The University of Delaware Department of History
“The Militarization of Sound”
Coordinator, Hagley Program
University of Delaware
Sound is an elusive historical subject. It is intangible and ephemeral, but it can also be a form of power—even military power. This paper looks at ways sound has factored into war making, ranging from morale booster to tactical weapon, with special emphasis on the United States, which in recent years has been a leader in using sound for military crowd control and as a tool in the interrogation of detainees.
First and second year History graduate students are required to attend so plan to make the History Workshop a regular part of your Tuesday activities.