Welcome to the IAH

Next conference; 29 July to 2 (4) August 2024 in Prag

The next conference will take place from Monday, 29 July to Friday, 2 August 2024 in Prague (Czech Republic). The excursions will take place on the following weekend (3/4 August).

The conference theme is: “Faith in Song – More than 500 years of Hymns in print and practice. The Czech Hymnal 1501 and its descendants.”

Registration deadline extended until 1 June!

For further information please click here.


What is hymnology?

Hymnology is the scholarly engagement with the church’s song, hymns, and hymnbooks. To engage with the diverse aspects of these subjects, hymnology uses the methods of related academic disciplines, including theology (with its subdisciplines), music and church music, history, literature, linguistics, culture studies, bibliography, aesthetics and poetics, psychology, sociology, and anthropology. Hymnological studies can be empirical, historical, or systematic.

Become a member

Are you involved with the church’s song, hymns, and hymnbooks? New members are always welcome (see Membership).

Hymnological resources

The resources area contains links to online resources. It offers the opportunity to publish one’s own work online; for this purpose, contact the IAH office. We welcome information about available resources, whether on external sites or potentially on our own site.


Startseite_Loegumkloster 2017 (Lionel Li-Xing Hong)

© Lionel Li-Xing Hong

© Lionel Li-Xing Hong

© Lionel Li-Xing Hong

Startseite_Gesangbucharchiv Mainz (Thomas Hartmann)

© Thomas Hartmann

© Thomas Hartmann

© Thomas Hartmann

Startseite_Loegumkloster 2017 (Yu-Ring Chiang)

© Yu-Ring Chiang

© Yu-Ring Chiang

© Yu-Ring Chiang

Startseite_Amsterdam 2013 (NN)
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