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Monthly Archives: May, 2012

Shock, stench and filth: smell and historians of the urban environment

Cartoon from The Wasp of May 26, 1882, promoting the then-common racist myth that diseases were rampant in Chinatown. I attended a fascinating talk last week, delivered by Director of … Continue reading

May 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

Design with Scents Workshop, Kingston University 9th-13th July 2012

Training in perfumery practices is a specialist and frequently expensive business, often requiring trainees to travel overseas to perfume houses such as those located in Grasse, South of France. For … Continue reading

May 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

Fragrant Cities – Link to blog

Fragrant Cities – Relationships between smell and urban environments

For anyone interested in Smell and the City who missed this article, it’s a piece that I (Victoria Henshaw) wrote for the cities@manchester blog back in March

May 7, 2012 · 1 Comment

An Extraordinary Workshop: Representing Smell in the City – The Results!

Over twenty students and six academic staff from eight universities across the North of England gathered together in Manchester this week for the exploratory ‘Representing Smell in the City’ workshop. … Continue reading

May 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

Smell and the City in the International Media

You may have caught a whiff of Smell and the City¬†in the news recently as the media have been reporting¬†about our smellwalks and research activity. It all started with a … Continue reading

May 1, 2012 · 1 Comment