MedRen 2023 in Munich

Call for Papers

After the expiry of the CfP’s deadline on 31st of January 2023, the programme committee will start reviewing the proposals. We will inform you about the results in March.

Conference Venues

The conference takes place in the buildings of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities inside the Munich Residence. The Residenz is located in the centre of Munich and is easily accessible by public transport.


We recommend that you book your stay in Munich as early as possible. The organizing committee has reserved rooms in various hotels that can be booked by conference participants.

Poster Session

The organisers of MedRen 2023 would like to encourage the presentation of posters and raise their visibility as an equally valid communication format to the traditional lecture.


Call for Papers
Early Bird Deadline: 15 December 2022
Closing Deadline: 31 January 2023
Notification of acceptance: March 2023

Start: 15 April 2023
Early Bird Registration: 31 May 2023
Closing Deadline: 14 July 2023

Welcome to the MedRen 2023 website! The organising committee is very much looking forward to welcoming you in Munich. The conference is scheduled from 24 to 28 July 2023.

The International Medieval and Renaissance Music Conference is the largest academic conference in Europe in the field of musicology. MedRen is also considered to be the central forum worldwide for the exchange of current research in the field of music culture of the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Period. It is considered the most important meeting place for established and young scholars alike. The conference is organised annually by different university locations: after Uppsala (2022), Lisbon (2021), Edinburgh (2020), Basel (2019), the conference will return to Germany for the first time in over 20 years (Jena 2003).

In 2023, the city of Munich will celebrate the 500th anniversary of the founding of the Munich Court Chapel. To mark this occasion, an interdisciplinary conference will be held immediately after MedRen with the title “1523|2023 The Munich Court Chapel at 500. Tradition, Devotion, Representation“.