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Substitute Dr. Diana Matut (winter semester 2021/22)

Short vita

  • since 2011: Lecturer at the Department of Jewish Studies at the University of Halle-Wittenberg
  • September 2021: Mare-Balticum Fellow of the University of Rostock
  • 2019-2020 Polonsky Visiting Fellow & Convenor of the OSAJS
  • 2018-2019 First Lily and Michael Sommerfreund Visiting Professor at the Heidelberg University of Jewish Studies
  • Doctorate in Jewish Studies (University of Halle-Wittenberg)
  • Studied Jewish Studies, Yiddish Studies and Jewish Music in Halle-Wittenberg, Oxford (OCHJS), London (SOAS) and New York (JTS)

You can find a detailed curriculum vitae with a list of publications [HERE...]

Main research areas

  • Jewish music history
  • Older Yiddish literature
  • Song research

Publications (selection)

  • "Interferenzen im frühneuzeitlichen Purimlied - Impulse im nachbarschaftlichen Raum der Fastnacht- und Purimkulturen", in Purimspiel und Fastnachtspiel. Interdisziplinäre Beiträge zur Gattungsinterferenz, ed. Klaus Wolf (Berlin/Boston: de Gruyter, 2021), 27-62.
  • Daniel Cyranka, Diana Matut and Christian Soboth, eds: Finding and Inventing: Romanticism and its Religions, 1790-1820. Foundation for Romanticism Research (Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann, 2020)
  • "On the History of Editing Pre-Modern Yiddish Manuscripts and the status quaestionis," in Jewish Manuscript Cultures, ed. Irina Wandrey (Berlin: DeGruyter, 2017); available online at: https: //
  • "Monophonic Yiddish Singing in the 15th and 16th Centuries," in Creatio ex unisono. Einstimmige Musik im 15. und 16. Jahrhundert, troja. Yearbook for Renaissance Music 13 (2017): 149-174; available online at: https: //