AUDITORY MEMORY AND SOUND ARCHIVES FROM THE LATE-NINETEENTH CENTURY TO THE PRESENT
Workshop - 18 February 2013 (Potgieterzaal, UvA)
The current project seeks to investigate the term “auditory memory”, which has been largely neglected in memory studies in favour of visually-oriented arts of memorization, with their long tradition within rhetoric (ars memorativa). A central concern is to what extent different forms of sound memorization have become relevant in science, art and media technology from the late-nineteenth century to the present. The project will especially focus on how sound has been stored and archived with the aid of different media technologies, material cultures and bodily techniques, and how each of these forms of auditory memories has generated a specific form of “cultural heritage of sound”.
Organized by: Carolyn Birdsall, Manon Parry and Viktoria Tkaczyk
Funded by: Onderzoekszwaartepunt Cultural Heritage and Identity, Volkswagen Foundation
Due to the limited space for extra participants, please register by email before 10 February: firstname.lastname@example.org