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Lecture: The Art of Olfaction: Incense Burners in Medieval Islamic Society (7th-15th Centuries), 17/11/2021

Islamic Art Circle at SOAS

November lecture to be given by Dr Sterenn Le Maguer-Gillon, archaeologist and lecturer at the Institut Catholique de Paris on the topic The Art of Olfaction: Incense Burners in Medieval Islamic Society (7th-15th Centuries) on Wednesday, 17 November at 18.00 London Time. This will be a webinar, so please sign up with me by 15 November at my SOAS address: rw51@soas.ac.uk.

This lecture aims to explore the role of incense burners in the Medieval Islamic world (7th-15th cent.). We define as “incense-burner” any container having served for burning with aromatic products in a secular context. The use of perfuming guests with incense is attested in wealthy contexts as well as in the lower classes, demonstrating how important this ritual is. Different types of incense burners were produced, either in ceramic, soft stone or brass, and used to perform hospitality rites. This lecture will look at the place of these objects in the Medieval Islamic society through the textual sources as well as the archaeological documentation available. 

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Sterenn Le Maguer

Archéologue spécialiste de la péninsule Arabique et du commerce dans l'océan Indien, vacataire à l'Institut catholique de Paris, chercheure associée au CEFREPA.

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Appel à communications : 2nd International Conference on the History and Culture of Perfume

2nd International Conference on the History and Culture of Perfume

Organized by: Grupo de Investigación CAPIRE, Museo del Perfume de Buenos Aires (Argentina) y Academia del Perfume.

The aims of these Conference is the recognition of perfume as an object of study in the Humanities, the interdisciplinary and international exchange of research results related to perfume and smell, as well as the growing expansion of the field of sensory studies, beyond the visuality.

This conference will meet academic contributions from specialists from various areas of knowledge, among which the following stand out: David Howes (Concordia University), Annick Le Guérer (Independiente), Mª. Luisa Vázquez de Ágredos Pascual (Universitat de València), Cecilia Bembibre (University College London) y María del Rosario Caballero Rodríguez (Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha).

The call for participation is opened through a call for papers, framed in the following thematic lines:

  • Line 1: The historical dimension of perfume and olfactory culture.
  • Line 2: The scientific, technical and material production of perfume.
  • Line 3: The aesthetics of perfume in the plurality of the arts.
  • Line 4: The social values of perfume and the olfactory experience.

Sending proposals through the following link: https://www.ucm.es/capire/perfume21-cfp

Send Papers Deadline: 30 October 2021

Sterenn Le Maguer

Archéologue spécialiste de la péninsule Arabique et du commerce dans l'océan Indien, vacataire à l'Institut catholique de Paris, chercheure associée au CEFREPA.

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