Recent archaeological, historical, and ethnographical research has witnessed a phenomenon that can be called a sensory turn or even a sensual revolution with a growing number of publications aimed at sketching the sensory landscapes of past societies. In these recent studies, several methods to trace the ephemeral and already vanished sensory encounters have been developed from the more traditional approaches to more experimental ones.
The workshop Making sense of sensory studies aims to bring together the trailblazers of sensory studies in social sciences, archaeology, and history, for sharing the best methodological developments in recent sensory scholarship.
Helmi Järviluoma-Mäkelä (Cultural Studies, University of Eastern Finland, and Visiting Professor at Turku Institute of Advanced Studies)
William Tullett (Sensory History at the Anglia Ruskin University)
Jo Day (The School of Classics, University College Dublin)
9.15: Opening words
9.30: KEYNOTE William Tullett: The Molecular Commons: Writing Interspecies Sensory Histories in the Chemocene
Chair: Philipp Reick
12.00: Lunch at AIAS (room 1630.301)
13.00 KEYNOTE Helmi Järviluoma-Mäkelä: Sensobiography as a mobile search for relational knowledge
Chair: Essi Ikonen
16.00-16.15: Coffee break (for session 2.A in 1630.301)
Chair: Iza Romanowska
15.30-15.45: Coffee break (for session 2.B in 1632.203)
Chair: Stuart Eve
16.15-17.15 interactive presentations
Blind tasting & smelling exercises
17.15-17.45 Sensory walk
17.45.-19.00 Reception at AIAS (Room 1630.301)
19.15 Dinner for keynote speakers
10.00: KEYNOTE Jo Day: We have always been sensory archaeologists: skills, senses and performing (in) the past
Chair: Anna Collar
12.30: Lunch at AIAS Hall
Chair: Janice Wang (z) and Elisa Uusimäki
15.00-15.30: Coffee break
Chair: Mira Green
17.45: Wine tasting (AIAS Hall)
The conference is open to all, researchers, students and industry and others interested in the topic. The places, however, are limited. Please note that all physical spots are filled up. Online participation is still available - please sign up here.
Deadline for registration is on 21 April.
NB. Deadline for signing up for wine tasting is on Friday 14 April.
Read the full call for papers here.
The conference has received funding from the Carlsberg Foundation and AIAS.