EAS329H1: Cross-Cultural History of Scents and Aromatics

Hours

24L

This course surveys the importance of smell as a form of knowledge and source of history, and explores the use of aromatics in medicine, food, ritual, and personal fragrance, along with their role as a global commodity in East Asia and beyond. Students will read a variety of medieval and early modern texts about aromatics as well as more recent studies on olfaction.

Prerequisite
Distribution Requirements
Humanities
Breadth Requirements
Society and its Institutions (3)
Mode of Delivery
In Class