Publication of special issue in journal Sound Studies

Joeri Bruyninckx and Alexandra Supper have guest-edited the recently published vol.2:1 of Sound Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal. The special issue on “Sonic Skills in Cultural Contexts: Theories, Practices and Materialities of Listening” is now available from the journal website.

Karin Bijsterveld appointed as KNAW member

Karin Bijsterveld has been appointed as one the 16 new members of The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). Members of the KNAW are chosen on the basis of their academic achievements and appointed for life, based on…

Sonic Skills in publications and in the media

While the Sonic Skills project has officially concluded, we are still busy writing and talking about our research. Visit the Publications page to keep up-to-date about our recent activities – such as an article about “sharing sounds” by Anna Harris…

Sonic Skills Exhibition Website

The exhibition about the research for the Sonic Skills project, first displayed during the Sonic Science Festival in early 2015, is now available as a virtual exhibition on its own website: http://exhibition.sonicskills.org/  

New PhD project on displaying sound art

Linnea Semmerling has recently started her PhD project “Listening on Display. Exhibiting Sound Art 1960s-now” at FASoS, under the supervision of Karin Bijsterveld and Peter Peters, and with funding from NWO. For more information about this project, see here.

Website on Sonic Science Festival

In January 2015, the Sonic Science Festival will take place, in which the results of the Sonic Skills project will be translated into a multifaced art festival and exhibition for an audience of all ages. A website with detailed information…

New PhD Project on traffic information and car radio

The PhD project “Talking You Through: Traffic Information and Car Radio, 1950s-now” has recently been funded through the NWO programme PhD in the Humanities. Marith Dieker, who currently works as a research assistant preparing the Sonic Science Festival, will be…

Sonic Skills on the Radio

On May 23, a radio feature by Holger Schulze on “Sound & The Society” was broadcast on Deutschlandradio Kultur. The programme features interviews with several researchers working on the cultural history of sound, among them Sonic Skills project member Stefan…

Sound Studies Specialisation in MA Media Culture

Students interested in the role of sound in everyday life and media can apply to do an MA in Media Culture at Maastricht University. The programme now features a new specialisation in Sound Studies, coordinated by Karin Bijsterveld. You can…

New Podcast on Sonification

Recently, Alexandra Supper’s research on sonification was featured in the podcast of the journal Social Studies of Science. The podcast consists of journal editor Sergio Sismondo interviewing Alexandra about several examples of sonifications (LHCSound, Sonification of Brain Activity, and Stellar…