Using Objects & Sources

A plethora of textual, visual and material sources can be used to research and represent the senses of the past. For the past that is still in living memory oral history and photo elicitation can for example be used. But the range of sources which can give insight in the history of the senses of more distant past is almost limitless, ranging from archaeological objects to architectural treatise (informing about the ideas behind the creation of sensory environments) to police archives (giving insight into the regulation and suppression of particular senses) via diaries, newspapers, novels, photography, sheet music, war postcards, snuffboxes, shoes, furniture or (fake) flint stones.

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