The Soundscapes in the Early Modern World Research Seminar meets three times a year. Where the speaker has given their consent, recordings of the seminar will be posted here.

David Sterling Brown: Do You Hear What I Hear? Shakespeare, Race and the “Listening Ear”

By Rachel Willie | April 8, 2022

Wednesday 27 April 2022, 17.30BST   Virtually everyone knows what race looks like. But what does race sound like?  And what does race sound like in Shakespearean drama, on the page or on the stage?  During this talk, Dr David Sterling Brown will discuss, in relationship to Shakespeare’s dramatic literature, the “sonic colour line” and […]

Niall Atkinson: The Sonic Renaissance

By Rachel Willie | March 3, 2022

  ‘The Sonic Renaissance: Bodily Experience and Spatial History’ Soundscapes in the early modern world research seminar, 3 March 2022 Speaker: Niall Atkinson (University of Chicago) Chair: Rachel Willie (LJMU)    

Sound and Race

By Rachel Willie | July 6, 2021

Roundtable discussion given at the Soundscapes in the Early Modern World conference, 5-9 July 2021. Speakers: Nandini Das Sarah Dustagheer Katherine Butler Schofield Jennifer Lynn Stoever Wayne Weaver

Tess Knighton: How Processions Moved

By Rachel Willie | April 9, 2021

  Tess Knighton (ICREA-Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona), ‘How processions moved: emotional discourses in civic ceremony in early modern Europe’. Chair: Rachel Willie (LJMU)   Feature image: ‘Saint Agnes’ (one of a pair) mid-16th century, possibly by Diego de Tiedrac 

Bruce Smith on sound studies

By Rachel Willie | March 23, 2019

Here, you may watch and listen to Bruce Smith’s lecture, “What is (Are?) Sound Studies and What Shape is it (Are They?) in Now?”, delivered at Green College, University of British Columbia, on Thursday 21st March 2019. We are extremely grateful to Green College for recording this talk and for allowing us to post it. […]

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