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Listening to the Archive. Histories of Sound Data in the Humanities and Sciences, Berlin 11.-13.02.16

Histories of Sound Data in the Humanities and Sciences.
  • Listening to the Archive. Histories of Sound Data in the Humanities and Sciences, Berlin 11.-13.02.16
  • 2016-02-11T19:00:00+01:00
  • 2016-02-13T16:00:00+01:00
  • Histories of Sound Data in the Humanities and Sciences.
Wann 11.02.2016 um 19:00 bis 13.02.2016 um 16:00 (Europe/Berlin / UTC100) iCal
Wo BWG, Sophienstraße 22a; MPIWG, Boltzmannstraße 22; Grimm-Zentrum, Geschwister-Scholl-Str- 1/3, Auditorium
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  • Organizers:
  • Carolyn Birdsall (University of Amsterdam)
  • Jochen Hennig (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)
  • Britta Lange (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)
  • Viktoria Tkaczyk (Max Planck Institute for the
  • History of Science / Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)
  • Speakers:
  • Carolyn Birdsall, University of Amsterdam
  • Joeri Bruyninckx, MPI for the History of Science
  • Patrick Feaster, Indiana University Bloomington
  • Anette Hoffmann, University of Capetown, South Africa
  • Judith Kaplan, MPI for the History of Science
  • Sebastian Klotz, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  • Lars-Christian Koch, Ethnologisches Museum der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin
  • Manfred Krifka, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  • Julia Kursell, University of Amsterdam
  • Britta Lange, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  • Rebecca Lemov, Harvard University, Boston
  • Heike Liebau, Zentrum Moderner Orient Berlin
  • Mara Mills, New York University
  • Sharon Macdonald, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  • Wolfgang Schäffner, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  • Larissa Schmid, Zentrum Moderner Orient Berlin
  • Ji-Won Song, Gugak Research Office, National Gugak Center, Seoul, Korea
  • Viktoria Tkaczyk, MPI for the History of Science and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  • Bodhari Warsane, University of Gotheburg, Sweden
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In 1915, the Berlin phonetician Wilhelm Doegen initiated the Royal Prussian Phonographic Commission, one of the most systematic enterprises in early sound archiving. For this project, the phonograph and gramophone served as tools to collect and study a wide range of languages, music, and natural sounds. Contributors to the initiative included researchers based in disciplines such as phonetics, linguistics, Oriental and African studies, musicology and anthropology, zoology, medicine, and criminology. Between 1915 and 1918, over 1,030 Edison cylinders with musical recordings (today stored in the Berlin Phonogram Archive) and over 1,650 shellac recordings of the languages of prisoners of war were produced. Today, this collection forms part of the “Berliner Lautarchiv,” held at the Hermann von Helmholtz-Zentrum für Kulturtechnik at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

A century after Doegen’s project, this conference reexamines the founding, use, and reuse of sound archives in the humanities and sciences. One of its aims is to contextualize pioneering scientific sound archives, and thus the development of recording technologies, archival practices, and new research methods and disciplines. A second objective is to explore the relationship between the history of scientific sound archiving and the role of contemporary sound archives in the creation and dissemination of knowledge. The archive’s centenary also prompts questions about the status of sound archives in the present digital era: providing access to sound records opens up possibilities for new research agendas, but inevitably also raises complex ethical and legal issues.

 

Schedule

Thursday 11: Evening Lecture

(Venue: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Interdisciplinary Laboratory: Image Knowledge Gestaltung. Sophienstraße 22a)

19:00 Patrick Feaster, Indiana University Bloomington

 

Friday 12: Significance of Sound Archives for Various Disciplines in the Humanities and Sciences

(Venue: Max Planck Institute for the History of Science. Boltzmannstraße 22)

Joeri Bruyninckx, MPI for the History of Science

Judith Kaplan, MPI for the History of Science

Sebastian Klotz, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Julia Kursell, University of Amsterdam

Rebecca Lemov, Harvard University, Boston

Mara Mills, New York University

Carolyn Birdsall, University of Amsterdam

Britta Lange, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Viktoria Tkaczyk, MPI for the History of Science and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

 

Saturday 13: The "Lautarchiv" of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

(Venue: Humboldt Universität, Jacob-und-Wilhelm-Grimm-Zentrum, Geschwister-Scholl-Straße 1/3)

Part I: Recent Projects

Anandita Bajbai, Zentrum Moderner Orient Berlin

Anette Hoffmann, University of Capetown, South Africa

Lars-Christian Koch, Ethnologisches Museum der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin

Heike Liebau, Zentrum Moderner Orient Berlin

Larissa Schmid, Zentrum Moderner Orient Berlin

Ji-Won Song, Gugak Research Office, National Gugak Center, Seoul, Korea

Bodhari Warsame, University of Gotheburg, Sweden

 

Part II: Panel Discussion Perspectives 

Sebastian Klotz, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Manfred Krifka, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Britta Lange, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Sharon Macdonald, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Wolfgang Schäffner, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin