Food History

Venue: North American History Room, 2nd floor, IHR, North block, Senate House

Time: Thursday 17.30

Convenors: Kelly Spring (Independent Researcher), Elspeth Dow (National Maritime Museum), Katherine Harvey (Birkbeck), Matt Phillpott (School of Advanced Studies).

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Spring Term 2018
DateSeminar details
18 January
A hungry stomach rarely despises common food – Medical Advice and Food Consumption in the Early Modern Period
Giovanni Pozzetti (Leeds University)
IHR North American History Room

1 February
Creating Culinary “Common Knowledge” in eighteenth and nineteenth century British cookery books – A Study of Weights and Measures
Elspeth Dow (National Maritime Museum)
IHR North American History Room

15 February
*Cancelled* Festivity, Conviviality and Sociability: Eating Symbols in Early-modern Norfolk and Norwich
Victor Morgan (University of East Anglia)
IHR North American History Room

1 March
*Cancelled* The profit of bees and honey: beekeeping manuals on the cusp of scientific study, 1568-1657
Matt Phillpott (School of Advanced Studies)
IHR North American History Room