Doc. Mgr. Renáta Beličová, PhD.
She works as Associate Professor and researcher at the Institute of Literary and Artistic Communication of the Faculty of Arts, Constantine The Philosopher University in Nitra, Slovakia, in the field Aesthetics and history of aesthetics, Theory and history of music.
She studied piano at the Conservatory in Žilina and as an honorary student at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava. In the same time she studied Musicology at the Department of Musicology, Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University in Brno. She started her doctoral studies there and ended them at the Institute of Musicology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences in Bratislava with the thesis Chapters in Reception-Aesthetics of Music. She worked as an assistant at the Department of Music at the Pedagogical Faculty in Nitra. In 1992, she accepted an offer to work as an assistant professor at the Institute of Literary and Artistic Communication within team researcher of Nitra School, where the foundation of her research work establishing the so-called Reception-aesthetics of music (Reception-Aesthetics of Music – Introduction, 2002; Reception-Aesthetics of Music – Theory, 2003; Reception-Aesthetics of Music and Its Nomenclature, 2008).
Her specific scientific focus also includes archeomusicological issues, some results were presented at conferences at home and abroad (Glass as an object in archeomusicology, Nitra 2010; Sound as a museum object. Dual Chance for Archeomusicology. Krosno, Poland 2013; Soundscape – the concept of ancient and present intentional cultivation of environment. Archaeoacoustics challenges to current musicology, Gdansk: Ringing Stones, 2014; Reception-aesthetics of music and archaeomusicology Interdisciplinary overlaps and
methodological inspirations, Vienna 2016).
An important result of her many years of scientific and educational activities is the publication of the first part of the textbook devoted to medieval musical culture (Music in the Medieval Culture of the Middle Ages in Europe I., 2006) with a separate anthology of music (Anthology. Music in the Medieval Culture of the Middle Ages in Europe I. 2006). At the same time, she elaborated a unique topic of auditive culture in the Slovak aesthetics of music (Auditive Culture – A Prerequisite of Musical Culture. On Some Aspects of Reception-Aesthetics of Music, 2006). She was a scientific guarantor of the three years of colloquia on the topic Music Life in Slovakia – Continuity or Discontinuity?, she issued three anthologies of lectures and discussions under the title Music Life in Slovakia – Continuity or Discontinuity? (1. A Living Culture, or an Open-Air Museum?, 2007; 2. The Advent of Diversity – The Dynamism of the Living Culture? 2009; 3. The Plurality of Musical Styles and Musical Poetics. 2010).
The work of Renata Belicová is highly acclaimed by the Slovak scientific community. In 2006, she was awarded the Award for Scientific and Expert Literature in the category of social sciences for her work Hudba v kultúre európskeho stredoveku I. (Music in the Medieval Culture of the Middle Ages in Europe).
In recent years, she has verified the methodology of the Nitra School in Reception-Aesthetics of Music, especially for verbal interpretation of postmodernist music poetics. Many research results were presented at conferences, for example: Postmodern music – egalitarian gestures and hermeneutic challenges, Ostrava 2016; An art form – a unique way to keep historical memory. Marek Piaček – Apolloopera, the melodrama about the bombing for choir, actor and trombone, Prague 2015; Pastiche in the postmodern music. Interpretation as a translation, ideological disclosure, or the drift of meaning, 2014; The Nitra Theory of translation by Anton Popovič as a methodological inspiration for interpreting contemporary (post-modern) music, Vienna 2016. The research problems as formulated above correspond with the latest development trends in the field of aesthetics and musicology.
Zoltán Janka was born in 1949. His elementary and seconday schools were in Jászberény, Hungary, and he graduated in the Lehel Vezér Grammar-school in 1968. After receiving the medical doctoral diploma at the Szeged University Medical School, Hungary, he got a tenure at the Department of Neurology and Psychiatry of this university (later as Albert Szent-Györgyi University Medical School, and again as University of Szeged). He became professor and chair of this department in 1993, and after separation, the chairman of Department of Psychiatry. He did specializations in neurology and psychiatry. He got scientific degrees as PhD in 1986, habilitation in 1996, and Doctor of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (DSc) in 2006. Between 1980-82 he worked as a postdoctoral fellow in Perth, Australia. Further educations were made in Sweden (1987) and in England (1991). Focuses of his scientific interests are the molecular and pharmacodynamic aspects of the biological underpinnings of mental disorders. He held 922 lectures; the number of his scientific publications is 320, with a cumulative impact factor 461.232. Twelve students obtained PhD under his supervision. For scientific and teaching activities he received numerous grants, scholarships, and merits. He got teaching awards from students (14 times) and from the Medical Faculty (4 times). For publications he received the scientific awards I.Hollós, Medicina, and G.Nyírő (twice). He was elected as an Hononary Citizen of Jászberény City in 2007. For medical work the László Batthyány-Strattmann Award was given to him in 2009, and a Presidential Praise by the Albert Szent-Györgyi Clinical Center in 2012. For teaching he was merited with Frigyes Kulka Medal and Award in 2012 by the Medical Faculty.
Born in Dorog, Hungary in 1943, he graduated from Radnóti Miklós Grammar School and in 1966 received his diploma in biology and chemistry from József Attila University (JATE) in Szeged. After graduation, he worked in JATE’s Electron Microscope Laboratory. In 1970 he joined the Szeged Biological Research Centre, he was a researcher and later the head of the Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory. He was the deputy director of the Biophysics Institute between 1994 and 2009 and served as the director of the UNESCO and ICRO International Training Course (ITC) for more than ten years. He has been professor emeritus at the Szeged Biological Research Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences since 2013.
He defended his doctoral thesis in 1970, and in 1972 received a doctorate summa cum laude in a Promotio sub auspiciis Rei Publicae Popularis ceremony. He received his PhD in 1982 and the title “Doctor of Biological Sciences” in 1994. He became a tenured private professor at the University of Szeged in 1995. His area of interest includes the effect of sex hormones on synaptic plasticity and neuroprotective mechanisms. In addition to his research, he has constantly been involved in teaching. His work abroad includes a research fellowship at the Pharmacology Institute at the University of Milan in Italy (1974) and positions as a guest professor at McMaster University in Canada (1974-75) and later the University of Geneva in Switzerland (1982‑83 and 1991-92), the University of Göttingen in Germany (1982-99), and the Cajal Institute in Madrid (1995-2009). He has been the principal investigator and participant of numerous Hungarian and international research projects.
He plays an active role in scientific life, participating as a reviewer or committee member in many postgraduate, doctoral and habilitation processes. He is a member of the IUBS Hungarian National Committee, the University of Szeged Habilitation Committee and the University of Szeged Doctoral Committee. He plays an exceptionally active role in scientific education, and was a member of the executive committee of the Szeged Biological Society. He has received several professional honours and awards: the Ábrahám Ambrus Medal (1997), the Szentágothai János Prize (2004), the Entz Géza Medal (1995) and the Knight’s Cross of the Republic of Hungary (2008).
After receiving a master’s degree in physics and mathematics at the Saint Petersburg State University, with further philosophical studies in Berlin, Harry Lehmann earned a doctorate at the University of Potsdam in 2003 with a dissertation based on a systems-theoretical approach toward aesthetics. He has published essays on contemporary art, literature and new music in prominent German journals such as Merkur, Lettre International, Neue Zeitschrift für Musik and Sinn & Form. Harry Lehmann taught philosophy and sociology of art in St. Petersburg as a DAAD – Assistant Professor, he was awarded an Academy Schloss Solitude stipend in Stuttgart, was guest of honor at Villa Massimo in Rome, and Fellow in Residence at the Friedrich Nietzsche Archive in Weimar. One can find more information about the author on his website: www.harrylehmann.net. After receiving a master’s degree in physics and mathematics at the Saint Petersburg State University, with further philosophical studies in Berlin, Harry Lehmann earned a doctorate at the University of Potsdam in 2003 with a dissertation based on a systems-theoretical approach toward aesthetics. He has published essays on contemporary art, literature and new music in prominent German journals such as Merkur, Lettre International, Neue Zeitschrift für Musik and Sinn & Form. Harry Lehmann taught philosophy and sociology of art in St. Petersburg as a DAAD – Assistant Professor, he was awarded an Academy Schloss Solitude stipend in Stuttgart, was guest of honor at Villa Massimo in Rome, and Fellow in Residence at the Friedrich Nietzsche Archive in Weimar. One can find more information about the author on his website: www.harrylehmann.net.
- Ästhetische Erfahrung. Eine Diskursanalyse, Paderborn: Wilhelm Fink, Oktober 2016.
- Gehaltsästhetik. Eine Kunstphilosophie, Paderborn: Wilhelm Fink, Januar 2016.
- Die digitale Revolution der Musik. Eine Musikphilosophie, Mainz: Schott 2012.
- Die flüchtige Wahrheit der Kunst. Ästhetik nach Luhmann, München: W. Fink 2006.