The Schubert Research Center is dedicated to the study of the composer Franz Schubert (1797-1828) and the Viennese cultural life in the first half of the nineteenth century. In doing so, cultural, social and political developments central to the Habsburg Monarchy are foregrounded through broad interdisciplinary approaches. The aim is to uncover social networks, to highlight connecting and dividing factors across borders and disciplines, and, more generally, to understand the world in which Schubert and his contemporaries lived and worked in a more differentiated and comprehensive way than has been possible in Schubert research to date. With this topic, the commission complements the work at the Vienna office of the New Schubert Edition, which is primarily concerned with sources and the edition.
Was Schubert gay? Queerness in music history. Talk with Andrea Lindmayr-Brandl on the Summer School 2022 (in German)
Students of an accompanying course at the University of Vienna, under the supervision of Birgit Lodes, wrote a conference report as an examination assignment. Here is an example of it.
On the initiative of the Schubert Research Center, the City of Vienna has taken over the care of the honorary grave of Otto Erich Deutsch as of October 24, 2022. The gravesite of the great Schubert scholar is located at the Vienna Central Cemetery, Group 40, Grave 12.