Sonic Skills Public Day

Date: January 17, 2014
Time: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Groote Societeit
Vrijthof 36
6211 LE Maastricht


Groote Societeit, Vrijthof 36, 6211 LE, Maastricht

On January 17-18, 2014, a group of Sound Studies experts will come together at Maastricht University to comment on the Sonic Skills project, a project that studies sound and listening as entrances for acquiring knowledge in twentieth-century science, engineering and medicine. The meeting will start with a Public Day on Friday January 17, during which several of the experts will present their own research on cultures of sound and listening, past and present, in short and accessible English language presentations.

Aleks Kolkowski (London), Julia Kursell (University of Amsterdam), Cyrus Mody (Rice University), Rachel Mundy (Pittsburgh University), Trevor Pinch (Cornell University), Tom Rice (Exeter University), Sophia Roosth (Harvard University) and Axel Volmar (Siegen University) will talk about the fascinating sonic features of museum collections, physiology labs, research reform, audio bird guides, circuit bending, prison life, underground infrasound and high-end audio. They will draw on Arts and Musicology, as well as on Science and Technology Studies, History of Science and Anthropology. The day will end with a short podcast on the Sonic Skills project, accompanied with slide show images. The Sonic Skills project team includes Karin Bijsterveld, Joeri Bruyninckx, Melissa Van Drie, Anna Harris, Stefan Krebs and Alexandra Supper, most of whom are affiliated with the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, Maastricht University.

This day is open to anyone interested. A simple lunch will be served, and entrance is free. As the lecture room (see  image below) is a nineteenth century salon with a limited number of seats, registration is required by sending an email to Lidwien Hollanders: In case you know beforehand that you will only be able to attend either the morning program or one of two afternoon sessions, please inform Mrs. Hollanders about this, so that we can accommodate as many participants as possible. For details about the program: Programme Sonic Skills Public Day

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Sonic Skills Public Day