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., & Drozdzewski, D. (2017). Capturing commemoration: using mobile recordings within memory research. Mobile Media & Communication, 1-19. doi:10.1177/2050157917730587.Read More
Birdsall, C. (2017). Interwar France and the politics of auditory culture. Review of: R. Scales: Radio and the politics of sound in interwar France, 1921-1939. Cambridge University Press 2016. The Senses and Society, 12(2), 222-224. doi:10.1080…Read More
Birdsall, C. (2017). Divisions of labour: radio archiving as gendered work in wartime Britain and Germany. In N. Willems, & S. Holla (Eds.), Gender and archiving: past, present, future (pp. 107-133). Hilversum: Verloren.Read More
Birdsall, C. (2016). Sound memory: a critical concept for researching memories of conflict and war. In D. Drozdzewski, S. De Nardi, & E. Waterton (Eds.), Memory, place and identitiy: commemoration and remembrance of war and conflict (pp. 111-129…Read More