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Mark M. Smith

Mark M. Smith

Carolina Distinguished Professor of History, University of South Carolina


I am an historian of the US South and also an historian of the senses (smell, touch, taste, sound, as well as of sight). I have written a dozen books on the history of race, slavery, time-consciousness, environmental disasters, and sensory history. My work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, the London Time, the Washington Post, Slate, and many other popular outlets. I am a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.

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Welcome to Your Sensory Revolution, Thanks to the Pandemic

The way we see, hear, taste, touch, and smell may never be the same again. Courtesy of Covid-19, we are undergoing a sensory revolution. All of the senses have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic—not...

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