Call for Papers 2019-20

Call for Papers

Food History Seminar

Institute of Historical Research, London

Academic Year 2019-2020


Launched at the Institute of Historical Research in summer 2017, the Food History Seminar provides an inclusive setting in which food historians, academics and experts working in related fields can come together to discuss their research.

We wish to encourage the participation of all researchers in the seminar, including established academics, independent scholars, museum professionals and postgraduates. We welcome papers covering topics across all historical periods and geographical locations.

We are currently accepting proposals to present during the academic year 2019-2020. If you would like to submit a proposal to present a 50-minute paper at one of our sessions, please send a 250 words abstract and a short biography by the 3rd of May to the Food History Seminar convenors at . 50-minute talks are standard, but on occasion we may need to join two talks together for one session, in which case the talk would be 20 minutes. We will let you know if this is the case. If you would like to request a 20-minute slot instead of the standard 50 minutes, please include this in your proposal. Please also indicate in your abstract whether you would prefer to present a paper in autumn 2019 or spring 2020.

To better serve the historical community and distribute research on food history as widely as possible, we will be live streaming the seminars via our YouTube channel, which will run every other Thursday, 5:30-7:30pm. Presenters will have the option of participating or opting out of live streaming. Please indicate in your proposal if you would be interested in participating in such broadcasts.

Please note that we are unable to provide financial assistance for travel or accommodation to seminar presenters.


Thank you.

The Convenors:

Kelly A. Spring (University of Southern Maine)

Lucy Dow (Gale)

Matt Phillpott (School of Advanced Study)

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