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Celia Applegate

William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of History; Associate Chair of the History Department; Affiliate Professor of Musicology and Ethnomusicology

Celia Applegate studies the culture and society of modern Germany, with particular interest in the history of music.

She is the author of A Nation of Provincials: The German Idea of Heimat (Berkeley, 1990), the co-editor (with musicologist Pamela Potter) of Music and German National Identity (Chicago, 2000), and the author of Bach in Berlin: Nation and Culture in Mendelssohn’s Revival of the St. Matthew Passion (Cornell, 2005), winner of the DAAD/GSA Book Prize. She is currently working on a comprehensive account of musical life in Germany from the 17th century to the present, titled Music and the Germans: A History.

Applegate is past president of the German Studies Association, current president of the Central European History Society and serves on numerous editorial boards, including Oxford University Press's New Cultural History of Music series.