topics may address sound in relation to bodies of biological organisms (human and non-human), natural environment, ecology and geology.

    7.    Track: The Return of the Sonic Real.

    The track calls for proposals that explore New Materialism, Speculative Realism and the phenomenology of sound in sonic practices experimenting and operating in-between the sound object as a vital sonic/material hybrid and the psychology of the sonic real.

    8.    Track: Archive Archives Archiving

    This track calls for proposals that address the situation, histories, and current / future challenges of archives of media art, Topics might include: the challenges of archiving sound, archiving v. collecting, the material/medial condition of archives in general and of sonic objects in particular, leaking archives, post-digital and post-institutional archives.

    9.    Track: General Topics.

    This track calls for proposals that do not fit into any of the tracks above, and that are addressing general topics within the field of the histories of media art, science and technology

    10.  Track: Matters in Flux – Ph.d. Summer Camp in collaboration with CATCH – Centre for Art and Tech

    This track calls for proposals from Ph.D. students working in-between practice and theory for a summer camp at CATCH culminating at the MAH2019.

    DEADLINE for abstracts: 1 November, 2018.

    Notification of acceptance will be announced by 15 December, 2018.

    Individual proposals should consist of a 300-word abstract.    Submitters should upload a short bio file (Word), no longer than ½ page per person. Further details regarding the call and the tracks, including link to the submission

       There will be a call for full papers for a special issue of the Seismograf Journal (, edited by Laura Beloff and Morten Søndergaard, camera ready papers, deadline 1 September 2019.

    There will be other publication opportunities, TBA.


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    The conference will be complemented by a variety of affiliated

    events, including STUER Sound Art Festival, special talks in the B&O Lab, a special track of performances and workshops in the CREATE building, and a Ph.D. workshop at CATCH

    MAH2019 RESOUND Conference Main Chair: Morten SØNDERGAARD. Conference Co-Chair: Laura BELOFF

    Conference Advisory Board:

    Jens HAUSER, Jacob WAMBERG, Ryan NOLAN, Geoff COX, Tanya TOFT AG, Dieter DANIELS, Jan THOBEN, Jacob ERIKSEN (Sound Studies and Sonic Arts, Berlin University of the Arts), Gabriela Aceves SEPÚLVEDA, Luz Maria SANCHEZ CARDONA (UAM, Mexico), Falk HEINRICH, Elizabeth JOCHUM, Palle DAHLSTEDT, Daniel Cermak SASSENRATH, Magdalena ZDRODOWSKA, Jason van EYK, Liora BELFORD, Dolores STEINMAN, Michelle LEWIS-KING, Anna NACHER, Trace REDELL, Eduardo ABRANTES, Birgit Wandahl BUNDESEN, Anita JENSEN, Jakob JAKOBSEN, Dr. Rahma KHAZAM, Carlos ROSAS, Jeppe UGGERHØJ (Artistic Director House of Music, Aalborg), Jacob KREUTZFELT (Director, Struer Sound Festival), Majken OVERGAARD (Program Chair, CATCH), Florian WEIGL (Curator, V2, Rotterdam) and more tba

    Media Art Histories Board (Steering Committee):

       Dr. Andreas BROECKMANN (Leuphana University Lüneburg, GER); Dr. Andres

    BURBANO (Universidad de los Andes, CO); Prof. Dr. Sean CUBITT

    (Goldsmiths University of London, UK); Univ.-Prof. Dr. Oliver GRAU, MAE

    (Danube University, AT); Prof. Dr. Inge HINTERWALDNER (Humboldt

    University, GER); Prof. Dr. Erkki HUHTAMO (University of California Los

    Angeles, US); Prof. Dr. Machiko KUSAHARA (Waseda University Tokyo, JP);

    Prof. Dr. Katja KWASTEK (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, NL);  Prof. Dr.

    Gunalan NADARAJAN (Ann Arbor Art and Design,University of Michigan, US);

    Prof. Dr. Chris SALTER (Concordia University and Hexagram, Montreal,

    CA); Prof. Dr. Paul THOMAS (University of New South Wales, AU)