Fields of Practice:
Cultural history of music, German Jewish cultural history in the 18th and 19th centuries
Yael Sela Teichler is a faculty member at the Open University of Israel, where she serves as director of the Program in Music. Having received her PhD at Oxford University in 2010 in Historical Musicology, she has held postdoctoral fellowships at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Humboldt University in Berlin, Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin, and the Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Her current research is concerned with aesthetics and music in German Jewish thought around 1800, especially in Jewish Enlightenment and Haskalah in Prussia. Her articles have appeared, among others, in Renaissance Studies and Jewish Quarterly Review. She is currently writing a monograph on music, aesthetics, and biblical poetry in the philosophy of Moses Mendelssohn and the Berlin Enlightenment in the late 18th century.