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Professor Philip Bohlman FBA

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About this Fellow

Ethnomusicology: music as an agent of change in culture and modern history; music and religion and race; music in European Judaism and Islam.



Current post

  • Mary Werkman Distinguished Service Professor of the Humanities and of Music, The University of Chicago

Past Appointments

  • Vising Professor of Music, Newcastle University, 2002 - 2006
  • Gastprofessor, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, University of Berlin, 2005
  • Visiting Distinguished Professor of Ethnomusicology and Ritual Studies, Yale University, 2006
  • MacMurray College, Jacksonville, Illinois, USA, Other Foreign Institutions, 1982 - 1984
  • Mary Werkman Distinguished Service Professor of the Humanities and of Music, The University of Chicago, 1987


World Music: A Very Short Introduction 2002

Jüdische Volksmusik - Eine Mitteleuropäische Geistesgeschichte 2005

Jewish Music and Modernity 2008

Other History of Art and Music Fellows

Professor Elizabeth Edwards

Social and cultural histories of photographic practices; photography, anthropology and colonialism; history of museums, archives, collecting and cultural heritage; photographs in historiography, theory of history and historical method

Professor Richard Widdess

Musicology of South Asia, including history, theory, analysis and social context of music in North India and Nepal; music and religion in South Asia; analysis of world music; music cognition, performance and meaning in oral traditions

Professor Briony Fer

Modern and contemporary art; abstraction; special interests in the legacies of the constructive avant-gardes and in contemporary art; the relationship between art and theory; new critical perspectives on art

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