Published Date

September 26, 2023

Resource Type

#AHRSyllabus, For the Classroom


Research Methods, Teaching Methods

AHA Topics

Teaching & Learning, Undergraduate Education

This module is part of the #AHRSyllabus project. More information about the project can be found on the AHR website under #AHRSyllabus.

A person leaning over a box sniffing its contents.

Inger Leemans, William Tullett, Caro Verbeek, Sofia Collette Ehrich, Kate McLean, Cecilia Bembibre, and Victoria-Anne Michel

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.”


Read the module in full here.