Screen Shot 2015-12-07 at 16.20.04Anette Stenslund’s PhD Defence

Medical Museion and the NNF CBMR Section for Science Communication are delighted to announce that Anette Stenslund will defend her dissertation ‘Atmospheric smell – hospital-based and museum-staged’ in Medical Museion’s auditorium on Monday 21st December at 1-4pm, followed by an informal reception. Doors open at 12.30, Bredgade 62, Copenhagen K.

 In her thesis Anette Stenslund searches for a phenomenology of atmospheric smell to be established by conceptual discussion supported by sociological and anthropological theory and empirical work in form of ethnographic fieldwork.

Within a dual framework the thesis centres on smell contextualised in the museum venue and the hospital respectively. The ‘two-legged’ focus aims for contributing to sensory museology, characterising and comparing atmospheric smell in the two contexts; analysing visitor’s experiences of atmospheric smell in museums, and finding methods to facilitate such experience.

The evaluation committee consists of professor David Howes, Centre for Sensory Studies, Concordia University, Montreal, professor Niels Albertsen, Aarhus School of Architecture and professor Signild Vallgårda, University of Copenhagen (chair). Supervisors: professor Thomas Söderqvist, Medical Museion, and associate professor Inge Kryger Pedersen, Department of Sociology.

Prior to the defence, examiner Professor David Howes will give a seminar in the Medical Museion meeting room, Fredericiagade 18, 10-11am. More details can be found here