Britta Lange is currently working at the Institute for Cultural History and Theory, the Humboldt- Universität zu Berlin. She completed her postdoctoral lecture qualification (habilitation) in 2012 and is the author of several books on the cultural-political history of early sound archives. Britta Lange studied art history, cultural and media studies in Cologne and Berlin. She received her PhD in cultural science from the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin in 2005. Afterwards she was a research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin and at the Institute of Social Anthropology at the Academy of Sciences in Vienna, Austria. Selected publications: Echt, Unecht, Lebensecht. Menschenbilder im Umlauf (Berlin, 2006); Die Wiener Forschungen an Kriegsgefangenen 1915-1918. Anthropologische und ethnografische Verfahren im Lager (Vienna, 2013); Die Entdeckung Deutschlands. Science-Fiction als Propaganda (Berlin 2014). Together with Margit Berner and Anette Hoffmann: Sensible Sammlungen. Aus dem anthropologischen Depot (Hamburg 2011).