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Philip V. Bohlman is the Mary Werkman Distinguished Service Professor of Music and the Humanities in the College, and in the Committee on Jewish Studies. His wide-ranging teaching and research include such topics as music and modernity, music and colonialism, and Jewish music. He is also an active translator, a pianist, and the Artistic Director of the University of Chicago's ensemble-in-residence the “New Budapest Orpheum Society,” a seven-member cabaret. His current research includes books on Johann Gottfried Herder and nationalism, Hanns Eisler as a Jewish composer (with Andrea F. Bohlman), and the aesthetics and politics of silence in music. Ongoing fieldwork includes studies of music in the Muslim communities of Europe and of religion and the arts in India.