Dr Bojan Bujic

Department: Music

College appointment: Emeritus Fellow


After graduating in English Literature (1961) and Musicology (1963) at the University of Sarajevo (my birthplace) in the then Yugoslavia, I came to Oxford in 1963 and four years later completed a D.Phil. in Music. After a brief spell in Yugoslavia, I was a Lecturer in Music at Reading University (1969-1978), and then, until my retirement in 2005, a University Lecturer (later Reader) in Musicology and a Fellow of Magdalen. At various times I also held a Visiting Fellowship at Cornell University and a Visiting Lecturership at King’s College, London.

Teaching and research

As a graduate student at Oxford I was a medievalist but soon moved to the areas which, as I realized, interested me more: music of the Italian high renaissance, aesthetics of music and the music of Viennese modernism. As a Tutor in Music at Magdalen I followed the usual pattern of teaching a wide repertory of music history subjects, but in my lecturing and graduate teaching I concentrated on my research interests. In my retirement I continue to research, write and, occasionally, take part in broadcasts and scholarly gatherings.

Selected publications