The Sound Studies Lab was founded in 2011 by Holger Schulze.
The foundation phase of the lab was funded by the German Research Foundation DFG at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and the Leuphana Universität Lüneburg.
The lab invites young and experienced scholars and artists to work on the sonic sensory aspects of individual lives and in heterogenuous societies, cultures and historical eras. The projects at the lab operate in mobile, experiential and field-based research environments. The basic research strategies of the lab are therefore field research, critical analysis & the production of sonic artifacts.
For Postdoc’s: If you are interested in doing your postdoc-project at the Sound Studies Lab you are very welcome. The best experiences we had recently with applications through the Marie Skłodowska-Curie-Actions (MSCA) with a so-called Individual Fellowship (IF). The selection process is highly competitive, but it provides probably one of the best starting grounds for a postdoc-project. Please have a closer look at the specific requirements for such a fellowship.
For PhD’s: If you are interested in doing your PhD at the Sound Studies Lab you are very welcome; though we need to stress that it is formally required by the University of Copenhagen that you have been (or will be) granted the necessary funding for your PhD with a full position. Please have a closer look at the yearly calls of PhD-scholarships at the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Copenhagen.
For students on the BA-, MA- or PhD-level: If you are interested in learning developing or expanding your research approach or project (i.e. your bachelor, your master or your PhD-thesis) at the Sound Studies Lab you are very welcome. The best experiences we had recently with applications through the ERASMUS-programme as a so-called ERASMUS-trainee. If your university makes this possible, please do not hesitate to contact us; however, you need to be aware that currently we might have only 1 place for an ERASMUS-trainee at a time. Please have a closer look at the specific requirements for such a traineeship.
The main research studios of the lab are based at the Institute for Arts and Cultural Studies at the University of Copenhagen. The main cooperation partners of the lab are right now the Collaboratorium Berlin and the Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Historische Anthropologie at the Freie Universität Berlin. Previous cooperation partners include the Archiv für Semiotik at the Universität der Künste Berlin, the Internationales Design Zentrum Berlin and the Design Research Lab.
The research of the lab operates in permanent exchange, evaluation, collaboration and cooperation with the most advanced and the most influential international researchers and artists in the field of the sound studies.
The researchers and authors, the artists and designers of the Sound Studies Lab document their research processes and publish the results of their research projects on sound studies in a broad variety of formats: in research blogs, in articles for academic journals and art- or music-related magazines, in public lectures, presentations, conferences as well as in specialized workshops and university courses, in sound art installations and performances, in radio features or experimental sound art pieces.
In recent years the guest researchers, research assistants and research collaborators came from Denmark, Finland, Hungary, Germany, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria, and the United Kingdom.