Prof. Dr. Holger Schulze

Principal investigator Sound Studies Lab
Research Focus
  • Cultural history of the senses
  • Historical anthropology of media
  • Sound in popular culture
Curriculum Vitae

Holger Schulze (*1970) is full professor in musicology at the University of Copenhagen and principal investigator at the Sound Studies Lab. He serves as co-editor of the international journal for historical anthropology Paragrana and as founding editor of the book series Sound Studies. He was associated investigator at the cluster of excellence Image Knowledge Gestaltung: an interdisciplinary laboratory at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and founding member of the European Sound Studies Association. Between 2008-2016 he was director of the international research network Sound in Media Culture, and between 2000-2009 he was a co-founder and the first head of department of the new MA-programme in Sound Studies at the Universität der Künste Berlin. He was invited visiting professor at the Musashino Art University in Tokyo, at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, at the Leuphana Universität Lüneburg, and at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. He served as a curator for the Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin, produced radio features for Deutschlandradio Kultur and he writes for Merkur, Seismograf, Neue Zeitschrift für Musik, Positionen, Texte zur Kunst, taz - die tageszeitung, der freitag. Portrait: „For Holger Schulze, immersive listening is his soundtrack to everyday life“ (2019) Interview: „So ist für Nutzer klar: Die Position der Dienstmagd hat eine Frau“ (DIE ZEIT 2019)

Selected Publications
  • Sonic Fiction. − Series: The Study of Sound (ed. by Michael Bull), Bloomsbury Academic New York 2020
  • Sound Works. A Cultural Theory of Sound Design, Bloomsbury Academic New York 2019
  • The Sonic Persona. An Anthropology of Sound, Bloomsbury Academic New York 2018.
  • The Bloomsbury Handbook of the Anthropology of Sound. Bloomsbury Academic New York 2021
  • The Bloomsbury Handbook of Sound Art. Bloomsbury Academic New York 2020 (co-edited with Sanne Krogh Groth)