Prof. Antje Boetius is an expert of marine biogeochemistry. Her studies include the exploration of Arctic deep-sea life under the ice, as well as the long-term observation of the effects of global warming on polar ecosystems.
Science and Technology Studies (History, Anthropology and Sociology of Science and Technology); Sound Studies
Themes at the crossroads of History, Science and Technology Studies, and Sound Studies. Examples are history of noise as a public problem, developments in musical instrument design, sound technologies and everyday practices, history of car sound design, history of car radio, media representations of urban soundscapes, soundscapes of the past, and the role of sound and listening in science, engineering and medicine.
Situated knowledge, historical information and performance, scholarship and practice, applied basic research, accessing spaces through performance, inter- and transdisciplinarity, music and cultural studies, promoting an understanding of music, musical theatre, particularly in Italian and German, Italian vocal music of the 16th–18th centuries
Sociology of Media and Culture, Media and Communications research, Journalism Studies, Sociology of the Arts, Sociology of Music, Sociology of Literature
Susanne Janssen has published widely on the agents and institutions involved in the creation, dissemination and valuation of literature and other art forms.
Her current research focuses on changes and continuities in the classification of culture; the socialand economic significance of cultural heritage (in particular popular music heritage); processes, structures and impacts of cultural globalization; the production and consumption of online media content; cultural authority and trust; innovative practices in the media and creative industrie.
Cultural history of early modern and early colonial India c.1600-1860, and of the Indian Ocean 1750-1900, specialising in the fields of music, dance and performance.
South Asian music in Islamic contexts
The history of Muslim South Asia c.1500–1860, especially the relationship of the arts to political & social power, gender & sexuality, friendship, emotions, medicine, and the astrological & esoteric sciences
Mughal history 1658–1858
Indo–Persian writings on music
History of the Malay world
History of pleasure
The transition from pre–colonial to colonial musical fields c.1750–1900
Patronage & connoisseurship
The economic & social history of musicians, dancers & actors; courtesans; aesthetics & ethics; intermediality; music & religion
Computational and mathematical approaches to music research
Music information retrieval
Mathematical music theory
Computational music analysis
Oral transmission in folksongs
Musical performance research
Rhythm and meter in music