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Sound Affects


23-24 April 2020

Papers will be pre-circulated.

If you would like to join us for our online discussions please email Emilie Murphy, emilie.murphy@york.ac.uk, by Wednesday 15 April 2020.

Thursday 23 April

1345: Welcome

1400: Disability and Devotion

Dr Barbara Eichner (Oxford Brookes), ‘Infirm Singers and Dyslexic Nuns: Negotiating Disability in Early Modern German Nunneries and Monasteries’

Dr Rosamund Oates (Manchester Metropolitan), ‘Speaking in Hands: Deafness and Salvation in Early Modern England’

Respondent: Dr Emilie Murphy (York)

Friday 24 April

1045: Welcome

1100: Acoustic Heritage and Hearing Archives

Dr Mariana Lopez (York) ‘Heritage Soundscapes: Sound Design, Research and Evocation in Heritage Experiences’

Dr Elma Brenner (Wellcome Collection), ‘Hearing the Voice of Cardinal Georges d’Amboise in a Letter of 1507’

Image: detail from coloured engraving by J. Emslie after himself, Acoustics: sonic phenomena and musical instruments, 1850. Credit: Wellcome Collection Creative Commons License

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