Soundscapes in the Early Modern World

Online, July 5, 2021 - July 9, 2021
Deadline for submission/application: December 20, 2019

Keynote Speakers:

  • Alexander Fisher (University of British Columbia)
  • Thomas Irvine (University of Southampton)
  • Katherine R. Larson (University of Toronto)
  • Rosa Salzberg (University of Warwick)
  • Sound and Race roundtable with Katherine Butler-Schofield (King’s College London), Nandini Das (Exeter College, Oxford), Sarah Dustagheer (Kent), Jennifer Lynn Stoever (State University of New York and Binghamton) and Wayne Weaver (University of Cambridge)
  • Recreating Soundscapes roundtable with Mariana Lopez (University of York), Peter Falconer (University of Southampton), Andy Popperwell (London Southbank University), Abigail Wincott (Falmouth University) and Laura Wright (Univeristy College Oxford)


The history of the senses and the emotions has become a rapidly expanding field in recent years; in early modern studies, these developments segue with a growing interest in how sounds shaped everyday life. The experience of sound may be ephemeral, but its very transience highlights how acoustic ecology is relational, phenomenological and specific to its environment. Which sounds are made, how they are made, what spaces these sounds occupy, how they are listened to, and how they are heard, connect to wider questions about agency, identity and interaction. This interdisciplinary conference, the last in a series of events organised by the Soundscapes in the Early Modern World AHRC-funded research network, brings together scholars working in the fields of sound studies and early modern studies to interrogate historic sounds and agency.


For further details about the soundscapes network, please see the project website Follow us on Twitter: @EMSoundscapes #EMSounds21


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Soundscapes in the Early Modern World
Location: Online
Start Date: July 5, 2021
Start Time: 12:30 pm
End Date: July 9, 2021
End Time: 4:00 pm
Ticket Price: Free
Deadline for submission/application: December 20, 2019