Prof. Philip V. Bohlman awarded 2022 Balzan Prize for Ethnomusicology

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Philip V. Bohlman, Ludwig Rosenberger Distinguished Service Professor in Jewish History, Music and the Humanities in the College and Associate Faculty, Divinity School, has been awarded the 2022 Balzan Prize for Ethnomusicology. Awarded by the International Balzan Prize Foundation, "The four annual Balzan Prizes are awarded to scholars and scientists who have distinguished themselves in their fields on an international level."

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.

Among the three additional prizewinners is Martha C. Nussbaum, Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Philosophy and of Law and Ethics at UChicago.

Learn more about all the prizewinners on the International Balzan Prize Foundation website.