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Department of

Dramaturgy and Musicology

About Dramaturgy and Musicology

The Department of Dramaturgy and Musicology is one of the nine departments at the School of Communication and Culture at Aarhus University. There are about 30 researchers, teachers and PhD students affiliated with the department, 18 of whom are tenured. They teach and supervise more than 400 students of musicology and dramaturgy.

The department is located in the beautiful old barracks on Langelandsgade, where there is a vibrant environment for both teachers and students alongside the other aesthetic and artistic subjects.

Research environment and collaboration

The researchers at the department work with researchers from other departments in cross-disciplinary research programmes such as: Cultural Transformations; Fiction and Fictionality; Modernity and Cultural Transfer; Globalisation, Migration and Memory; and Mediality, Materiality and Aesthetic Meaning.

The department’s teachers and researchers are very involved in cultural activities and have strong relationships and partnerships with institutions of culture such as the European Capital of Culture 2017, ILT, the Odin Theatre, the Aarhus Vocal Festival and the SPOT Festival.

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Upcoming events at the department

Thu 30 Sep
14:15-16:00 | School of Communication and Culture, Aarhus University, Langelandsgade 139, Building 1584, Room 116, 8000 Aarhus C
Nora Sternfeld: The Para-Museum and the Spectres of Infrastructure
Aesthetic Seminar are organized by Anika Marschall (Post.Doc, Dramaturgy), Peter M. Boenisch (Professor, Dramaturgy) and Karen-Margrethe Simonsen (Associate Professor, Comparative Literature) for the School of Communication and Culture, Aarhus University.
Thu 14 Oct
14:15-16:00 | School of Communication and Culture, Aarhus University, Langelandsgade 139, Building 1584, Room 126, 8000 Aarhus C
Maaike Bleeker: On Being Implicated
Aesthetic Seminar are organized by Anika Marschall (Post.Doc, Dramaturgy), Peter M. Boenisch (Professor, Dramaturgy) and Karen-Margrethe Simonsen (Associate Professor, Comparative Literature) for the School of Communication and Culture, Aarhus University.
Thu 04 Nov
14:15-16:00 | School of Communication and Culture, Aarhus University, Langelandsgade 139, Building 1584, Room 126, 8000 Aarhus C
Angela Rawlings: Ecopoethics in Action
Aesthetic Seminar are organized by Anika Marschall (Post.Doc, Dramaturgy), Peter M. Boenisch (Professor, Dramaturgy) and Karen-Margrethe Simonsen (Associate Professor, Comparative Literature) for the School of Communication and Culture, Aarhus University.
Thu 11 Nov
13:00-19:00 | Building 1441, Room 112 (AUD 2). Tåsingegade, 8000 Aarhus C
Digital Music Socialities
Cultural Transformations Event
Thu 11 Nov
14:15-16:00 | School of Communication and Culture, Aarhus University, Langelandsgade 139, Building 1584, Room 126, 8000 Aarhus C
Heba Y. Amin, Artistic Research: Politics, Technology and Architecture
Aesthetic Seminar are organized by Anika Marschall (Post.Doc, Dramaturgy), Peter M. Boenisch (Professor, Dramaturgy) and Karen-Margrethe Simonsen (Associate Professor, Comparative Literature) for the School of Communication and Culture, Aarhus University.
Thu 18 Nov
14:15-16:00 | School of Communication and Culture, Aarhus University, Langelandsgade 139, Building 1584, Room 126, 8000 Aarhus C
Diana González Martín, Aesthetics of Effect: How to Research What Theatre Provokes in Us and What We Do to Theatre. On Activist Theatre and Clown Interventions
Aesthetic Seminar are organized by Anika Marschall (Post.Doc, Dramaturgy), Peter M. Boenisch (Professor, Dramaturgy) and Karen-Margrethe Simonsen (Associate Professor, Comparative Literature) for the School of Communication and Culture, Aarhus University.
Thu 25 Nov
14:15-16:00 | School of Communication and Culture, Aarhus University, Langelandsgade 139, Building 1584, Room 116, 8000 Aarhus C
Mads Thygesen: Art Education and Artistic Research – on the current State of Artistic Research in the Theatre and Dance Institutions of Higher Education
Aesthetic Seminar are organized by Anika Marschall (Post.Doc, Dramaturgy), Peter M. Boenisch (Professor, Dramaturgy) and Karen-Margrethe Simonsen (Associate Professor, Comparative Literature) for the School of Communication and Culture, Aarhus University.