Odeuropa is a European research project which bundles expertise in sensory mining and olfactory heritage. We develop novel methods to collect information about smell from (digital) text and image collections. This Tuesday there was the final event gathering 160 people in the Odeuropa Smell Culture Fair that unfolded at the Trippenhuis (Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences) in Amsterdam. This groundbreaking event marked a significant milestone in our journey to explore, understand, and celebrate olfactory heritage.
The day commenced with a warm welcome by Zakia Guernina, the interim director general of the KNAW, setting the tone for an enriching experience ahead. The Plenary Session, led by PI Inger Leemans, provided a comprehensive introduction to Olfactory Heritage and the Odeuropa project. The unveiling of the IFF x Odeuropa Historical Scent Collection by Bernardo Fleming and the Heritage Smell Library by Isabelle Chazot added a sensorial dimension to our understanding of history.