This piece explores writing on historical acoustemology. It charts the emergence of the field, identifies its strengths and weaknesses, and calls for greater critical engagement amongst its practitioners.
Attali, Jacques. Noise: The Political Economy of Music. Translated by Brian Massumi. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1985.
Bijsterveld, Karin. "Ears-on Exhibitions: Sound in the History Museum." The Public Historian, 37, no. 4 (2015): 73-90.
Corbin, Alain. Time, Desire and Horror: Towards a History of the Senses. Cambridge: Polity Press, 1995.