The American Academy of Arts and Sciences admitted an Israeli musicologist. The prestigious academy this week announced it was making Don Harran, a musicology professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, a foreign honorary member for 2006. Harran joins 175 new fellows and 20 new foreign honorary members, among them two former presidents of the United States, the U.S. Supreme Court chief justice, a Nobel laureate and a number of Pulitzer Prize winners. Among the areas of Harran’s research, which extends from the 15th to the early 18th century, is the Renaissance. He has placed special emphasis on Jewish art music at the start of the modern era, including women as poets and composers, rabbis and their speculations about music, and early composers.
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