Bohlman wins 2022 Balzan Prize for Ethnomusicology

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Join us in congratulating TAPS faculty member, Phil Bohlman, Ludwig Rosenberger Distinguished Service Professor in Jewish History, Music and the Humanities in the College and winner of the 2022 Balzan Prize for Ethnomusicology.

The four annual Balzan Prizes are awarded to scholars and scientists who have distinguished themselves in their fields on an international level. The Balzan Prize for Humanity, Peace, and Fraternity among Peoples is a special prize awarded at intervals of no less than three years.

Philip Bohlman is an award-winning ethnomusicologist and musician. His multifaceted and prolific work interrogates music and culture across space and time, in individual experience, and in encounters with others. Focusing primarily on European and Jewish musics, it addresses central issues in ethnomusicology, as well as in music research and the humanities more broadly, among which the most important are music and European nationalism; music, race, and the colonial encounter; globalization; the interstices between music and religion; Jewish music in modernity; historically informed performance of Jewish urban musics.