Britta Lange is a scholar of cultural studies and was awarded her PhD in 2005 for a thesis on »›Lebensecht‹: Menschenbilder zum Verkauf. Die Geschichte der Firmen Umlauff 1868–1925« (»›Lifelike‹: Human Images for Sale. The History of Umlauff Companies 1868–1925«). She received her Habilitation in 2012 for the project »Gefangene Stimmen. Tonaufnahmen von Kriegsgefangenen im Deutschen Reich, 1915–1918« (»Captured Voices. Sound Recordings of Prisoners of War in the German Empire, 1915–1918«). She has been a Research Associate at the Department of Cultural History and Theory at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin since 2011. Prior to this, she worked at the Institute for Social Anthropology at the Austrian Academy of Sciences (OeAW) in Vienna (2008–2010) and was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin (2005–2007). She has published widely on sensitive collections and collaborated on radio, sound art and exhibition projects.
Cultural history and cultural techniques, colonialism, the First World War, sensitive collections, early films and in particular early sound recordings based on the Sound Archive at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin