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Sounding the Archive Master Class

28th June 2019 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

| Free
an illustration showing ears, listening horns, organs, instruments and notation

Sounding the Archive: Early Career Researcher Master Class

28 June 2019 | 10.30am – 16.00pm

Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE

FREE | To attend, please RSVP to Louise Marshall (lo.marshall@wellcome.ac.uk) by 24 May [see details below]

If an archive is a repository of actual things, then what place does sound, by nature immaterial, have in an archive? How can interdisciplinary scholars utilise sound to inform their own work?

Inspired by the Wellcome Collection’s unique and distinctive collections, this master class will consider ways in which methodologies drawn from sound studies, museology and sound art practice can activate our understanding of historic material in new ways.

Researchers who would like to present their own work – in the form of lightning papers (up to ten minutes each) or sonic, performative interventions – are encouraged to send us details. Participation without proposing a paper or intervention is also welcomed.

The master class will connect practitioners and theorists in sound and bio-medical acoustic engineering from the AHRC funded Listening Across Disciplines II project, the Science Museum and Wellcome Collection with sonically-interested researchers.

Organisers – Dr Louise Marshall, technē Innovation Fellow (Research Development), Dr Elma Brenner (Research Development Specialist).

Keynote lecture by Prof Salomé Voegelin, Prof Anna Barney, Dr Mark Peter Wright and Dr Sandra Pauletto (Listening Across Disciplines II); other participants include Dr Farrah Lawrence-Mackey, Science Museum, and students from the Creative Research into Sound Arts Practice (CRiSAP)


The master class is free to attend, but pre-registration is essential. Please RSVP by 24 May, with a short statement (max. 200 words) about why you wish to participate, by email to: Louise Marshall (lo.marshall@wellcome.ac.uk).

Places will be confirmed by 31 May 2019. Lunch, tea and coffee will be provided.


Image: Sonic representations. Acoustics: page to a partwork on science with pictures of musical instruments. Coloured lithograph by John Emslie, 1850 after himself. Wellcome Collection iconographic no. 47009i. Courtesy of the Wellcome Collection.


28th June 2019
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
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