The University of Oxford and the Open University are pleased to announce a new initiative that will explore early modern sensory experiences by way of an annual interdisciplinary conference.
Interest in sensory experiences of the past has grown in recent years, with scholars engaging with both interdisciplinary and anthropological approaches in order to better understand historical lived experiences. This annual conference will explore the visual, auditory, tactile, gustatory and/or olfactory elements of particular human experiences across the globe between c.1400 and c.1700.
For the first conference under this theme, papers will consider sensory experiences from a variety of perspectives.
For further details see: www.open.ac.uk/arts/research/medieval-and-early-modern-research/sensory-experiences
Conference fees have been generously covered by the Open University this year, which also includes the catering. But that also means that spaces for in-person attendance are very limited, so do register quickly.
We will be live streaming the event, so we can reach a wider audience, if you can’t make it in person or you miss out on registration.
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