Delight and Disgust: The Alteration of the Senses.  In Conversation -Mark Jenner with Lizzie Collingham-

1 March 2012, 17:00 - 19:00

CRASSH, Seminar room SG1 (Ground Floor)

Registration encouraged (though not essential). Please use the Booking email on right hand side of this page.


Mark Jenner (Senior Lecturer in Early Modern History, the University of York) and
Lizzie Collingham  (Food Historian)

Join us to hear Mark Jenner and Lizzie Collingham in an informal discussion about the history of the senses, metaphors and practices of sensory intoxication, the alluring and the nauseous, the significance of sensory deprivation, and traditions of representation of all the above. Mark Jenner is Senior Lecturer in the Department of History at York, who has published widely on smell, medicine, London and the body in 17th and 18th-century Europe; recent articles include "Follow your Nose? Smell, Smelling and their Histories" in American Historical Review (2011). Lizzie Collingham is a food historian whose recent books include Curry: A Tale of Cooks and Conquerors (2001) and The Taste of War (2011).  This event has been organised by the new Intoxication of the Senses research group at CRASSH, run by Victoria Harris, Rowan Boyson, Joe Moshenska and Sophie Read, which is bringing together researchers in a variety of disciplines to consider pleasure, poison and perception from 1600 to the present.


Free, open to all, wine will be served after the discussion; registration encouraged (though not essential).
To register
please use the Booking email on top right hand side of this page.


Part of the group: Intoxication of the Senses: Pleasure, Poison and Perception, 1600-present.
For more information about the group please click the link on the right hand of this  page.

Image courtesy of La Belle Brocante,