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Research interests

Martin J.M. Hoondert (* 1967) studied musicology and theology and is specialized in music and rituals. Since 2007 he is (assistant) professor of ?Music, Religion & Ritual? at the Department of Culture Studies of Tilburg University (the Netherlands). His research focuses on ?music and death? and ?practices of memorialization?. His research topics are: the contemporary Requiem, musical repertories of funeral rites, commemoration and music, music and grief, music and the First and Second World War, practices of memorialization regarding genocide (esp. Rwanda and Srebrenica). In cooperation with the universities of Bath (UK), Leuven (Belgium) and San Sebastian (Spain) he has established a network focusing on research into practices of memorialization and the process of social reconstruction after atrocities.

Martin Hoondert is chief editor of the magazine Gregoriusblad (magazine for liturgical music) and editor of the Yearbook for Liturgical and Ritual Studies and the series Liturgia Condenda (Leuven: Peeters).


2011-2017: Assistant professor 'Music, Religion & Ritual'
at the Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences

2018-: Associate professor Ritual Studies at the Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences

Current courses

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PhD supervision

Heleen Kommers: Youth, pop music and religiosity.
Lieke Wijnia, Festival Musica Sacra. Discourses on sacrality
Hanna Rijken, Anglican evensong in the Netherlands

External positions

Member of the Board (Stichting Sormani Fonds)

19 Nov 2012 → …

Writer (Uitgeverij Abdij van Berne)

1 Jan 2012 → …

Conductor (Katharsis)

1 Mar 2005 → …

Editor (Nederlandse Sint Gregoriusvereniging)

1 Jul 2001 → …


  • Ritual Studies
  • Gregorian
  • Religion And Public Domain
  • Ritual Dynamics
  • Rituals
  • Rituals And Religion


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