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Hansjakob Ziemer

Senior Research Scholar, Head of Cooperation and Communication (Since 2008)

Dr.

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. He is the co-editor of two large-scale projects: for OUP he coedited with Christian Thorau a handbook on the history of music listening in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries (January 2019), and with Daniel Morat he coedited a handbook Sound: Geschichte, Begriffe, Ansätze (Metzler, Summer 2018). His next project will address the history of journalistic knowledge in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Current Projects

Central European Feuilleton Culture around 1900
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Completed Projects

Betwixt and Between: Sound in the Humanities and Sciences
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Observing Concert Hall Listeners
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Journalistic Practices and Knowledge Production
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Rationalizing Listening
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Research Network “Auditory Knowledge in Transition” (DFG)
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Books

Selected Publications

Ziemer, Hansjakob (2021). “Sound in the Papers: Musical Hermeneutics in the Age of the Feuilleton.” History of Humanities 6 (1): 61–83. https://doi.org/10.1086/713257.

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Kursell, Julia, Viktoria Tkaczyk, and Hansjakob Ziemer (2021). “Introduction: Language, Sound, and the Humanities.” History of Humanities 6 (1): 1–10. https://doi.org/10.1086/713254.

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Thorau, Christian, and Hansjakob Ziemer (2020). “Die Kunst des Hörens in Bildern.” In 150 Jahre Dresdner Philharmonie 1870-2020, ed. A. Schloemann and C. Woldt, 12–38. Dresden: Dresdner Philharmonie. https://www.dresdnerphilharmonie.de/festschrift-150-jahre-dresdner-philharmonie/.

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Thorau, Christian, and Hansjakob Ziemer, eds. (2019). The Oxford Handbook of Music Listening in the 19th and 20th Centuries. Oxford: Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190466961.001.0001.

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Thorau, Christian, and Hansjakob Ziemer (2019). “The Art of Listening and Its Histories: An Introduction.” In The Oxford Handbook of Music Listening in the 19th and 20th Centuries, ed. C. Thorau and H. Ziemer, 1–36. Oxford: Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190466961.013.1.

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Ziemer, Hansjakob (2019). “The Crisis of Listening in Interwar Germany.” In The Oxford Handbook of Music Listening in the 19th and 20th Centuries, ed. C. Thorau and H. Ziemer. Oxford: Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190466961.013.13.

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Morat, Daniel, and Hansjakob Ziemer, eds. (2018). Handbuch Sound: Geschichte — Begriffe — Ansätze. Stuttgart: Metzler.

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Ziemer, Hansjakob (2018). “Konzertsaal.” In Handbuch Sound: Geschichte — Begriffe — Ansätze, ed. D. Morat and H. Ziemer, 271–276. Stuttgart: Metzler.

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Ziemer, Hansjakob (2017). “Konzerthörer unter Beobachtung: Skizze für eine Geschichte journalistischer Hörertypologien zwischen 1870 und 1940.” In Wissensgeschichte des Hörens in der Moderne, ed. Netzwerk “Hör-Wissen im Wandel”, 183–206. Berlin: De Gruyter. https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110523720-008.

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Morat, Daniel, Viktoria Tkaczyk, and Hansjakob Ziemer (2017). “Einleitung.” In Wissensgeschichte des Hörens in der Moderne, ed. Netzwerk “Hör-Wissen im Wandel”, 1–19. Berlin: De Gruyter. https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110523720-001.

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

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

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Ziemer, Hansjakob (2013). “Klang der Gesellschaft : zur Soziologisierung des Klangs im Konzert, 1900-1933.” In Auditive Medienkulturen : Techniken des Hörens und Praktiken der Klanggestaltung, ed. A. Volmar and J. Schröter, 145–163. Bielefeld: transcript-Verlag.

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Ziemer, Hansjakob (2017). “Opferstiere und Barbaren im Konzert: zu einer historischen Anthropologie des Musikhörens der 1920er Jahre.” In Geschichte und Gegenwart des musikalischen Hörens: Diskurse - Geschichte(n) - Poetiken, ed. K. Aringer, F. K. Praßl, P. Revers, and C. Utz, 257–274. Freiburg im Breisgau: Rombach Verlag.

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Ziemer, Hansjakob (2008). Die Moderne hören : das Konzert als urbanes Forum, 1890-1940. Campus Historische Studien ; 46 . Frankfurt am Main [u.a.]: Campus.

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Presentations, Talks, & Teaching Activities

Claiming to Know, Knowing to Claim. Journalists and Epistemic Communities in the Weimar Republic 

International Society for Intellectual History, Venice 

"Wie wir Journalisten wurden:" Zur Konstruktion der journalistischen Personae in den 1920er Jahren 

Der Journalist als Produzent. Publizistische Autorschaft in der Zwischenkriegszeit, Workshop, Berlin/Halle

A Vielschreiber's World: Leopold Katscher and the Journalistic Practices at the End of the 19th Century 

Annual Meeting of the Modern Language Association (MLA), Washington D.C.

Journalismus als Ressource. Zur Geschichte journalistischer Wissenspraktiken 

Vorlesung im Wintersemester 2021/2022: "Wissen und seine Ressourcen: Historische Reziprozitäten", 13.01.2022, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin und Technische Universität Berlin 

The History of Observing the Everyday. Lessons from an Interdisciplinary Working Group on Journalistic Practices 

Graduierten Kolleg "Kleine Formen", Panel Discussion, 04.03.2021, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Leopold Katscher

Below the Line. The Feuilleton, the Public Sphere, and Modern Jewish Cultures, Conference, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

"How We Became Journalists": Constructing Journalistic Personae in the Deutsche Presse Survey (1929)

Annual Meeting of the German Studies Association, Portland, Oregon

Sounds in the Papers: Musical Hermeneutics in the "Feuilletonistic Age"

Sounds of Language, Workshop, MPIWG

Observing Social Sounds: Paul Bekker and the Proto-Sociology of Musical Forms during World War I

Betwixt and Between: Sound in the Humanities and Sciences, Workshop, MPIWG