Georgi Georgiev is a doctoral candidate in comparative history at the Central European University, Budapest (CEU), and a Visiting Predoctoral Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Research Group “Epistemes of Modern Acoustics.” He completed an MA in Central European history at CEU. Georgi’s research experience includes extensive study of the Radio Free Europe archival collections hosted by the Blinken Open Society Archives in Budapest.
Georgi’s PhD project focuses on methods of information gathering during the Cold War, with a special emphasis on acoustic information gathering and noise as an object of research. His work explores the intersection between science, technology, and politics using heterogeneous primary sources: meteorological bulletins, technical reports and encrypted correspondence on noise levels, surveys on secret radio listening, satirical images, and propaganda photographs. His research interests include the history of knowledge production and propaganda during the Cold War, the history of noise, and the technical infrastructure and politics of international broadcasting.