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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

Advisory Board (Het Moment)

1 Jan 2016 → …

(Stichting Sormani Fonds)

19 Nov 2012 → …

(Uitgeverij Abdij van Berne)

1 Jan 2012 → …


1 Mar 2005 → …

(Nederlandse Sint Gregoriusvereniging)

1 Jul 2001 → …


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

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Research Output 2001 2019

Absent Ritual: Exploring the ambivalence and dynamics of ritual

Post, P. (ed.) & Hoondert, M. (ed.), 2019, Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press. 253 p. (Ritual Studies Monographs Series)

Research output: Book/ReportBook editingScientificpeer-review

Eerder hemels dan hels: Juryrapport Volzin-Schijfwedstrijd 2018

Hoondert, M., Jan 2019, In : Volzin. 18, 1, p. 30-31

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlePopular


Post, P. & Hoondert, M., 2019, Absent Ritual: Exploring the ambivalence and dynamics of ritual. Post, P. & Hoondert, M. (eds.). Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press, p. 3-29 (Ritual Studies Monographs Series).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Ritual in a Digital Society

van der Beek, S. (ed.), Hoondert, M. (ed.), Bruin-Mollenhorst, J., Matthee, N., de Kreek, M., Wenz, K., Griffiths, S. J. & Ilaihi, W., 1 Nov 2019, Amsterdam: Institute for Ritual and Liturgical Studies, Protestant Theological University and Institute for Christian Cultural Heritage, University of Groningen. 146 p. (Netherlands Studies in Ritual and Liturgy ; no. 21)

Research output: Book/ReportBook editingScientificpeer-review

religious behavior

Press / Media

Lekker hummen met z'n allen

Bert van der Kruk & Martin Hoondert


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Other