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John Gabriel


John Gabriel is Lecturer in Musicology at the University of Melbourne Conservatorium of Music in Melbourne, Australia. He researches the music of German- and Czech-speaking Central Europe from the fin-de-siècle to the early Cold War.

While in the Society of Fellows in the Humanities at the University of Hong Kong, John began work on a book on the music theater of the New Objectivity in Weimar Republic Germany, published two peer-reviewed articles (with two more under review) and a number of shorter pieces, and presented papers at twelve conferences. With other members of the Society, he co-organized and co-chaired the roundtable “The Humanities Book Today and in the Future” in February 2018 and co-organized the conference “Contacts, Collisions, Conjunctions” in May 2018. He also taught Music 2082: Music in Western Culture II, “Modernism(s) and After,” in the HKU Music Department.

Before joining the Society of Fellows in the Humanities, John was a visiting faculty member in musicology at the Peabody Conservatory at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. He completed his PhD at Harvard University (Cambridge, MA) in 2016 and his MA at the Free University of Berlin  (Berlin, Germany) in 2009.

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