Research Reveals: sound as historical material

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Tue 29 Sep


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Join Seth Ellis, the 2019 Mittelheuser Scholar-in-Residence as he shares his research and developments from his project, Sound as historical material: developing a new way of cataloguing, describing and accessing sound in the archive.

Seth's project looked at proposing new ways of cataloguing sounds within the State Library’s collections—both historical, and newly collected. This tool will make historical sound more searchable and perceptible by researchers and the general public.

In audio visual collections, a single sound recording can provide the same multilayered information as a photograph: a multiplicity of details about experience that is physical and emotional. The examination of sound in this way can provide a rich understanding of experience.

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This online event is free to attend and will run via Zoom. Details on how to join the event will be provided on registration.

About Research Reveals

Research Reveals is a webinar series showcasing research projects of the 2019 Queensland Memory Awards fellows, residents and award winners. Gain a unique insight into Queensland history and the collections of the John Oxley Library in this series of fascinating online webinars. You will have the opportunity to be part of an exclusive event as fellows present the research they have undertaken over the previous 12 months.

More in the series:

18 Aug | Research Reveals: the history of Chinese business in Queensland | Rutian Mi

15 Sep | Research Reveals: a visual history of Queensland's Government Printing Office | Matthew Wengert and Louise Martin-Chew

15 Feb 2021 | Research Reveals: Queensland's ice cream history and the Peters ice cream factory | Tricia King

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Tue 29 Sep