Knowing by Sensing: Teaching Sensory History

In the #AHRSyllabus module Knowing by Sensing, the interdisciplinary historical smells team Odeuropa introduces techniques for teaching sensory history in the classroom. They offer short video and textual presentations that explain approaches to teaching the history of smell and how it can enrich student learning about political, social and cultural history. Their module also provides teachers with a step-by-step guide for getting historical scents into the classroom and organizing smell walks that allow students, as Odeuropa puts it, “to sniff their way through history.”