Welcome to the website of the Sonic Skills project! Our project has been dedicated to studying the role of sound and listening in the development of science, technology and medicine, from the 1920s to today. The project, funded as a VICI program by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), officially ended in 2015. But we keep the website alive. It will function both as a repository of the events and publications that came out of the project, and as a platform to inform you on new publications, projects and initiatives related to research at the crossroads of Sound Studies and Science and Technology Studies (STS) at Maastricht University.
On this website, you can find more information about our research, including a description of the five sub-projects investigating listening practices in diverse domains such as hospitals, garages, and scientific laboratories, field-sites and conferences. You can also read about the publications that have emerged from the project, about the people originally behind it, and about the research line that our project is part of. In the sidebar, you can find the latest-project related news. Finally, you will also find information of several events we organized as part of our project, such as a workshop, a public festival and a virtual version of an exhibition about sonic skills. More information on the latter can be found on the website of the exhibition.