Classes

If you would like to hear Nuri natter on about smelly things, this page will house all of your opportunities to do so. Nuri conducts online (and hopefully one day) in-person talks on a variety of subjects related to scent and death. If you would like to book Nuri, contact her here.


October 2022


The Scent of Grief: A Brief Survey of Aromatic Death Rituals 

[Online] Monday, 3rd October 2022


Past Public Classes

2022


September 12th: The Colonial History of the Fragrance Trade

August 22nd: Indole: An Aromatic Cultural History

July 18th: Dangerous Women? Beauty, Perfume, and Poison

June 27: A Fragrant Bouquet of Art & History: Conversation w Bharti Lalwani 

June 20: Smells like Xenophobia: An Olfactive History of Otherness

May 30: The Great Stink: How Smell Made the Modern City

April 18: The Black Death: from Plague Preservative to Perfume

March 28: Scent Culture Theory 202: Tools for Aromatic Auto-Ethnography

February 28: The Colonial History of the Fragrance Trade

January 17: Scent Culture Theory 101: Scent Culture & Olfactory Heritage

2021


December 20: Dangerous Women? Beauty, Perfume, and Poison

December 13: Smells like Xenophobia: An Olfactive History of Otherness

November 15: Tapputi Badakallim, The First Perfumer

October 11: The Scent of Grief: A Brief Survey of Aromatic Death Rituals

September 20: Dangerous Women? Beauty, Perfume, and Poison

August 23: The Putrid and the Divine: The Smell of Saints

July 26: The Babylonian Roots to Early Middle Eastern Perfumery

July 12: The Scent of Gan Eden: Olfaction in Judaism 

June 14: From Plague Preservative to Perfume

May 17: Tapputi Belatekallim, The First Perfumer

May 4: Is Death Positivity a Form of Death Denial?

April 26: The Scent of Gan Eden: Olfaction in Judaism 

March 22: Smells, Miasma Theory, and Public Health

February 15: From Plague Preservative to Perfume

January 25th: Smells like Xenophobia: An Olfactive History of Otherness

January 11: Scent Culture Theory 101

2020


November 16: Scent Culture Theory 101

September 15: Xenophobia: An Olfactory History of Otherness

August 3: Smells Like Xenophobia: An Olfactive History of Otherness

June 23: The Putrid and the Divine: The Magical Scent of Christian Saints

May 11: Scent and Public Health: Part Two; Smells and Miasma Theory

May 4: Scent and Public Health Part One: From Plague Preservative to Perfume


Want to learn more about Scent & Society at the Institute of Art and Olfaction?