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 in-person talks on various subjects related to scent and death. If you would like to book Nuri, contact her here.


 

Past Public Classes

2022


December 5th: Myrrh: An Aromatic Cultural History

November 7th: Tapputi-Beletekallim, The First Perfumer?

October 3rd: The Scent of Grief: A Brief Survey of Aromatic Death Rituals 

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


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