Hansjakob Ziemer

Research Scholar
Research Scholars are early career scholars who have ordinarily already had at least one postdoctoral fellowship or equivalent academic experience. This is the equivalent of an entry-level academic position (e.g. assistant professor in North America, Lecturer in the United Kingdom, Maître de conférences in France). These scholars carry considerable responsibilities (no more than 30% of their time) within their research unit.
Max Planck Research Group (Epistemes of Modern Acoustics)
Dr.
Residence:
since January 1, 2008
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Hansjakob Ziemer received his PhD in Modern History from the Humboldt University in 2007. In his thesis he dealt with the cultural history of concert life in the beginning of the twentieth century in Frankfurt am Main in order to show the concert hall as a site where society came to terms with the cultural and social consequences of Modernity. He is also working on the history of emotions, of concert hall architecture, and of musicology. His next project will address the history of journalistic knowledge in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. At the moment is involved in two editing projects: for OUP he coedits with Christian Thorau a handbook on the history of music listening in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries (to be published in 2017), and with Daniel Morat he coedits a handbook Sound: Geschichte, Begriffe, Ansätze (Metzler, to be published in 2018).

Selected publications

Ziemer, H. (2017). Opferstiere und Barbaren im Konzert: zu einer historischen Anthropologie des Musikhörens der 1920er Jahre. In K. Aringer, F. K. Praßl, P. Revers, & C. Utz (Eds.), Geschichte und Gegenwart des musikalischen Hörens: Diskurse - Geschichte(n) - Poetiken (pp. 257-274). Freiburg i.Br.: Rombach Verlag.

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Ziemer, H. (2015). Der Mengelbergskandal: Kommunikation, Emotion und Konflikt im Konzertsaal vor dem Ersten Weltkrieg. In S. O. Müller, J. Osterhammel, & M. Rempe (Eds.), Kommunikation im Musikleben: Harmonien und Dissonanzen im 20. Jahrhundert (pp. 139-153). Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht.

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Ziemer, H. (2014). Der ethnologische Blick: Paul Bekker und das Feuilleton zu Beginn des 20. Jahrhunderts. In Kommunikationsräume des Europäischen - Jüdische Wissenskulturen jenseits des Nationalen (pp. 113-129). Leipzig: Leipziger Universitätsverlag.

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Ziemer, H. (2014). Listening on the home front: music and the production of social meaning in German concert halls during World War I. In D. Morat (Ed.), Sounds of modern history: auditory cultures in 19th- and 20th-century Europe (pp. 201-224). New York [u.a.]: Berghahn.

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Ziemer, H. (2013). [Entry] 'Palestine Orchestra'. In D. Diner (Ed.), Enzyklopädie jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Bd. 4 (pp. 482-487). Stuttgart: Metzler.

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Ziemer, H. (2013). Klang der Gesellschaft: zur Soziologisierung des Klangs im Konzert, 1900-1933. In A. Volmar, & J. Schröter (Eds.), Auditive Medienkulturen: Techniken des Hörens und Praktiken der Klanggestaltung (pp. 145-163). Bielefeld: transcript-Verlag.

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Ziemer, H. (2008). Die Moderne hören: das Konzert als urbanes Forum, 1890-1940. Frankfurt am Main [u.a.]: Campus.

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Presentations
March 2017
“How We Became Journalists”: Journalistic Observation and the Formation of Identity in the Deutsche-Presse-Survey of 1929
Workshop “Observing the Everyday,” organized by the MPIWG in cooperation with the GHI, Washington D.C.
January 2014
Reporter als Proto-Wissenschaftler? Feuilletons und soziales Wissen, 1890-1930
Forschungscolloquium am Lehrstuhl für Geschichte des 20. Jahrhunderts (Prof. Mergel), HU Berlin)
October 2013
Regression of Listening? Concert Life and the Languages of Crisis
Annual Conference of the German Studies Association, Denver / USA
January 2013
Konzert als Arena: Kommunikation und Skandale im konzertleben um den Ersten Weltkrieg
Ambiguities of Communication: Musical Life and the Emergence and Fragmentation of Social Relations in the Twentieth Century, International Conference / MPI für Bildungsforschung, Berlin
January 2013
Opferstiere und Barbaren: Zu einer historischen Anthropologie des Musikhörens der 1920er Jahre
Geschichte und Gegenwart des musikalischen Hörens, International Conference / Kunstuniversität Graz
January 2013
Reporter als Proto-Wissenschaftler? Feuilletons und soziales Wissen, 1890-1930
Talk in the Lecture Series "Fragende Forscher", Humboldt-University Berlin
October 2012
Nationale Gemeinschaft durch Hören? Publika, Programme und Emotionen in deutschen Konzertsälen, 1914-1918
International Conference "Musik bezieht Stellung", Osnabrück University
July 2012
Listening as Social Practice in German Concert Halls during World War I
International Conference "The Art of Listening: Trends and Perspectives of a History of Music Listening, University of Potsdam/Radialsystem V Berlin
June 2012
Mahler hören als soziale Praxis: Architektur, Emotionen und soziale Integration in den Mahlerkonzerten im Fin de Siécle
Forschungscolloquium zur Europäischen Geschichte des 19. Jahrhunderts, Lehrstuhl Prof. Aschmann, HU Berlin
October 2011
Integration through Listening: Social Imagination, Concert Halls and Music in Frankfrut am Main 1860-1930 (International Workshop "Listening Spaces: Art Music and its Audiencs in the Concert Hall and Beyond, c. 1850-1945, German Historical Institute London)