Working Groups

Measuring Aurality; Interdisciplinary Histories of Disability, Technology, and Military Acoustics

This group forges interdisciplinary and intersectional connections in the history of science, technology, and medicine, sound studies, military studies, and disability history to probe questions about measuring and manipulating modern aurality. It will examine how and why sound became measured and standardized, as well as how aurality intersected with social differences.
 
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Upcoming Meetings (all times Eastern)

There are no currently scheduled upcoming events.

Past Meetings

  • June 12, 2020

    Graeme Gooday & Annie Jamieson, "Normalizing Hearing," work-in-progress. 

  • May 15, 2020

    Mara Mills, “Testing Hearing With Speech,” in Mara Mills, Viktoria Tkaczyk, and Alix Hui, Testing Hearing (Oxford University Press, forthcoming).
    Joeri Bruyninckx, “Of Silent Sirens and Pied Pipers: Auditory Thresholds and High-Frequency Technologies of Animal Control,” in in Mara Mills, Viktoria Tkaczyk, and Alix Hui, Testing Hearing (Oxford University Press, forthcoming).

  • April 17, 2020

    David Suisman, Introduction to "The Sounds of American Power: Music and the Sonic History of Warfare"

  • March 13, 2020

    Jaipreet Virdi, “Measuring and Conserving Hearing: Early Audiology & the Fitting of Hearing Aids,” work-in-progress.

  • February 21, 2020

    Coreen McGuire, “The Audiometer and the Medicalisation of Hearing Loss,” Chapter 4 of Measuring Disability, Numbering Normal: Setting the Standards for Disability in the Interwar Period (Manchester University Press, forthcoming).

  • January 10, 2020

    Jacques Vest, “The Malingering Ear: Audiometric Surveillance at the Turn of the Twentieth Century,” work-in-progress. 

  • December 13, 2019

    Postponed
     
    Coreen McGuire, “The Audiometer and the Medicalisation of Hearing Loss,” Chapter 4 of Measuring Disability, Numbering Normal: Setting the Standards for Disability in the Interwar Period (Manchester University Press, forthcoming).

  • November 22, 2019

    Mara Mills, Viktoria Tkaczyk, and Alix Hui, “Introduction,” in Testing Hearing (Oxford University Press, forthcoming).

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