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Sound Knowledge: Music and Science in London, 1789-1851

James Q. Davies and Ellen Lockhart

Abstract

What does it mean to hear scientifically? What does it mean to see musically? This edited volume uncovers a hidden history, one in which the activities of musical entertainment and scientific discovery were not mutually exclusive. The collection gathers work by leading scholars to reveal as-yet-undocumented associations between music and science. These two disciplines were conjoined in ways hitherto unrecognized, through vibrant popular practices that celebrated entanglements of seeing and hearing. Sound was implicated in the development of new forms of knowledge, furnishing understandings of ... More

Keywords: London, music, science, nineteenth-century, sound studies, history of listening, political economy, natural philosophy, spectacle

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780226402079
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226402109.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James Q. Davies, editor
University of California, Berkeley

Ellen Lockhart, editor
University of Toronto