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News – Registration for the extraordinary conference in Mainz (8/9 September 2022)

The registration deadline has been extended to 24 August 2022. Further information on the conference can be found here.


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News – Call for short reports on current research work in the Jahrbuch für Liturgik und Hymnologie

In the hymnological section of the Jahrbuch für Liturgik und Hymnologie there is now the possibility to report in short form on relevant dissertation projects, but also on other larger research and editing projects. This report is intended to stimulate a scholarly exchange between interested readers of the JLH and researchers. If you are working on such a project, please contact the editor: Dr. Daniela Wissemann-Garbe, daniela.wissemann@posteo.de


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.