Carolyn Birdsall
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Carolyn Birdsall

Visiting Scholar (Feb 2018)

PhD, Department of Media Studies, University of Amsterdam

Carolyn Birdsall is Assistant Professor and MA Education Director, Department of Media Studies, University of Amsterdam. Her dissertation, published in 2012 as Nazi Soundscapes: Sound, Technology and Urban Space in Germany, 1933–1945, won the Book Award of the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis in 2013. Birdsall is also coeditor of Sonic Mediations: Body, Sound, Technology (2008) and Inside Knowledge: (Un)doing Ways of Knowing in the Humanities (2009). Her recent publications have investigated emerging concepts of “documentary sound” in early radio and sound film, with related interests including comparative histories of media archiving and the material and gendered dimensions to broadcast production work.

Projects

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Archival Impulses in German Radio: Collecting, Ordering and Reusing Sound (1930–1960)

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Radio Archiving and the Sources of History

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Researching Radio: Sound Archives and Discipline Formation, 1930–1945

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Selected Publications

Birdsall, Carolyn (2018). “Radio.” In Handbuch Sound: Geschichte – Begriffe – Ansätze, ed. D. Morat and H. Ziemer, 353–359. Stuttgart: Metzler.

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Drozdzewski, Danielle and Carolyn Birdsall, eds. (2018). Doing Memory Research: New Methods and Approaches. Basingstoke: Palgrave.

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Birdsall, Carolyn and Danielle Drozdzewski (2018). “Capturing Commemoration: Using Mobile Recordings Within Memory Research.” Mobile Media & Communication 6 (2): 266–284. https://doi.org/10.1177/2050157917730587.

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Birdsall, Carolyn (2018). “Worlding the Archive: Radio Collections, Heritage Frameworks, and Selection Principles.” In Transnationalizing Radio Research: New Approaches to an Old Medium, ed. G. Föllmer and A. Badenoch, 197–208. Bielefeld: transcript…

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Events

Workshop

Listening to the Archive: Histories of Sound Data in the Humanities and Sciences

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Summer School

Sound Signatures

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News & Press

Research Group "Epistemes of Modern Acoustics" publishes special issue of Technology and Culture

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