The Fragrant and the Foul: The Smells and Senses of Antiquity in the Modern Imagination

Le miasme et l’oliban: L’odeur et les sens dans la réception de l’Antiquité

18-20 October 2018, Université Jean Jaurès, Toulouse

Programme

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Thursday, October 18, 2018

13:30 – 14:00: Welcome and registration

14:00 – 14:30: Introduction – Adeline Grand-Clément & Charlotte Ribeyrol

14:30 – 15:45: KEYNOTE 1: Mark Bradley – Chair: Adeline Grand-Clément

14:30 – 15:30: ‘Roman aromas: dirt, depravity and the power of odour in the city of Rome, from ancient to modern’ – Mark Bradley (Nottingham University)

15:30 – 15:45: Discussion

15:45 – 18:15: SESSION 1. Gendered smells and bodies – Chair: Filippo Carlà-Uhink (Heidelberg)

15:45 – 16:15: ‘Let “no unpleasant smell offend the nostrils”: the role of the body in the rhetoric of Erasmus of Rotterdam’ – Elaine Sartorelli (Sao Paulo). Link to abstract

16:15 – 16:45: ‘Vaginal Fumigation for the Goop Generation: Scent Therapy in Antiquity and the Holistic Health Movement’ – Margaret Day (Ohio State). Link to abstract

16:45 – 17:00: Coffee break

17:00 – 17:30: ‘“DADA does not smell like anything”: performing and painted bodies from Ovid to Dada.’ – Ainize González García (Barcelona) & Nicole Haitzinger (Salzburg).

17:30 – 18:00: ‘L’odeur du marbre : Chaleur et sensualité des corps antiquisants au XXIe siècle’ – Fabien Bièvre-Perrin (Centre Camille Jullian, Aix-Marseille Université) & Tiphaine Annabelle Besnard (Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour). Link to abstract

18:00 – 18:15: Discussion

 

Friday, October 19, 2018

09:30 – 10:45: KEYNOTE 2: Catherine Maxwell – Chair: Charlotte Ribeyrol

09:30 – 10:30: ‘”Unguent from a carven jar”: Odour and Perfume in Arthur Machen’s The Hill of Dreams (1907)’ – Catherine Maxwell (Queen Mary, London)

10:30 – 10:45: Discussion

10:45 – 13:00: SESSION 2. Exotic scents: sensing otherness – TBC

10:45 – 11:15: ‘Sensual Otherness: Ancient Baths in 19th century Art’ – Giacomo Savani (Leicester University)

11:15 – 11:45: Coffee break

11:45 – 12:15: ‘Perfumed antiquity in Victorian paintings’ – Christina Bradstreet (National Gallery London)

12:15 – 12:45: ‘Breathing in “the strange Egyptian smell”: Contamination and the Erotics of the Dead Body’ – Nolwenn Corriou (Paris I)

12:45 – 13:00: Discussion

13:00 – 14:30: Buffet lunch

14:30 – 16:15: SESSION 3. What smell is the sacred ? The sensoriality of antique rituals – TBC

14:30 – 15:00: ‘Representations of fragrance in Pompeian domestic cult’ – Johannes Eber (LMU München)

15:00 – 15:30: ‘Marie-Madeleine, la sainte (au) parfum’ – Jean-Pierre Albert (EHESS Toulouse). Link to abstract

15:30 – 16:00: ‘Sacrifier des parfums pour Isis: la reconstitution sensorielle de rituels isiaques dans la littérature et la peinture au XIXe siècle’ – Anna Guédon (Toulouse). Link to abstract

16:00 – 16:15: Discussion

16:15:  Coffee break

18:30: Visit of the Musée Saint-Raymond

20:00: Conference dinner (to be confirmed)

 

Saturday, October 20, 2018

09:00 – 12:00: SESSION 4. Recreating the Fragrance of the Past – Chair : Martin Lindner (Göttingen)

09:00 – 09:30: ‘“Balsama et crocum per gradus theatri fluere iussit” (Vita Hadr. 19,5). The Smells and Senses in the Roman Theatre and their Contemporary Reception.’ – Raffaella Viccei (Milan)

09:30 – 10:00: ‘Wake up and smell the Roman food’ – Kim Beerden (Leiden)

10:00 – 10:30: ‘La persistance d’un parfum antique: la Rose de Paestum’ – Giulia Corrente (Università degli Studi Roma Tre). Link to abstract

10:30 – 11:00: Coffee break

11:00 – 11:30: ‘Archiving smells: a review of real and imagined collections of odours, and a proposal for smell preservation’ – Cecilia Bembibre (UCL)

11:30 – 12:00: TBC – Denise Reitzenstein (LMU München)

12:00 – 12:30: Closing discussion

12:30 – 13:30: Lunch buffet

13:30: Sensory workshop (Les Fées Bottées)

15:00: Imagines Meeting (for members of the executive board only)

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