Visiting Scholar
Masaryk University, Brno







Anna Kvíčalová is a permanent research fellow at the Centre for Theoretical Study (Charles University, Prague, and the Czech Academy of Sciences), and an Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Masaryk University, Brno. She holds an M.A. (2012) from the University of Amsterdam and a Ph.D. (2017) from Freie Universität Berlin in Religious Studies. Between 2013 and 2017, she was a research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin, and between 2020 and 2022, she led the research project The Second Sense: Sound, Hearing and Nature in Czech Modernity. She is a historian of science, religion, and the senses. In her work, she deals with the history of sound-based knowledge and listening skills in early modern and modern European history. She is the author of Listening and Knowledge in Reformation Europe (Palgrave, 2019) and other publications on sound and hearing in European religious and scientific practice (published with Annals of Science; Sixteenth-Century Journal; or Technology and Culture). While at the Department in the 2023 summer semester, she co-ordinates a course "Religion and Sound Media: A Cultural History of Sense Perception."