AHA Topics

AHA Initiatives & Projects, Publishing, Research & Publications


Cultural, Research Methods


Europe, World

Episode Description

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

Show Notes

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 UC Santa Cruz)

Mark Bradley (AHR editor, Bernadotte E. Schmitt Distinguished Service Professor of International History and the College at the University of Chicago)


The Odeuropa project

From Museum Ulm: Orange Blue (1964–1965) by Ellsworth Kelly and Anastasis / Christ in Limbo (1549) by Martin Schaffner

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


By Blue Dot Sessions

Brek PKL

Jat Poure

Cach PKL

Song at the End of Times


Vik Fence Haflak

Building the Sled



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.