Conference « Medialité des odeurs / Mediality of Smells »

Convenors: Jean-Alexandre Perras, Jesus College and Erika Wicky, FNRS/Université de Liège

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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 The Mediality of Smells saims to develop the nascent interdisciplinary exchange around smells by examining the question of the media and the possible mediatisation of smells.

PROGRAMME:

Dimanche 24 juin / Sunday, 24 June – Maison française d’Oxford :

17h – Accueil des participant·e·s / Welcoming

17h30 – Isabelle Chazot & Anne-Cécile Pouant
L’Osmothèque, a dynamic perfume archive, unique in the world

18h30 – Cocktail

 

Lundi 25 juin / Monday, 25 June – Jesus College – Ship Street Centre

9h Accueil des participant·e·s / Welcoming

9h30 – Jean-Alexandre Perras, Jesus College & Érika Wicky, FNRS/Université de Liège
Introduction

Session 1 – Sociabilités / Sociability – Présidence/Chair : Caroline Warman, Jesus College, University of Oxford

10h – Rémi Digonnet, Université de Saint-Étienne
Recreating Smells: from Speech to Sense

10h30 – Patricia Nagnan-Le Meillour, CNRS
Pheromones and social odours convey vital information between animals

11h – Pause / Break

11h30 – Willam Tullett, Institute for Historical Studies, London
Privacy in Public: Smell, Agency, and Atmosphere in Eighteenth-Century England

12h00 – Cheryl Krueger, University of Virginia
Sillage: Women as Perfume Diffusers in Nineteenth-Century France

12h30 – Déjeuner / Lunch

Session 2 – Atmosphères / Atmospheres – Présidence / Chair : Vivien Prigent, CNRS – Maison française d’Oxford

14 h00 – Kirsten Shepherd-Barr, St Catherine’s College, University of Oxford
Olfaction in the Theatre: The Théâtre d’Art’s Song of Songs in Paris, 1891

14h30 – Marie Thébaud-Sorger, CNRS, Maison française d’Oxford
The Chemistry of 1770s Paris Cesspools: Smells and Noxious airs

15h – 15h30 – Béatrice Caseau, Sorbonne université, Labex RESMED
Fragrances of Paradise: Incense and perfumes in Byzantine churches

16h00 – Pause / Break

Conférence plénière / Keynote speech – Présidence / Chair Frédéric Thibault-Starzyk, CNRS, directeur de la MFO

17h00 – Chantal Jaquet, Université Panthéon-Sorbonne
The Invention of an Olfactory Aesthetics

18h 30 – Cocktail

 

Mardi 26 juin / Tuesday, 26 June – Maison française d’Oxford:

9h Accueil des participant·e·s / Welcoming

Session 3 – Représenter les odeurs / Representing Smell – Présidence / Chair : Paul Edwards, MFO, CNRS, LARCA

9h30 – Rosine Lheureux, Archives nationales, Paris
Nommer et montrer l’odeur : étiquettes et contenants en parfumerie et cosmétique à la fin du XIXe siècle

10h – Sarah-Maria Schober, Oriel College, University of Oxford
The Label of the Civet Cat and a Lost Scent

10h30 – Pause / Break

11h – Christina Bradstreet, National Gallery, London
Lost in translation? Looking at pictures of perfume in the nineteenth century

11h30 – Frédérique Desbuissons, Université de Reims
La peinture qui pue. La médiatisation des odeurs dans les salons caricaturaux (France, XIXe siècle)

12h – Matthew Fisher, St Catherine’s College, University of Oxford
The Artistry of Odour Science: Discovering and Diversifying the Plant Palette

12h30 – Déjeuner / Lunch

Session 4 – Polysensorialité / Polysensoriality – Présidence / Chair : Ann Jefferson, New College, University of Oxford

13h30 – Giusy Pisano, ENSLL/Université Paris 3/IRCAV & Érika Wicky, FNRS/Université de Liège
L’écoute des parfums

14h00 – Frank Krause, Goldsmith University
Smell-Sound Synaesthesia as Revelatory Medium: A Brief History with Emphasis on German Literature (1900-1930)

14h30 – Ada Ackerman, CNRS/THALIM
Sentir, ressentir. Retour sur les propositions olfactives et plastiques d’Eduardo Kac et de Laurent Duthion

15h – Conclusion

 

 

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