Conference: Mediality of Smells

24 June 2018 to 26 June 2018
Sunday 24 - Tuesday 26 June 2018
Maison Française d’Oxford and Jesus College
Free (booking required)

From Sunday, June 24th to Tuesday, June 26th 2018 the international conference Médialité des odeurs / Mediality of Smells will take place at Maison Française d’Oxford and Jesus College. This event is jointly convened by Dr Jean-Alexandre Perras (Jesus College, University of Oxford) and Dr Érika Wicky (Fonds National de La Recherche Scientifique and Université de Liège).

The study of scents and all things olfactory is currently thriving, a sign of the great interest that our information-based societies feel for a sense which seems to offer a direct and immediate experience of reality. The conference Mediality of Smells aims to develop the nascent interdisciplinary exchange around smells by examining the question of the media and the possible mediatisation of smells.

The programme (please, see below) presents the topics of perfumes, smells, scents, and senses from various angels, across periods and societies. The four conference sessions spread over the period of four days are ‘Sociability’, ‘Atmospheres’, ‘Representing Smell’, and ‘Polysensoriality’. Subjects of the presentations range from pheromones to ‘noxious airs’ to synaesthesia, adding a new angle to the historical representations of societies.

Attending the Mediality of Smells conference is free and open to all interested parties. To book your place, please, follow this link.

Download the conference programme (.pdf). Download a poster for Mediality of Smells (.pdf).

Maison Française d'Oxford
2-10 Norham Road
United Kingdom
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