Philip Bohlman, the Mary Werkman Distinguished Service Professor in Music, the Humanities and the College, has been elected to join the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Bohlman studies a wide range of topics related to music and modernity, particularly Jewish music and the politics of religion and race in the music of the Middle East and South Asia. He is also the artistic director of the New Budapest Orpheum Society, a Jewish cabaret ensemble at the University of Chicago. Bohlman joins nine other University of Chicago faculty members who were selected this year to join one of the world’s most prestigious honorary societies.
From the Academy of Arts and Sciences:
Established in 1780 by John Adams and other founders of the nation, the Academy undertakes studies of complex and emerging problems. Its membership of scholars and practitioners from many disciplines and professions gives it a unique capacity to conduct a wide range of interdisciplinary, long-term policy research. Current projects focus on science and technology; global security; social policy and American institutions; the humanities and culture; and education.
“It is a privilege to honor these men and women for their extraordinary individual accomplishments,” said Leslie Berlowitz, Academy President and William T. Golden Chair. “The knowledge and expertise of our members give the Academy a unique capacity — and responsibility — to provide practical policy solutions to the pressing challenges of the day. We look forward to engaging our new members in this work.”
To read more about the Academy and the biographies of this year’s University of Chicago affiliated honorees please click here.
Congratulations to Philip Bohlman and his fellow University of Chicago colleagues on their selection!