Anna Kvíčalová, PhD.

Anna Kvíčalová was trained as a scholar of religion (departments for the Study of religions in Brno, Amsterdam, and Berlin, where her dissertation on listening and media communication in early Calvinism was awarded with summa cum laude). Between 2013-17 she worked as a research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin (research groups The Making of Acoustics in 16th to 19th Century Europe and Epistemes of Modern Acoustics). She is a member of the Berlin center on the history of epistemology and material culture (Knowledge in Motion), and in her work she deals with an interdisciplinary investigation of the history of the senses, media, science, and religion in early modern Europe. Her current project examines the construction of the categories of deafness and hardness of hearing, and changing definitions of “good” sound and hearing in 16th- and 17th- century Europe.

Selected bibliography:

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