Dr. Regina Randhofer

Dr. Regina Randhofer

Research Assistant
Research interests:
Music and cultural history of the Mediterranean and the Middle East,
Jewish Studies, Armenian Studies

Contact: T. 0511-3100-7128
E-Mail: Dr. Regina Randhofer

  • 1978–1983: Cologne University of Music, Piano teaching diploma.
  • 1981–1991: Teaching position for piano at RWTH Aachen University, and at the College of Church Music St Gregorius, Aachen.
  • 1984–1989: MA Programme, University of Cologne, Germany; MA in Musicology, German Studies, and Italian Studies; Additional studies: Classical Arabic, Sanskrit.
  • 1989–1991: PhD scholarships awarded by Graduiertenförderung NRW, Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes, and the Israeli Government; Visiting research student at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
  • 1993: PhD, University of Cologne.
  • 1994–1998: Post-doc scholarship (DFG) for fieldwork in St. Mark’s Syrian Orthodox Monastery, Jerusalem; Visiting Lecturer at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
  • 1999–2007: 1999–2007 Research Assistant at the Musicology Department of
    Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg.
  • 2004/05, Fall semester, Visiting Lecturer at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities and the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music – State University, Budapest.
  • 2007–2015 Research Associate of the Academy Project “European Traditions – Encyclopedia of Jewish Cultures” at the Simon Dubnow Institute Leipzig.

Selected Publications:


  • Psalmen in einstimmigen vokalen Überlieferungen. Eine vergleichende Untersuchung jüdischer und christlicher Traditionen, 2 Bde., Frankfurt a.M. u.a. 1995. (Europäische Hochschulschriften. Reihe 36, Musikwissenschaft; Bd. 131).


  • Sources of Music in Ancient Israel/Palestine, Halle/Saale 2003. (Orientwissenschaftliche Hefte 8).


  • "Gegen das Nicht-Sein". Ossip Mandelstams Reise nach Armenien, in: Armenisch-deutsche Korrespondenz 171 (2016), H. 2 (im Druck).
  • Komitas und die Berliner Musikwissenschaft, in: Armenisch-deutsche Korrespondenz 159 (2013), H. 2, 32–34 und 160 (2013), H. 3, 37–40 (Wiederabdruck in: 100 Jahre Deutsch-Armenische Gesellschaft. Erinnern – gedenken – gestalten, Düsseldorf 2014, 51–66).
  • Oral Versus Written. Structural Differences in Jewish and Christian Psalms, in: Cantus Planus. Papers Read at the 12th Meeting of the IMS Study Group, Lillafüred, 23.–28. August 2004, hg. von László Dobszay, Budapest 2006, 23–52.
  • Singing the Songs of Ancient Israel: ta'ame 'emet and oral models as criteria for layers of time in Jewish Psalmody, in: Kay Dreyfus (Hg.), Journal of Musicological Research 24/3-4, London 2005, 241–264.
  • By the Rivers of Babylon: echoes of the Babylonian past in the musical heritage of the Iraqi Jewish diaspora, in: Margaret Kartomi (Hg.), Ethnomusicology Forum 13/1, London 2004, 21–45.
  • Psalmos to Dawid. Ein koptischer Osterpsalm, in: Armenuhi Drost-Abgarian/Jürgen Tubach (Hgg.), Sprache, Mythen, Mythizismen. Festschrift Walter Beltz, Bd. 2, Halle/Saale 2004. (Hallesche Beiträge zur Orientwissenschaft 33/02), 686–720.

Current research project:


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