Short CV/Education and training

  • 1980
    Final Exam Secondary Education (Ongedeeld VWO), Nassau College Heerenveen, The Netherlands

  • 1981
    First Year Academy of Music, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands (Major: Flute, Minor: Piano)

  • 1986 – 1988
    Student-Assistant, Department of General Economics/ Socio-Economic History, Faculty of Economics, Groningen University.

  • 1988
    MA ("Doctoraal") History, University of Groningen, The Netherlands. (MA Major: Contemporary History, MA Minor: Socio-Economic History, BA Major: History, BA Minors: Musicology and War Studies)

  • 1988 – 1993
    PhD Student ("Assistent in Opleiding"), Department of Philosophy, Facul¬ty of General Sciences and Faculty of Arts and Culture, Maastricht University

  • 1990
    Graduation Netherlands Graduate School of Science, Technology and Modern Culture

  • 1993 – 1995
    Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts & Culture, Maastricht University

  • 1995
    PhD Dissertation, Maastricht University, The Netherlands

  • 1995 – 2000
    Assistant Professor, Department of Technology & Society Studies, Maastricht University

  • 2000 – 2005
    Associate Professor, Department of Technology & Society Studies, Faculty of Arts & Culture, Maastricht University

  • 2005 – 2009
    Endowed Professor of Science, Technology & Modern Culture, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, Maastricht University

  • since 2009
    Full Professor of Science, Technology & Modern Culture, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, Maastricht University

Selected publications

  • Pinch, T. & Bijsterveld, K. (Eds.) (2012). The Oxford Handbook of Sound Studies. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

  • Bijsterveld, K. (2010). Acoustic Cocooning: How the Car became a Place to Unwind, The Senses & Society, 5, 2, 189-211.

  • Bijsterveld, K. & Dijck, J. van (Eds.) (2009). Sound Souvenirs: Audio Technologies, Memory and Cultural Practices. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.

  • Bijsterveld, K. (2008). Mechanical Sound: Technology, Culture, and Public Problems of Noise in the Twentieth Century. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.

  • Bijsterveld, K. (2006). Listening to machines: industrial noise, hearing loss and the cultural meaning of sound, Interdisciplinary Science Reviews, 31, 4, 323-337.

  • Bijsterveld, K. & Pinch, T. (Eds.) (2004). Sound Studies: New Technologies and Music. Special Issue Social Studies of Science, 34, 5, October.

  • Bijsterveld, K. & Schulp, M. (2004). Breaking into a World of Perfection. Innovation in Today?s Classical Musical Instruments, Social Studies of Science, 34, 5, 649-674.

  • Bijsterveld, K. (2003). ?The City of Din?. Decibels, Noise and Neighbors in the Netherlands, 1910-1980, Osiris, 18, 173-193.

  • Pinch, T. & Bijsterveld, K. (2003). ?Should one applaud?? Breaches and Boundaries in the Reception of New Technology in Music, Technology and Culture, 44, 3 (July), 536-559.

  • Bijsterveld, K. (2001). The Diabolical Symphony of the Mechanical Age. Technology and Symbolism of Sound in European and North American Noise Abate¬ment Campaigns, 1900-40, Social Studies of Science, 31, 1, 37-70.

  • Bijker, W.E. & Bijsterveld, K. (2000). Women Walking through Plans. Technology, Democracy and Gender Identity. Technology and Culture, 41, July, 485-515.



Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Founding Member European Sound Studies Association (ESSA), since 2012

  • Research Collaborator Sound Studies Lab, Institut für Kulturwissenschaft, Humboldt-Universität, Berlin, since 2012

  • International Guest Researcher, Research Network Sound in Media Culture: Aspects of a Cultural History of Sound (Initiated by Holger Schulze, Jens Gerrit Papenburg and Maria Hanácek, and funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft), since 2010

  • NWO VICI Grant 2010 (€ 1,069,000) for Sonic Skills: Sound and Listening in the Development of Science, Technology and Medicine, 1920-now (K. Bijsterveld).

  • NWO Cultural Dynamics Grant 2008 (€ 464,900) for Soundscapes of the Urban Past: Staged Sound as Mediated Cultural Heritage (K. Bijsterveld & A. Fickers).

  • NWO Open Competition in the Humanities Grant 2006 (€ 413,504) for Selling Sound: The Standardization of Sound in the European Car Industry and the Hidden Integration of Europe (K. Bijsterveld & G. Mom).

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member Tensions of Europe (Network European Science Foundation), since 2002

  • Member Society for the History of Technology (SHOT), since 1997

  • Member European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST), since 1996

  • Member Society for Social Studies of Science (4S), since 1996

  • Member Netherlands Graduate Research School Science, Technology and Modern Culture, since 1996

  • Member Panel AHRC (Arts & Humanities Research Council/UK) and NWO for the Joint Networking and Exchange Call (Sustainable Communities in a Changing World & Cultural Interactions of Research), 2011 – 2012

  • Member NWO Assessment Panel Promoties in de Geesteswetenschappen (PhD Projects in the Humanities), 2011

  • Member ERC Advanced Grant Peer Review Panel SH2: Institutions, values and beliefs, and behaviour: sociology, social anthropology, political science, law, communications, social studies of science and technology, since 2010

  • Member NWO-VIDI Assessment Panel, 2009

  • Member Research Assessment Committee for the Humanities 2006 (University of Amsterdam, Free University Amsterdam, Radboud University, University of Tilburg), 2006

  • Member and Chair (2005) Brooke Hindle Fellowship Committee, Society for the History of Technology, 2004 – 2006

  • Member of the Jury for Johanna Naber Award (Women’s History), 1999

Additional qualifications

Academic Roles

  • Member Board Graduate School, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, Maastricht University, since 2011

  • Contributing Editor "Technology & Culture", 2006 – 2011

  • Academic Director Netherlands Graduate Research School Science, Technology & Modern Culture (WTMC), 2005 – 2010

  • Director of Research/Member Board Faculty of Arts, Maastricht University, 2002 – 2004

  • Acting Head of Department Technology & Society Studies, Maastricht University, 2001 – 2002

  • Acting Chair Research Program “Technology and Society: Social Theory and Technology Studies”, Maastricht University, 2001 – 2002

  • Member Editorial Board Geron (Journal on Social Gerontology), 1999 – 2001

  • Acting Head of Department Technology and Society Studies, Maastricht University, 1997 – 2000

  • Acting Chair Research Program “Technology and Society: Social Theory and Technology Studies”, Maastricht University, 1998 – 2000

Roles in cultural organizations

  • Member Municipal Advisory Committee on Festival Grant Applications, Maastricht („Gemeentelijke adviescommissie culturele beleidsevenementen Maastricht“), 2008 – 2012

  • Concert Visitor National Board of Culture („Concertbezoeker landelijke Raad voor Cultuur“), 2003 – 2006

  • Member Provincial Advisory Committee on Culture („Provinciale Adviescommissie Cultuur“), 2001 – 2003

  • Member Subcommittee Amateur Music, Provincial Advisory Committee on Culture („Provinciale Adviescommissie Cultuur“), 2001

  • Member Provincial Advisory Committee on “Cultuurplan 2001-2004” („Provinciale Adviescommissie Cultuurplan 2001-2004, Provincie Limburg“), 2000

  • Advisor Festival Soundscapes (be)for(e) 2000 (Nederlandse programma Stichting, De Balie, Gaudeamus, Goethe-instituut et.al.), Amsterdam, November 19-26, 1999


Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Additional interests

  • Roles in cultural organizations (see "Additional Qualification – Roles in Cultural Organizations")


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