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What to expect

This is a digitization project based on work by the research group "Epistemes of Modern Acoustics" at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (Berlin).

It is a digital archive that provides access to and context for unique sources in the rich history of acoustics, tracing the various intersections of sound and science. 

How to use

Search the hundreds of items in the database by using the Search function at the top and bottom of this page. Browse individual objects using filters and tags and following up Related objects.

Discover the fascinating histories of sound and science by exploring Categories, or read about them in the Contributor essays.

Join the project

Materials in the database have been collected and curated by members of the Max Planck Research Group "Epistemes of Modern Acoustics" in close collaboration with experts in the history of acoustics.

Do you have materials to contribute and comments to share, or would you like to collaborate? Do get in touch!


Latest objects

Object, Instrument, Technology
(1970 - 1970)
Object, Instrument, Technology
(1968 - 1968)
Object, Instrument, Technology
(1968 - 1968)