Anna Kvíčalová, PhD.

Anna Kvíčalová is a historian of science, religion and the senses. She received her MA from the University of Amsterdam and a PhD from Freie Universität; between 2013-17 she worked as a research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin. She is the author of Listening and Knowledge in Reformation Europe (Palgrave, 2019) and other texts on sound, hearing and acoustics in early modern Europe. She is the leader of the research project The Second Sense: Sound, Hearing and Nature in Czech Modernity, which deals with the history of auditory objectivity in Central Europe.

She is also an Assistant Professor at the Department for the Study of Religions of Masaryk University.

Selected bibliography:

Kvíčalová, Anna (2022): Other than Ethical: STS-Oriented Approaches to Communist Audio Forensics

in Sensitive Sound Recordings, ed. Renata Tańczuk and Sławomir Wieczorek, Special issue of Prace Kulturoznawcze 26/1 (2022): 121-127.

Kvíčalová, Anna (2022): Purkyně’s Opistophone: the hearing ‘Deaf’, auditory attention and organic subjectivity in Prague psychophysical experiments, ca 1850s, Annals of Science [online first]

Kvíčalová, Anna (2020): "Zvuk jako ztracený klíč k evropské modernitě/Sound: The Lost Key to European Modernity“, in Zvuky kódy obrazy/Sounds Codes Images, ed. Miloš Vojtěchovský and Jitka Hlaváčková (Praha: Artmap, 2020), 1

Kvíčalová, Anna (2020): “Tiché jaro a ruch antropocénu,” in Antropocén, ed. Petr Pokorný and David Storch (Praha: Academia) 344-360

Kvíčalová, Anna (2020): Ten druhý smysl: Akustický obrat v dějinách vědy, Vesmír 99/9 (2020), 504-506

Kvíčalová, Anna (2020): Truly Unnatural”: Losing the Human in the Anthropocene / „Skutečně nepřirozené“: Ztráta člověka v antropocénu. In Sound end Environment: Contemporary Approaches to Sonic Ecology in Art / Zvuk a prostř

Kvíčalová, Anna (2019): Listening and Knowledge in Reformation Europe: Hearing, Speaking and Remembering in Calvin's Geneva

(Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019)

Kvíčalová, Anna (2018): Hearing Difference in Calvin’s Geneva: From Margins to Center

(article) In: The Sixteenth Century Journal 49, pp. 25-47

Kvíčalová, Anna (2018): "Sensing the Reformation: How Media-Historical Narratives Constrain the Study of Religious Change"

In: Religio: Revue pro religionistiku 26/1 (2018), 31-48

Kvíčalová, Anna (2018): Kirche

(book chapter) In: Handbuch Sound: Geschichte-Begriffe-Ansätze, ed. Daniel Morat and Hansjakob Ziemer (Stuttgart: Verlag J.B. Metzler, 2018), 262-5