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. (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
Birdsall, C. (2016). Sound and media studies: archiving and the construction of sonic heritage. In J. G. Papenburg, & H. Schulze (Eds.), Sound as popular culture: a research companion (pp. 133-148). Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press.Read More
Birdsall, C. (2015). Can we invent a field called 'Radio Preservation Studies'? Flow: a critical forum on television and media culture (Special Issue: Radio Preservation Task Force), 21(5), 1-12.Read More
Birdsall, C. (2015). Die urbanen Soundscapes des Luftkriegs: Forschungsperspektiven aus Sound Studies, Geschichts- und Medienwissenschaft. Geschichte in Wissenschaft und Unterricht, 66(11/12), 681-702.Read More