Melanie Wald-Fuhrmann#

Melanie Wald-Fuhrmann
Foto: Max-Planck-Institut für empirische Ästhetik
Membership Number:4687
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY

Present and Previous Positions

  • 2013 founding director of the Music Department of the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics
  • 2011 - 2013 Professor of Music Sociology and Historical Music Anthropology, Humboldt University Berlin
  • 2010 - 2011 Professor of Musicology, Musikhochschule Lübeck
  • 2003 - 2010 Academic Assistant, then Assistant Professor, Institute of Musicology, University of Zürich. (Ph. D. 2005, Habilitation 2009)

Fields of Scholarship
  • Aesthetics of music (historical, transcultural and empirical perspectives)
  • Sociology and anthropology of music
  • Music practices and music cultures from the Renaissance to the early 19th century
  • History of musicology
  • Music and meaning

Honours and Awards
  • 2015 elected full Member of the Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft of the Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt
  • 2015 elected corresponding Member of the Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur, Mainz
  • 2015 elected Member of the Centre for Classical Research, Weimar
  • 2015 Marsilius Medal, Marsilius Kolleg of Heidelberg University
  • 2009 Max Weber Prize of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences
  • 2009 Hermann Abert Prize of the Gesellschaft für Musikforschung

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