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Thursday, October 4 • 11:30 - 12:00
Thinking sonically in public radio: uncovering affect in the acoustic archive

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In this piece, I discuss the need for a sonic turn in public radio studies to expand our modes of inquiry and bring the field into the 21st century. First, I provide a brief overview of the theoretical benefits of a sonic approach to public radio scholarship. Next, I outline research on radio that exemplifies such an approach. Once the case for sonic thinking is established, I address the practical consideration of acoustic archive accessibility. I argue that scholars studying public radio are in a unique position to work with archivists to make this archive accessible and thereby facilitate a sonic turn through collaboration.

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Bert Lyons

Partner, Senior Consultant, AVP
Bertram Lyons provides digital preservation consulting and training for the Society of American Archivists, the International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives, the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts, the FBI, the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian Institution... Read More →

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Laura Garbes

Brown University
Laura Garbes is a doctoral student in sociology at Brown University interested in the intersection of race, organizations & cultural production. She has spent the past summer working with National Public Radio on a project uncovering a set of 100 programs from the NPR archive that... Read More →

Thursday October 4, 2018 11:30 - 12:00 GMT
Room 2: Prof Ernest Aryeetey Seminar Room Department of Economics, University of Ghana, Legon

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