S1 E1 Follow Your Nose

Daniel talks with AHR editor Mark Bradley about the changes coming to the journal in March, in particular a new section called the AHR History Lab that will showcase collaborative projects that challenge us to rethink how history is done in the 21st century. Then a conversation with contributors to the Odeuropa project, an EU grant funded research endeavor that seeks to excavate, and bring back to life, the smells of Europe's past.

In this Episode

  • Marieke van Erp (Odeuropa, leads the Digital Humanities Lab at the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences in Amsterdam)
  • Sofia Collette Ehrich (Odeuropa, researcher at the the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences Humanities Cluster)
  • William Tullett (Odeuropa, associate professor in sensory history at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge)
  • Daniel Story (host and producer, digital scholarship librarian at the University of California, Santa Cruz)
  • Mark Bradley (AHR editor, Bernadotte E. Schmitt Distinguished Service Professor of International History and the College at the University of Chicago)


Martin Schaffner, Anastasis / Christ in limbo, 1549, Mixed techniques on panel. Museum Ulm, Germany.



By Blue Dot Sessions


  • Produced by Daniel Story


When Sofia Ehrich notes that it is only International Flavors and Fragrances that deals with the chemical components of developing scents, this applied specifically in the case of the Museum Ulm scent tour. More broadly, members of University College London (UCL) are also a part of making scent reconstructions within the Odeuropa project.