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Epistemes of Modern Acoustics

Research Group Leader Viktoria Tkaczyk

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Research Group Leader

Research Group Leader (1 Mar 2015-28 Feb 2020)

Dr., Professor for the History of Knowledge, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

The Making of Acoustics in Sixteenth to Nineteenth-Century Europe

"Epistemes of Modern Acoustics" Research Group

"Epistemes of Modern Acoustics" Research Group. Photo: Hartmut Kern, 2018.

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Departmental Assistant

Editorial Assistant (1 Aug 2016-29 Feb 2020)

Researchers 2018–19

Visiting Scholar (15 Nov 2019-15 Jan 2020)

PhD, Associate Professor of Musicology, The Netherlands

Instruments of God: Toward a Metaphysics of Music Theory

Visiting Scholar (Sep 2019-30 Sep 2019)

PhD, Professor, TIK Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture

"It Was the Nightingale, Not the Jumbo": Acoustic Borderlands at Frankfurt Airport

Visiting Scholar (1 Sep 2019-31 Oct 2019)

PhD, Full Professor of Science, Technology & Modern Culture, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences (FASoS), Maastricht University

Hidden Ears: Wiretapping, Eavesdropping, and Analyzing Sonic Information, 1960s–the present

Visiting Scholar (1 Nov 2019-31 Dec 2019)

Visions and Experiments of Radiophonic Composing in the Weimar Republic

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Mar 2019-29 Feb 2020)

Visiting Scholar (4 Nov 2019-16 Dec 2019)

Rosemarie Trockel’s Rorschach-Bilder

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (Jun 2018-30 Jun 2018)

The Electronic Circuit as Post–Musical Score

Research Scholar (1 Jan 2018-31 Dec 2019)


Tuning the World: A Global History of Acoustics at the Crossroads of Aesthetics, Politics, Science and Industry (1834–1939)

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (15 Sep 2018-14 Sep 2020)


Changes, Continuities, and Innovations in Music Theory and Musical Thought in Early Medieval China, 316-581 CE

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (15 Aug 2016-28 Feb 2020)

MA, Doctoral Candidate, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin

John Bulwer (1606–1656): On the Theatricality of Medical Knowledge; Ciphers, Sounds and Ear Trumpets: Acoustics and Espionage in England, 1655-1685

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (6 May 2019-31 Dec 2019)

Hearing Causality? A Study of Secondary Sounds in the Psychological Laboratory

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (10 Oct 2019-29 Feb 2020)

Text-to-Speech: Re-Embodying Voice, Disembodying Difference

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (8 Jan 2017-29 Feb 2020)

MA, Doctoral Candidate, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

After Mapping the Avant–Garde: Politics, Discourses and Technologies of the “New” in Postwar “New Music"

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (8 May 2017-28 Feb 2020)

Theater Exhibitions, Exhibition Media, and the Humanities around 1900

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (24 Jul 2017-28 Feb 2020)

Harmonies at Work: Musical Instruments and the Transfer of Knowledge in Early Acoustics

Visiting Scholar (6 May 2019-31 Dec 2019)

PhD, SPHERE Université Paris Diderot, Paris

Sonus ex machina: Religion, Media and Technologies of Sound

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (18 Jun 2018-29 Feb 2020)

Dr. Des.

Geräuschkulissen und strategische Kriegsführung: Militärisch-künstlerische Wissensformationen

Senior Research Scholar, Head of Cooperation and Communication (Since Jan 2008)


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