Karin Bijsterveld appointed as KNAW member

Karin Bijsterveld has been appointed as one the 16 new members of The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). Members of the KNAW are chosen based on recommendations from peers in- and outside of the Academy. Membership of the KNAW lasts for life. On Monday 12 September 2016 the new members will be installed at the Trippenhuis of the KNAW.

Karin Bijsterveld (54) is professor of science, technology and modern culture at the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, Maastricht University. Her research focuses on the cultural history of sound, which makes her one of the pioneers in the interdisciplinary field of Sound Studies. Bijsterveld has published on the history of noise, the relations between technology and music, the rise of car radio, and the role of listening in science and engineering. Her work has also attracted public interest. She collaborated with the Amsterdam Museum on a simulation of the sound of the Dam in 1895 and 1935, and did advisory work for a London Science Museum project.

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