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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).


January 2013: Assistant professor 'Music, Religion & Ritual'
at the Tilburg School of Humanities

Current courses

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PhD supervision

Heleen Kommers: Youth, pop music and religiosity.
Lieke Wijnia, Festival Musica Sacra. Discourses on sacrality
Geert Maessen, Reconstruction of the Mozarabic repertoire
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

Eerder hemels dan hels: Juryrapport Volzin-Schijfwedstrijd 2018

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlePopular

'... dat je opnieuw en opnieuw geboren wordt'. Theater en / als ritueel

Hoondert, M., 2018, Reflecties op de Aankomst van de Titanic. De Nieuwe Oost

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterPopular

Chant Finder: A melodic index to Anglican chants

Meijer, T., Hoondert, M. & van Zaanen, M., 2018, In : Jahrbuch für Liturgik und Hymnologie. 57, p. 216-233 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Cultural Practices of Victimhood

Hoondert, M., Mutsaers, P. & Arfman, W., 2018, Abdingdon: Routledge. 257 p. (Victims, Culture and Society)

Research output: Book/ReportBookScientific

Press / Media

Lekker hummen met z'n allen

Bert van der Kruk & Martin Hoondert


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Other