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

The field of sound & sensory studies did develop rapidly and vastly in the last decade. Inspiring research is done, presented and published in many various disciplines, institutions and publications platforms. Often these approaches have a strong focus on field research and artistic or even design research between Soundscape Studies and Aural Architecture, between Sound Art Theory and Popular Music Studies; many of these approaches refer to a tradition of Historical Anthropology and a Cultural History of the Senses, critical analysis in Cultural Studies and Science & Technology Studies. This research colloquium provides an opportunity for researchers of all levels (experienced scholars as well as PhD-/MA-students and artistic researchers) to discuss their approaches from various interdisciplinary fields with a special sensibility concerning sound.

With a pre-history for some years now at the Universität der Künste Berlin, the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and the Leuphana Universität Lüneburg this research colloquium is, if you will, an open and constructive workshop. We make an effort to support each other in promoting and improving ongoing (or just starting) research projects in conceptualizing and critical analysis:

  • How to rephrase a given research question even better, more concise, more complex and more appropriate?
  • How to interweave ongoing vibrant discussions in sound & sensory studies into a given research project?
  • How to execute professionally a given research idea and how to present it in a proposal?



Sound Studies Lab
Room 16.4.24
Department for Arts and Cultural Studies
Københavns Universitet
Karin Blixens Vej 1
2300 København


Cf. on website Sound in Media Culture