Alexandra Hui, "Standardizing Species: Listening to, Representing, and Universalizing Bird Sounds in the Twentieth Century"
Nov 04, 2014
from 12:10 PM to 01:30 PM
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Discussant: Alexandra Lippman
Lunch provided. Please RSVP if you plan to attend.
Alexandra Hui has a BA in Physics from Pomona College and an MA and PhD in History from the University of California, Los Angeles. She is an Associate Professor of History at Mississippi State University, head of the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine field, and Core Faculty of the Center for the History of Agriculture, Science, and the Environment in the South. She has published articles in Annals of Science, Journal for the History of the Behavioral Sciences, and Historische Anthropologie, several chapters in edited collections, and co-edited the 2013 Osiris volume on music, sound, and the laboratory. Her monograph, The Psychophysical Ear: Musical Experiments, Experimental Sounds, 1840-1910 (MIT Press, 2012), explores the relationship between psychophysical studies of sound sensation and music culture. Her current projects examine the co-development of new listening forms and background music technology and the standardization of listening practices among field scientists.
This event is co-sponsored by Innovating Communication in Scholarship (ICIS), Science and Technology Studies (STS), the Center for Science and Innovation Studies (CSIS), and History.
After you RSVP, you will be emailed with the paper to be discussed.