Day 1: Early Modern Sensory Encounters Conference

EMSE 2023 Programme

8 June

09:00-9:45 Registration and coffee

09:45-10:00 Welcome (Leah Clark and Helen Coffey)

10:00-11.30 Translocation/Translation

Tin Cugelj (University of Bern), ‘“Wunderlich grausams weter”: Multisensoriality of the Tempestuous Early Modern Adriatic Sea’

Faheem Hussain (The Institute of Ismaili Studies), ‘Citrus Fruits: Making Sense of Sensory Encounters in Al-Andalus’

Olena Morenets (University of Zürich), ‘The Smellscapes of Early Modern Travel Writing’

11:30-12:00 Coffee

12:00-13:00 Health/The Body

Nir Eydan (Johns Hopkins University), ‘Sensory Encounters at the Early Modern Francophone Spa Town’

Kate Luce Mulry and Emma Barnes (California State University, Bakersfield), ‘“Sweet and Stinking Scents”: A Sensory History of Reproduction in the Early Modern English Atlantic’

13:00-14:00 Lunch

14:00-15:30 Travels/Encounters

Jack Dykstra-McCarthy (University of Cambridge), ‘The Power of the Senses in Late-Seventeenth-Century English Encounters with the Ottoman Empire’

Salih Demirtas (Istanbul Technical University), ‘Sensory Experiences of Seventeenth-Century Ottoman Istanbul’

Serra Inan (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich), ‘Between Hospitality and Hostility: Sensory Experiences in the Ottoman Diplomatic Court Protocol during the 17th century’

15:30-16:00 Coffee

16:00-17:30 Making/Reconstruction

Traci Picard (Brown University), ‘Make According to Art: Exploring the Senses in Early Modern Recipe Books’

Christine Walker (Yale-NUS College), ‘Tasting the Caribbean in the Colonial North’

Maria Mendonça (Kenyon College) and Laudan Nooshin (City, University of London), ‘Re-imagining Marginalised Histories: Sounding Domestic Spaces at Ham House’