Bijsterveld, Karin. Comparing Voices: Speaker Identification Witness Seminar. Maastricht: Maastricht University
On 17 June 2022, historians of science Karin Bijsterveld and Anna Kvicalova gathered with a small group of specialists in forensic phonetics and acoustics at Maastricht University in the Netherlands for a witness seminar on the history of speaker identification. The group included Angelika Braun, Herbert Masthoff and Maartje Schreuder, and in a second sitting, Peter French. The publication provides a unique source of information for academics as well as speech science practitioners, offering a glimpse into the field’s development over time. It also contributes to a corpus of oral history sources on the history of the 20th century science and technology.