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Historical & cultural anthropology of sonic & sensory experiences

The Sonic Persona

2018-03-01 by Julia Krause | 0 comments

Just out now on Bloomsbury press is a new volume on the historical, conceptual and political repercussions of sound studies, especially in the area of an anthropology of sound. In The Sonic …Continue reading


2017-04-25 by Holger Schulze | Comments Off on Optimierung

(eine frühere Version erschien in: MERKUR 71 (2017), No. 818, S. 57-62) Die Umgebung, in der Sie arbeiten, ist nicht optimal. Vor allem sensorisch. Es riecht komisch, vielleicht müsste der Bürostuhl ausgetauscht, …Continue reading


2016-10-03 by Holger Schulze | Comments Off on 1 COPY TO WIN

The symposion here in Copenhagen on October 6 is only a few days away – and thanks to MIT-Press, the publisher of “Sound as Popular Culture”, we are now happy to have …Continue reading

Notes on a silent meal

2016-09-27 by Holger Schulze | Comments Off on Notes on a silent meal

Last week I had the honour of partaking in a rather special dinner: a silent dinner. The artist Nina Backman had invited 27 guests to one of her famous Silence Meals – …Continue reading

What is an Audio Paper?

2016-09-06 by Holger Schulze | 1 Comment

Kristine Samson und Sanne Krogh Grogh propose a new academic format: The Audio Paper. In a manifesto just published days ago in Seismograf they propose this format as appropriate for academic presentations. …Continue reading


2016-05-27 by Holger Schulze | Comments Off on NOISE IS JOY

(Danish translation by Steffen Krejberg Knudsen: Støj er nydelse. Støjens antropologi, in: Kulturo 22 (2016) No. 41, Støj, p. 10-18) I. SILENCE IS HORROR Have you ever experienced total and radical silence? …Continue reading

Pre-Acoustic Sound Studies

2016-04-11 by Rasmus Holmboe | Comments Off on Pre-Acoustic Sound Studies

The field of sound studies often gets restricted to sound practices, listening experiences and auditory dispositives after the advent of modern acoustics, established as an academic subdisciplin of physics in the 19th …Continue reading

Durch Dinge Hören

2016-03-24 by Holger Schulze | Comments Off on Durch Dinge Hören

(in einer redigierten Version erschienen in: Neue Zeitschrift für Musik 177 (2016), H. 2, S. 42) Musikhören ist apparatische Aktivität eines geschulten Körpers. Die Apparate bestehen aus Instrumenten und Aufführungsorten, Konzertsälen und …Continue reading

NEW at MIT-Press: Sound as Popular Culture

2016-03-11 by Holger Schulze | Comments Off on NEW at MIT-Press: Sound as Popular Culture

»Sound is not incidental to popular culture: it is fundamental to it.« From an infant’s gurgles over a baby monitor to the roar of the crowd in a stadium to the sub-bass …Continue reading

Der Klang der Bibliothek

2015-12-09 by Holger Schulze | Comments Off on Der Klang der Bibliothek

(Interview in: BuB – Forum Bibliothek und Information Nr. 12/2015, S. 766; das Interview führte Dirk Wissen) Forum Bibliothek und Information: Was gehört denn zum guten Ton einer Bibliothek? Holger Schulze: Eine …Continue reading

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