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Observing and representing: The history of the senses

Becoming aware of the complexity, multi-dimensionality and diversity of sensory experiences.
Led by: Dr. Alexandra Supper (DSS, coordinator)
Dr. Anna Harris (DSS), Dr. Annelies Jacobs (DSS), Dr. Jack Post (LK),
Dr. Jo Wachelder (History)

Creating Digital Collections II

Students use different design thinking methods to work together and make decisions, as well as to wireframe and prototype the digital collection.
Led by: Dr Costas Papadopolous & Dr Susan Schreibman

Exploring Senses Cards

In this student Premium project ‘Exploring senses’ students created cards and a training manual for sensory education. Premium Project are interfaculty students collaborations.

Creating Digital Collections I

The course ‘Creating Digital Collections’ will introduce you to a new skill: 3D digitisation and modelling to present and disseminate material culture.
Led by: Dr Costas Papadopolous & Dr Susan Schreibman

Sensory maps

Examples of student produced sensory maps

Ice breaker – Museum Smells

Led by: Emilie Sitzia

Digital Sensory workshop

Training the senses to use in analysis of museum spaces and assess impact of sensory stimuli on museum audiences.
Led by: Emilie Sitzia.

Collective observation exercise

Objective statement / Intended effect of the tool: Observing, not interpreting or explaining.
By Ike Kamphof

The senses in the museum and theater: presentation theory and strategies

Students will be asked to read and criticize 2000 years of thought on cognition and proprioception of the multisensory aspects of art and performance. Visits to the Yale museums – Yale University Art Gallery, Center for British Art, Peabody, and Musical Instruments – as well as special exhibitions at Yale and elsewhere will focus on how objects and their presentation appeal to the senses.
Led by: Frederick John Lamp

Later Imperial China: A Sensory History

The course is devoted to helping students understand how to creatively and rigorously interpret its primary documents (including texts, artifacts, and, where possible, sensations) alongside the best of recent historical writing about Chinese history.
Led by: Carla Nappi