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.
Birdsall, C. (2015). Can we invent a field called 'Radio Preservation Studies'? Flow: a critical forum on television and media culture, 21(5), 1-12.Read More
Birdsall, C., & Drozdzewski, D. (2018). Capturing commemoration: using mobile recordings within memory research. Mobile Media & Communication, 6(2), 266-284. doi:10.1177/2050157917730587.Read More
Birdsall, C., Parry, M., & Tkaczyk, V. (2015). Listening to the mind: tracing the auditory history of mental illness in archives and exhibitions. The Public Historian, 37(4), 47-72. doi:10.1525/tph.2015.37.4.47.Read More
Birdsall, C. (2018). Radio. In D. Morat, & H. Ziemer (Eds.), Handbuch Sound: Geschichte – Begriffe – Ansätze (pp. 353-359). Stuttgart: Metzler.Read More