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Sound Studies and Methods Working Group #GCDISound

The Sound Studies and Methods working group is a network of CUNY students, faculty, and staff who are interested in sharing theories, methods, and techniques related to doing qualitative and quantitative research, teaching, storytelling, and creating art with sounds and audio files, and finding resources and support from others to do so. The group is open to scholars from all disciplines to explore ways that we as researchers and makers can study and use sound in our scholarship and pedagogy.

The Sound Studies and Methods working group is part of a GC Digital Initiatives program designed to create collaborative communities of Digital Fellows, CUNY-wide graduate students, staff, and faculty to meet regularly and share their areas of interest. The working groups provide a sustained, supportive environment to learn new skills, share familiar skills, and collaborate with both the Digital Fellows and the CUNY digital community.

Members of the group are encouraged to share their projects, ideas, and questions concerning studies and uses of sounds and audio technologies through this group. This group was created after the success of the 2017-2018 GC Digital Initiatives Sound Series: a series of talks and workshops on topics related to sound analysis, comparison, theory, production, and recording — learn more about the past series at: and on Twitter following the hashtag #GCDISound.

If you are analyzing, theorizing, producing, recording, or sharing sounds or audio as part of your teaching and/or research, or if you are interested in learning more about different methods for sourcing or creating sounds for storytelling, podcasting, sensory ethnography, artistic exhibitions, or oral history projects, or managing, coding, or archiving copious audio files, we invite you to join the Sound Studies and Methods working group.

[Group avatar image source: matthewgpotter, “waves” on Flickr, 2015, CC license]


Reminder: CUNY DHI Lightning Talks on Friday 11/19 at 4:30pm

  • Hello all,

    GC Digital Initiatives is excited to host the 7th annual Digital Humanities Initiative (DHI) Lightning Talks on November 19, 2021 from 4:30 – 6:00 PM. Each year the event brings together digital humanities projects and scholars across the CUNY system, building a sense of community and awareness about the work taking place within our own network. Sign up here to attend, if you haven’t already!

    If you would like to share your project at the event, and you haven’t yet registered, we will create space for you! Participation is greatly encouraged! Send a message to Lisa Rhody at if you would like to present a lightning talk!

    Lightning Talks, brief 3-minute and 3-slide presentations, create opportunities for students, faculty, and others to present their digital projects, research, and initiatives and to receive feedback. It’s a wonderful way to get the word out about what you do to a wider CUNY community, and to hear about what your colleagues are doing across the CUNY campuses. Following presentations, attendees will have an opportunity to socialize and ask questions to presenters in breakout groups.


    What: 7th Annual CUNY Digital Humanities Initiative Lightning Talks

    When: Friday, November 19, 2021, 4:30 to 6:00 PM


    Best regards,

    Param Ajmera
    GC Digital Fellow

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