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Mara Mills

Visiting Scholar (Aug 2017-Dec 2017)

PhD, Associate Professor, NYU Steinhardt

Mills is completing a book manuscript on the history of “communication engineering,” a concept and set of practices that emerged in the telephone industry in the early twentieth century. She is particularly interested in the ways telephone engineers adapted knowledge about speech and hearing from the fields of phonetics and deaf education.

Projects

Testing Hearing: Science, Art, Industry

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The History of Audiometry and the Construction of the Normal Auditory Threshold

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Tuning Time: Sequences from the History of Time Stretching and Pitch Shifting

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History of Medicine, History of Material Culture, History of Technology

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The Construction of Deafness in Western Europe and the United States (Seventeenth to Nineteenth Centuries)

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