History of Listening

Emmy Noether Research Group

Welcome to the Emmy Noether Research Group of Nikolaus Bacht

We are an interdisciplinary research group at the Musicology and Media Department of the Humboldt Universitaet Berlin. Here, in this exciting intellectual and cultural capital, we are ideally placed for cooperation with academic institutions that share our interests, such as, for instance, the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin. Of course, Berlin is also a great place to engage in music listening, an activity that, as the reader of this website can imagine, has some importance for us.

We exist thanks to generous funding provided through the Emmy Noether Programme of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG). While most members of the team are musicologists by trade, we also bring philosophical, historical and scientific expertise to our work. Our projects are diverse, but we all attempt to break a persistent hermeneutic deadlock that develops all-too-often in research about music: the notion that there wasn’t, isn’t and never will be a history of music listening. For more information, please browse this homepage, and do return often as the site, the group and our thinking are continually evolving.

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