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doc. PhDr. Hana Vlhová-Wörner, Ph.D.


Phone: +420 286 010 526

Room: HC 306


  • T. G. Masaryk
  • History of Scientific Institutions in Czechoslovakia after 1952



  • 2009: Habilitation, Faculty of Arts, Charles University, Prague
  • 2000–2001: postgraduate studies, Institut für Musikwissenschaft, University of Basel
  • 2000: PhD., Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague
  • 1991–1993: studies in musicology, Institut für Musikwissenschaft, University of Basel
  • 1985–1989: studies of musicology, Faculty of Arts, Charles University, Prague, (1990 PhDr. title granted)

Previous employment

  • 2016–2017: Director of the Institute of Music History in the Institute of Ethnology of the Czech Academy of Sciences
  • 2012–2017: School of Music, Bangor University, Wales, Great Britain, Senior Lecturer (2012–2016), Reader (2016–2017); Senior Tutor (2012–2013); Director of Graduate Studies (2013–2015); Director of Research and Deputy Head of School (2015–2016)
  • 2011–2012: Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor, Institute of Sacred Music, Yale University, U.S.
  • 2007–2010: Lecturer, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, U.S.
  • 2006: Visiting Professor, Duke University, U.S.
  • 1993–2006: Institute of Musicology, Faculty of Arts, Charles University, Prague

Research Interests

  • Latin liturgical poetry, with a focus on sequences and tropes
  • Music and rite in St. Vitus Cathedral in Prague
  • The Jistebnice hymn book and 15th-century Czech liturgy
  • The dissemination and transformation of Latin repertoire from the early to late Middle Ages
  • History of early music musicology

Membership in Academic Bodies, Research Institutions, Scholarly Societies, and Editorial Boards since 2010

  • Member of the editorial board of the journals: Studie o rukopisech, Musicologica Slovaca, Arte Factum
  • Member of the Board of the Institute of Musicology, Faculty of Arts, Charles University, Prague
  • Member of the Board of the Institute of Ethnology of the Czech Academy of Sciences (2016–2017)
  • Member of societies: Plainsong and Medieval Music Society (executive trustee), American musicological Society, International Musicological Society – Study Group “Cantus Planus”


Most Important Publications since 2010:


  • (with David Holeton). Jistebnice kancionál II: Cantionale (forthcoming)
  • Index Sequentiarum Bohemiae Medii Aevi (online database), September 2018 (
  • Manuscripti liturgici ecclesiae Pragensis (online database), August 2016 (
  • Repertorium troporum Bohemiae Medii Aevi IV: Agnus Dei. Praha: Bärenreiter, 2013.
  • Repertorium troporum Bohemiae Medii Aevi III: Sanctus. Praha: Editio-Bärenreiter, 2010.


  • "Bohemian Alleluia chants to the Holy Virgin from the second half of the fourteenth century". In Carolus Quartus, ed. Lenka Hlávková–David Eben, Brno: L. Marek 2019 (forthcoming).
  • "Agnus Pairing and Disappearing: A contribution to the late chant tradition in Bohemia." Study Group, ‘Cantus Planus’ (Venice, Italy, 2014, 28 July - 1 August), ed. James Borders, Venezia, Edizioni Fondazione Levi, 2018 (forthcoming).
  • "Liturgical poetry and poetical liturgy. Texts of motet cycles as continuation of longer compositional practice." In Motet Cycles Between Devotion and Liturgy, ed. by Daniele Filippi and Agnese Pavanello, Basel: Schwabe, 2019 (Schola Cantorum Basiliensis Scripta) (forthcoming).
  • "Novum sidus orientis: New identification perspectives." In Beredte Musik. Konversationen zum 80. Geburtstag von Wulf Arlt, hg. von Martin Kirnbauer, Basel: Schwabe 2018 (Schola Cantorum Basiliensis Scripta 8) ), 457–466.
  • "Berkeley Traktate-Sammlung." In Lexikon musiktheoretischer Schriften, hrsg. von Ullrich Scheideler and Felix Wörner, Kassel u. a.: Bärenreiter, 2017, 353-355.
  • "Zdeněk Nejedlý’s (1878-1962) historical narrative and ideological construction of Czech medieval music history." In Nationality and Universality. Music Historiographies in Central and Eastern Europe, hrsg. by Slawomira Zeranska-Kominek, Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016, 175–195.
  • (with David Holeton). “Liturgy, Commemoration and Music.” In A Companion to Jan Hus, ed. František Šmahel u. a., Leiden: Brill, 2014, 289–324.
  • "Die Spruchsang-Melodien im Kontext des spätmittelalterlichen einstimmigen Komponierens in Zentraleuropa." In Sangspruchdichtung um 1300, hrsg. von Dorothea Klein u. a., Hildesheim: Weidmannsche Verlagsbuchhandlung, 2014 (= Spolia Berolinensia. Beiträge zur Literatur- und Kulturgeschichte des Mittelalters und Neuzeit 33), 275–292.
  • (with Lenka Hlávková). "Hudba" ["Music"]. In Husitské století [The Hussite Century], ed. František Šmahel e. a., Praha: Nakladatelství Lidové noviny, 2014, 474–490.
  • “Prag – die musikalische Tradition der Hussiten.” In Zentren der Kirchenmusik, ed. Matthias Schneider and Beate Bugenhagen, Laaber: Laaber Verlag, 2011 (= Enzyklopädie der Kirchenmusik, ed. Matthias Schneider, Wolfgang Bretschneider und Günther Massenkeil, Laaber: Laaber Verlag 2010ff., vol. 2), 59–64.  
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