Sound and Science: Digital Histories

Joeri Bruyninckx (Data Collector/contact), Viktoria Tkaczyk (Other)

Research output: Non-textual / digital / web - outputsWeb publication/siteAcademic


SSDH is an ongoing digitization project devoted to the history of acoustics, developed in collaboration with members of the research group "Epistemes of Modern Acoustics" at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science. The digital archive provides access to and context for unique sources in the history of acoustics, such as texts, images, sound, film, and historical reenactments, along with entries on the people, places, instruments, and technologies that have shaped this history. The database is a multimedia resource for historians of science, culture, and technology, along with students and other researchers. It aims to explore the relationship between historical innovations in the study of sound and the scientific, artistic, religious, and political practices that make up their context. How did acoustic knowledge travel between a science of sound and the practice of musicians, engineers, or everyday listeners? How is that knowledge itself a product of sonic strategies, from skilled listening and musical composition to advanced audio engineering?
Original languageEnglish
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2018

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