People

Hansjakob Ziemer

Senior Research Scholar, Head of Cooperation and Communication (Since 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. 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

Betwixt and Between: Sound in the Humanities and Sciences
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Central European Feuilleton Culture around 1900
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Completed Projects

Observing Concert Hall Listeners
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Rationalizing Listening
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Books

Selected Publications

Thorau, C., & Ziemer, H. (Eds.). (2019). The Oxford handbook of music listening in the 19th and 20th centuries. Oxford: Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190466961.001.0001.

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Thorau, C., & Ziemer, H. (2019). The art of listening and its histories: an introduction. In C. Thorau, & H. Ziemer (Eds.), The Oxford handbook of music listening in the 19th and 20th centuries (pp. 1-36). Oxford: Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190466961.013.1.

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Ziemer, H. (2019). The crisis of listening in interwar Germany. In C. Thorau, & H. Ziemer (Eds.), The Oxford handbook of music listening in the 19th and 20th centuries. Oxford: Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190466961.013.13.

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Morat, D., & Ziemer, H. (Eds.). (2018). Handbuch Sound: Geschichte – Begriffe – Ansätze. Stuttgart: Metzler.

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Ziemer, H. (2018). Konzertsaal. In D. Morat, & H. Ziemer (Eds.), Handbuch Sound: Geschichte – Begriffe – Ansätze (pp. 271-276). Stuttgart: Metzler.

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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. (2017). Konzerthörer unter Beobachtung: Skizze für eine Geschichte journalistischer Hörertypologien zwischen 1870 und 1940. In Netzwerk "Hör-Wissen im Wandel" (Ed.), Wissensgeschichte des Hörens in der Moderne (pp. 183-206). Berlin: De Gruyter. doi:10.1515/9783110523720-008.

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Morat, D., Tkaczyk, V., & Ziemer, H. (2017). Einleitung. In Netzwerk "Hör-Wissen im Wandel" (Ed.), Wissensgeschichte des Hörens in der Moderne (pp. 1-19). Berlin: De Gruyter. doi:10.1515/9783110523720-001.

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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). 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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Events

Workshop

Observing the Everyday: Journalistic Practices and Knowledge Production in the Modern Era

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Observing the Everyday: Journalistic Practices and Knowledge Production in the Modern Era

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Workshop

13th Scholars’ Forum for Literature and the History of Science

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Presentations, Talks, & Teaching Activities

Sounds of Language, Workshop, MPIWG

Sounds in the Papers: Musical Hermeneutics in the “Feuilletonistic Age”

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

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

Ideas in Print: Journalistic Forms in Intellectual History, Workshop, HU Berlin

The World in the Feuilleton: Leopold Katscher and Observing the Social around 1900

(Zu-)Hören, Interdisziplinäre Tagung, Orff-Zentrum München

Hörerbeobachtung in der Krise: Zur Wissensgeschichte von Hörertypen am Ende der Weimarer Republik

Workshop “Observing the Everyday,” organized by the MPIWG in cooperation with the GHI, Washington D.C.

“How We Became Journalists”: Journalistic Observation and the Formation of Identity in the Deutsche-Presse-Survey of 1929

Program
Klang als Geschichtsmedium, Symposium, Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg Institute for Advanced Study, Delmenhorst

Hörerbeobachtung: Zur Wissenskonstruktion in journalistischen Hörertypologien um 1900

Orte und Räume der Musik, Workshop, Mainz

Exkurs Architekturgeschichte und –soziologie

Centre Marc Bloch, Berlin

Hörerbeobachtung. Journalisten im Konzertsaal, 1870–1940

Impulsreferat, Centre Marc Bloch, Berlin

Raum für alle? Das Festhallenprojekt in Frankfurt am Main, 1909–1912

Dreams of Germany: Music and (Trans)national Imaginaries in the Modern Era, Conference, German Historical Institute, London

Audience as Nation? Constructing Society in German Concert Halls at the Beginning oft he 20th Century