Dr. Annette van Dyck-Hemming


Research Focus

  • History of musicology
  • Historiography of music
  • History of American music
  • Sociology of music und musical aesthetics
  • Digital humanities

Project 'History of German-speaking Musicology ca. 1810-ca.1990'


Academic Education

11/1999PhD in Musicology at the University of Bonn ("Discourses on the ´Music of Elliott Carter’”)
1996–1998Further education as computer-based training software developper
1984–1993Master of Arts in musicology, ecclesiastical history and early and medieval German literature, University of Bochum


Since 2014Senior Research Fellow at Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics, Music Department
2002–2012Project manager, lector and author within the update and complete revision of the Riemann Musik Lexikon, edited by Wolfgang Ruf
1998–2000Freelance lecturer in computing and multimedia


Selected Publications

Dyck-Hemming, A. van, Eberhardt, J., & Wald-Fuhrmann, M. (2020). Ansätze zur Analyse historischer Netzwerke mit Neo4j® – Aus der Projekt-Werkstatt der Datenbank zur Fachgeschichte der Musikwissenschaft. In S. Acquavella-Rauch, A. Münzmay, & J. Veit (Eds.), Brückenschläge zwischen Musikwissenschaft und Informatik. Theoretische und praktische Aspekte der Kooperation (Vol. Musikwissenschaft: Aktuelle Perspektiven, Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Musikforschung Osnabrück 2018 und Paderborn 2019, Band 3, pp. 1–18). doi:10.25366/2020.107

Dyck-Hemming, A. van, and Melanie Wald-Fuhrmann (2016). Vom Datum zum historischen Zusammenhang. Möglichkeiten und Grenzen einer fachgeschichtlichen Datenbank [From data to history. Drawbacks and opportunities of a historiographical database]. In S. Bolz, M. Kelber, I. Knoth & A. Langenbruch (eds.), Wissenskulturen der Musikwissenschaft. Generationen – Netzwerke – Denkstrukturen[Knowledge cultures in musicology. Generations - networks - paradigms](pp. 261-278), Bielefeld: transcript.

Dyck-Hemming, A. van (2012). Words and Music in "The Defense of Corinth". In M. Boland and J. Link (Eds.), Elliott Carter Studies (S. 311-330), Cambridge: Cambridge University.

Dyck-Hemming, A. van (2012). Großbritannien. In W. Ruf (Hrsg.) [in conjunction with A. van Dyck-Hemming], Riemann Musik Lexikon (Bd. 2, S. 289-292), 5 Bde., Mainz: Schott.

Dyck-Hemming, A. van (2012). Nordamerika. In W. Ruf (Hrsg.) [in conjunction with A. van Dyck-Hemming], Riemann Musik Lexikon (Bd. 4, S. 10-14), 5 Bde., Mainz: Schott.

Dyck-Hemming, A. van (2002). Diskurse zur ‚Musik Elliott Carters‘, Diss. Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn 2002, hss.ulb.uni-bonn.de/2002/0030/0030.pdf

Dyke, A. van [= Dyck, A. van, später A. van-Dyck-Hemming] (2000): "Neue Dummheit" oder "Revolution" - Überlegungen zum Potential der 'Neuen Medien' für die Musikwissenschaft. In B. Enders & J. Stange-Elbe (Eds.), Musik im virtuellen Raum. KlangArt-Kongress, Osnabrück 1997 (S. 71-82), Osnabrück: Rasch 2000.

Awards & Grants

1993–1996Participant of the Cusanuswerk scholarship award programme
1995–1996Scholarship holder at the Paul Sacher Foundation


  • Lexicon of Writings on Music 2

    A special feature of the project is that the types of text included will expand the boundaries of the usual canon represented in lexicons and encyclopedias, insofar as such works address problems relevant to the aesthetics or philosophy of music. ...

  • The history of German speaking musicology from ca. 1810 to ca. 1990

    Musicology, on the one hand, dates back to antiquity and can be viewed as a part of the Artes Liberales, but on the other hand it belongs to those parts of human knowledge which developed into university disciplines with the ...