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.
Tkaczyk, V., & Birdsall, C. (Eds.). (2019). Listening to the archive: sound data in the humanities and sciences [Special Issue]. Technology and Culture, 60(2 Suppl.).Read More
Birdsall, C. (2019). Radio documents: broadcasting, sound archiving, and the rise of radio studies in interwar Germany. Technology and Culture, 60(2 Suppl.), S96-S128. doi:10.1353/tech.2019.0065.Read More
Birdsall, C. (2018). Radio. In D. Morat, & H. Ziemer (Eds.), Handbuch Sound: Geschichte – Begriffe – Ansätze (pp. 353-359). Stuttgart: Metzler.Read More