Prof. Arne Spohr, professor of music history at BGSU, was awarded a six-month research fellowship by the Herzog August Bibliothek in Wolfenbüttel, Germany. Dr. Spohr will use this fellowship for his new research project on music, ceremonial and space at European courts during the Renaissance and Baroque.
The HAB is one of the world’s foremost research libraries for early modern studies, with most impressive holdings of unique printed and manuscript sources from the Middle Ages until the 18th century. Like the Newberry Library in Chicago, the HAB is a gathering place for international scholars, including many American historians, art historians, literary historians, theologians, and musicologists. Working at this institution offers many fruitful opportunities for interdisciplinary dialogue and exchange within the scholarly community. Beyond offering tremendous research opportunities, the HAB organizes seminars and colloquia on early modern topics, as well as concerts with music ranging from the Middle Ages to the present.
The Herzog August Bibliothek offers a highly competitive fellowship program for post-doctoral researchers in order to promote research in the areas of medieval and early modern cultural history. The international program is open to all historically oriented disciplines. Current fellows are both junior and senior scholars from all over the world, including the USA (from Stanford University, University of Wisconsin, Bucknell University and Carthage College), Estonia, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Russia and the United Kingdom.