Nordic Research Network for Sound Studies
During the past 10-15 years the interest in the auditory aspects of human life has increased within the Humanities in the Nordic countries as well as throughout the world.
This can in no way be said to build a coherent body of sound studies. Rather, what can be labeled sound studies or auditory culture consists mainly of sub-disciplines attached to more traditional departments such as musicology, media, art history, cultural studies, architecture, urban studies, anthropology etc.
Even if these sub-disciplines live auditory lives of their own and contribute with important research, a recurrent need for collaboration is called for in order to develop a common ground regarding methodologies, vocabulary, theories, and even histories of auditory culture.