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 curator for the Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin and as founding editor of the book series Sound Studies. He is the author of a Theorie der Werkgenese, a generative theory of artefacts in three volumes: Das aleatorische Spiel (2000) − Heuristik (2005) − Intimität und Medialität (2012). He is 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 as well as a guest resercher at the Nordic Research Network for Sound Studies. Since 2011 he is co-editor of the international journal for historical anthropology Paragrana, in 2008 he founded the international research network Sound in Media Culture, 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 Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, at the Leuphana Universität Lüneburg as well as lecturer at the Leopold-Franzens-Universität in Innsbruck. He writes for TEXTE ZUR KUNST, Merkur, Deutschlandradio Kultur, freitag, Positionen, de:bug.

Selected Publications
  • Towards Sonic Epistemologies. Journal of Sonic Studies 3 (2013), Volume no.4 (ed. with Marcel Cobussen & Vincent Meelberg)
  • Intimität und Medialität. Tektonik der Medien - Theorie der Werkgenese, Bd. 3, AVINUS Verlag Berlin 2012
  • Sound Studies: Traditionen – Methoden – Desiderate. Eine Einführung. transcript Verlag Bielefeld 2008 (Sound Studies Volume 1; ed.)