Colloquium Sound & Sensory Studies

Holger Schulze
Colloquium Sound & Sensory Studies

trumps listening,

we are no good
at receiving.«

Michel Serres, The Five Senses (1985/2008), S. 139

Be it sound art-pieces, academic articles, blogposts or a PhD-treatment, an artistic research proposal: in this biweekly research colloquium we immerse ourselves in discussing new approaches to sound studies.

Part of the interdisciplinary Research Group Sound & Senses we invite all researchers, artists, students or listeners to take part and to propose topics and materials for our future meetings.

As a collaborative workshop this meeting provides an opportunity for researchers of all levels (experienced scholars as well as PhD-/MA-students or artistic researchers) to discuss their approaches from various interdisciplinary fields with a special sensibility concerning sound.


biweekly on Zoom



Sound Studies Lab

On Zoom

Department of Arts & Cultural Studies
Københavns Universitet
Karin Blixens Vej 1
2300 København


Cf. on website Sound in Media Culture


* Tuesday 30.8. kl.15:15-16:30CET:

Topic: Our Semester Programme
Presenter: Holger Schulze

Material: [TBC]


* Tuesday to Thursday 13.-16.9. at RMC

Conference WHAT SOUNDS DO: New Directions in An Anthropology of Sound

With keynotes by Salomé Voegelin, Dylan Robinson and Niels Lynne Løkkegaard.
With research workshops by Jenny Gräf Sheppard, Ania Mauruschat, and Giada Dalla Bontà.
With talks, roundtable discussions, sound works and performances with Michael Bull, Sharin Foo & Louise Foo, Walter Gershon, Sanne Krogh Groth, Juliana Hodkinson, Søren Kjærgaard, Jordan Lacey, Kristin Moriah, Holger Schulze, Andrey Smirnov, Jennifer Stoever & Vita Zelenska.


* Tuesday 11.10. kl.15:15-16:30CET:

Topic: Sounding the Utopian Arts Building – built by Ant Farm, at Antioch College, Yellow Springs Ohio
Presenter: Victoria Keddie (New York/US)

Material: [TBC]


* Tuesday 8.11. kl.15:15-16:30CET:

Topic: Afrophantasm, & The Sound of a Black Ghost Made Flesh
Presenter: D’Arcee Charington-Neal (Ohio/US)

Material: [TBC]


* Tuesday 22.11. kl.15:15-16:30CET:

Topic: Sounding Women’s Strikes: resonances of recent feminist mobilisations through the lens of the 2020/21 Polish Women’s Strike

Presenter: Hanna Grześkiewicz (Berlin/DE)

Description: This project looks at the sonic in social movements, using the case study of the 2020/21 Polish Women’s Strike. Originating from an intersection of activist and academic practice, the research asks what sounding the movement can tell us about its developments, as well as exploring the extents of sonic agency, with the aim of situating local feminist mobilisations in a global movement.


* Tuesday 6.12. kl.15:15-16:30CET:

Topic: Voicing the body: the rearticulated space-time of postcolonial Britain in Belinda Zhawi’s ‘South X South-East’ (chapter of PhD-project “Aural Subjects”)

Presenter: Matilda Jones (Freie Universität Berlin/DE)

Material: SOUTH X SOUTH EAST by Belinda Zhawi (BBC 2020)


* Tuesday 20.12. kl.15:15-16:30CET:

Topic: The Human Psyche as Commodity: How the Fetishisation of Mental Illness Influences Popular Music and its Voices (PhD project)
Presenter: Sophia Tobis (Lüneburg/DE)

Sound examples:
Zoe Wees – Control
Billie Eilish – Everything I Wanted
Demi Lovato – Sober
Nirvana – Something in the Way
A. G. Cook – Chandelier