Signatures of the Present Past: Key Texts in Musicology & the Philosophy of History since 1859

22.02.2021, Workshop, online

Please join us for a virtual discussion forum across disciplines – featuring musicology, history and philosophy – hosted by the German Historical Institute (DHI) in Rome.

Alessandro de Arcangelis (University College London), Stefan Berger (Ruhr-Universität Bochum), Sabine Meine (Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln), Giampiero Moretti (Università degli Studi di Napoli “L’Orientale”), Sina Steglich (DHI London) and Carolin Krahn (DHI Roma) will discuss texts by August Wilhelm Ambros, Carl Dahlhaus, Friedrich Meinecke, Benedetto Croce, Fausto Torrefranca and Walter Benjamin. Thereby, specific notions of “music (history)” and “history” as reflected in
the writings of these authors and their times will be examined, in order to highlight overarching ideas as well as moments of friction or contradiction in terms of dealing with the (musical) past.

For registration, please send an e-mail to: info-event(at)  The registration deadline is 18 February, 2021.
If you wish to receive a reader in preparation of the event, please contact: krahn(at)

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