News from May 24, 2018
About the Project:
The project "The Quest for Harmony: Classical Music, Emotion, and the Discourse on Human Rights in the United States since World War II" examines the political impact of classical music in discourses on humanity, human rights and morals by means of soloists, symphony orchestras, their composers, conductors and musicians in the USA. The project asks whether and how classical music has functioned as a carrier of emotion and political content since the 1940s and what role American cultural diplomacy plays in this context. The long-term study began in the mid-1940s and continues right up to the present day. The project specifically seeks to delimit the common periodization of the Cold War and thus to examine fractures and (dis)continuities of U. S. American cultural diplomacy after its end until the 2000s. Thus, the events of 9/11 and their influence on U. S. cultural policy will be included in the project. All in all, the research project intends to generate new insights into informal, less visible and so far scarcely investigated practices, relationships and influences in the debate on music and human rights, considering emotion as a central category.
A detailed explanation of the research program can be found at http://www.jfki.fu-berlin.de/en/faculty/history/research/Research-Projects/index.html
Area of responsibility:
Support of the project manager in the selection, compilation and proofreading of English and German texts, creation of bibliographies and texts, print-ready formatting of texts, editing of online databases (e.g. New York Philharmonic Archives), assistance with the English-speaking guests of the department, support in organizing and proofreading the texts. Assistance with lectures, conferences, events, some of them with international participants.
Additional qualifications may include:
2 completed university semesters, studies of North American history in the major or minor subject (Magister) or BA/MA, studies abroad, very good knowledge of English, very good knowledge of all common applications on PC/ MAC, (EndNote or similar), very good communication and team skills.
Please find more information (in German) here.