Phonographic Encounters - book launch

Elodie A Roy and Eva Moreda Rodriguez launch their edited collection, Phonographic Encounters: Mapping Transnational Cultures of Sound, 1890-1945 on Wednesday 8th December at 4pm.

The event will feature short talks from some of the book contributors followed by a Response from Prof. Dr. Daniel Morat (Freie Universität Berlin), editor of Sounds of Modern History. Auditory Cultures in 19th- and 20th-Century Europe (Berghahn Books, 2014) and the co-editor (with Hansjakob Ziemer) of Handbuch Sound. Geschichte – Begriffe – Ansätze (Metzler, 2018).

It takes place online (via Zoom).

About the collection:

Phonographic Encounters illuminates the history of early phonography from a transnational perspective, recovering the myriad sites, knowledge practices, identities and discourses which dynamically shaped early recording cultures. With case studies from China, Australia, the United States, Latin America, Russia, Sweden, Germany, Spain, Portugal, France, and Italy, the collection explores moments of interaction and encounter, as well as tensions, between local and global understandings of recording technologies.  

The full table of contents is available on the publisher’s webpage.


First published: 7 December 2021