Sensory Studies in Antiquity

Sensory Studies in Antiquity is a site promoting studies of the senses in the ancient world from prehistory to late antiquity and across the Graeco-Roman world. The field of Sensory Studies includes a variety of academic disciplines across the humanities and sciences. This site focuses on the Graeco-Roman world, bringing together classicists, ancient historians and archaeologists working on various aspects of the senses, sensory experience and related fields.

Sensory Studies in Antiquity is an open forum for discussion and promotion of academic events relating to sensory studies of the ancient world. If you would like to participate as a blog author, or if you have a publication or event to bring to our attention, email

For more info on Sensory Studies beyond the ancient world, see

Eleanor Betts and Jeffrey D. Veitch, Sensory Studies in Antiquity Network Co-ordinators.

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