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Smell in Eighteenth-Century England: putridity to perfume

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Smells and smelling and are unjustly neglected across many academic disciplines, yet both have an intriguing history. This talk reveals how people thought about smelling in eighteenth-century England – what smells were, what they did, and how people sensed them – and uses this to uncover some key transformations in eighteenth-century medicine and social life.

This talk is part of the Wolfson College Humanities Society talks series.

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