Prof. Dr. Ricardo Eichmann
Prof. Dr. Ricardo Eichmann was the director of the Orient Department of the German Archaeological Institute in Berlin between 1996-2021. Since 1998 he is co-editor of Studien zur Musikarchäologie (Studies in Music Archaeology). His research interests include music archaeology of the Near East and Egypt and building research in the Near East.
Audible Temporality: How Time is Structured in—and through—Music
The project investigates the ways time is understood in antiquity by reconstructing music ensembles and conducting tests using modern reproductions and replicas of selected ancient musical instruments from different regions, based on their supposed sound structures and historic performance contexts.
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PhD (1984), Prehistory, Classical Archaeology and Egyptology, Heidelberg University.
Fellowships and Positions
Director and Professor at Deutsches Archäologisches Institut (German Archaeological Institute), Oriental Department, Berlin
Archaeological field work in the South of Qatar in cooperation with the Qatar Museums (QM), Doha
Teaching at the Berlin University of the Arts on "Musical instruments from archaeological contexts"
Honorary doctorate from Union of Arab Historians, Institute for Arabian History and Cultural Heritage, Baghdad
Excavations at Wuqro/Ethiopia in collaboration with Prof. Dr. Norbert Nebes (Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena), Dr. Pawel Wolf (Berlin) and Tigrai Commission for Tourism and Culture
Member of the Excellence Cluster Topoi, Berlin
Archaeological field work in cooperation with the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) at Tayma/Saudi Arabia
Teaching at Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena
Co-organizer of international Conferences on Music archaeology and co-editor of Studien zur Musikarchäologie (Studies in Music Archaeology)
Professor for Near Eastern Archaeology, Eberhard-Karls-University Tübingen
Researcher at Deutsches Archäologisches Instituts, Baghdad Department (Berlin)
Research assistant at Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Baghdad department (Berlin)