Maruša Zupančič, PhD


  • PhD, Musicology


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Research area: Music Migration in the 18th century, 19th and the beginning of the 20th century, 18th- and 19th-century Music, The development of Violin Playing in the Slovene Lands, The Impact of Prague Violin School throughout Europe, Immigrant Musicians in the Slovene Lands, Digital Humanities.

ZRC SAZU Research Grant (November 2009–February 2010: Boston, U.S; New York, U.S)
Czech Republic Government Scholarship, Charles University, Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic (November 2008–March 2009)
Erasmus Grant, Masaryk University Brno, Czech Republic (September 2006–June 2007)
The Student Prešeren Award of Faculty of Arts in Ljubljana (2007)

5 most relevant articles/chapters in the last 5 years (2015–2020):

  • "Bohemian Violinists in Ljubljana: Jan Šlais's Contribution to Ljubljana Violin School." In: Conservatories: professionalization and specialization of musical activity. Ed. Jernej Weiss. Koper, Ljubljana: Univerza na Primorskem, 2020, str. 265–296.
  • "The Influx of Bohemian Violinists to Slovenia and Croatia up to the1920s." Arti musices, 55, št. 1–2 (2019): 259–300.
  • "At the crossroads of European violin heritage: the migration of Prague violinists throughout Europe from the beginning of the nineteenth century up to the 1880s." Hudební věda, 55, št. 1 (2018): 5–40.
  • "The journeys of violin handbooks to the Slovenian lands and their interactions in the eighteenth century." De musica disserenda, 11, št. 1/2 (2015): 279–299.
  • "Violinism in the territory of present-day Slovenia in Tartini's time." De musica disserenda 10, št. 1 (2014): 141–157.

Maruša Zupančič graduated in musicology at the University of Ljubljana in 2007. In the same year, she got engaged as a junior researcher at the Institute of Musicology ZRC SAZU. In 2012, she completed her Ph.D. at the University of Ljubljana with a dissertation on the development of violin playing in the Slovene lands until the beginning of the Second World War. Since 2015, she is a research fellow at the Institute of Musicology, where her work is focused primarily on music migration and the development of violin playing in Europe from the 18th until the 20th century. In 2006/2007 she studied at the Masaryk University in Brno and in 2008/2009 at the Charles University in Prague, where she was doing also an internship at The Institute of Ethnology of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. For several months, she furthered her studies in Boston and New York in the United States and in Leuven, Belgium. In 2017, she was on a one-month research visit at the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts as well as at the Croatian Music Institute in Zagreb.

She regularly presents her findings at the International Musicological Conferences and specializes in Digital Humanities. She participates in summer schools, courses, and workshops in digital humanities: Visual Analysis with Digital Tools, University of Göttingen (2014); Digital Musicology, University of Oxford (2016); Research Approaches in the Digital Humanities, Central European University Budapest (2019); Open Research data in Slovenia, University of Ljubljana (2019); Transkribus User Conference and Workshop, Innsbruck University (2020); Nodegoat Workshop, Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands and University of Amsterdam (2020); Introduction to Digital Humanities (certificate with a passing grade), Harvard University (2020); Newseye Conference and Workshop, Université de la Rochelle (2021).

In 2018, she received an international certificate "Digital Marketing Professional" (Digital Marketing Institute, Dublin, Ireland). She is a member of several international musicological societies and organizational boards.

Research areas
Musicology H320

digital humanities
music performance
music institutions
Music migrations in Europe
Music of the 19th and 20th century