ODEUROPA: Negotiating Olfactory and Sensory Experiences in Cultural Heritage Practice and Research

  • Tullett, Will (Co-investigator)
  • Leemans, Inger (Principal investigator)
  • Troncy, Raphaël (Co-investigator)
  • Van Erp, Marieke (Co-investigator)
  • Christlein, Vincent (Co-investigator)
  • Tonelli, Sara (Co-investigator)
  • Bembibre, Cecilia (Co-investigator)

Project: Research project (funded)Research

Project Details


During the last decades, there has been a general tendency in European museological practices towards multi-sensory presentations and large-scale exploitation of computer science techniques. However, the potential olfactory descriptions, experiences and memories contained in cultural heritage remain an unexplored territory. Applying state-of-the-art AI techniques to text and image data sets that span four centuries of European history, the EU-funded ODEUROPA project aims at identifying the vocabularies, spaces, events, practices and emotions associated with smells and olfaction. The project aspires to curate this multi-modal information and formulate a "European Olfactory Knowledge Graph.
Short titleODEUROPA
Effective start/end date1/01/2131/12/23