Not to be sniffed at: historical smells project launched

From stinky streets to the stench of the Battle of Waterloo, a multi-skilled team of experts is setting out to recreate the smell of Europe’s past, which will be shared with museums across the continent.The ODEUROPA project will look to identify, describe and recreate the aromas that wafted across the continent from the 16th to the early 20th century.Experts say every period in history has its own smell, from when agriculture was the mainstay of society, to the factories of industrialisation and the creep of urbanisation.William Tullett, a smell historian from Anglia Ruskin University in easte…

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