Institut für Musikforschung

    Research in Ethnomusicology

    Ethnomusicology staff research areas

    Dr. Juniper Hill is Professor and Chair of Ethnomusicology. She has conducted extensive fieldwork on creativity, improvisation, pedagogy, revival, and intercultural dynamics in South Africa, Finland, the US, and Ecuador. Herrmann-Fertig, Lisa

    Ms. Lisa Herrmann-Fertig is Lecturer in Ethnomusicology. She specializes in historical methods, colonial and missionary influences as well as music and education. She has conducted archival and field research on South Indian musics, World Music Festivals in Germany, and contemporary music theatre in Berlin. She also has interest in Papua New Guinea, Ethnomusicology and Human-Animal Studies as well as musical phenomena in Hindu rituals (especially “Theyyam”).

    Dr. Max Peter Baumann is Professor Emeritus in Ethnomusicology. He specializes in field research methodologies, the anthropology of listening, globalization, revival, and other topics, and has conducted extensive field research in the Bolivian Andes and the European Alps.

    Visitors and Events

    TANYA MERCHANT | Ethnomusicologist University of California, Santa Cruz
    WINTERSTEIN SINTETT | Jazz-Ensemble Würzburg
    PROF. DR. PHILIP BOHLMAN | Department of Music, University of Chicago
    DAVID SAAM | Musiker

    See the Ethnomusicological Progam (Summer 2018)

    Ethnomusicology PhD students’ research projects

    Fabio Dick is conducting research on feelings of home, sense of homeland, and national identity as expressed in contemporary musical practice in Bavaria.

    Lisa Herrmann-Fertig is doing research on music as an “instrument” of the Jesuit mission in South India from the end of the 17th century until their expulsion in 1759. Besides several archival and library works in Goa, Lisbon, Évora, Rome, Munich and Mainz, she did field research in South India. The focus of her PhD project is the question of intercultural communication in mission through musical phenomena and the unique way of Jesuit missionary work by using musical aesthetic expressions.

    Research projects and web material

    Wamsasa: Würzburger Archiv zur Musik des Sahels und der Sahara (2018)

    Arbeitslieder der Sake-Brauer von Echigo (Japan) (2002/Webversion 2019)

    Die Konzertina in Franken (2000)

    Volksmusik in Franken (1984/Webversion 2018)

    Osmanische Musikhandschriften (1997/Webversion 2010)

    Research Publications in Ethnomusicology

    Intercultural Music Studies (IMS)

    Publications of Prof. Dr. Juniper Hill

    Publications of Prof. Dr. Max Peter Baumann