2020-2021

17 December 2020 – Scottish food: ferments and sweets

Zoom Meeting: Book Now 17 December 2020, 5.30pm-7pm (UK Time) Julia Skinner, Root: Making Something out of Nothing: Sowans and other ‘Scrappy’ Fermented Foods This talk with discuss the historical use of food scraps in fermented products to guard against hunger. Of course the title ‘something out of nothing’ implies that the scraps are simply that:… Continue reading 17 December 2020 – Scottish food: ferments and sweets

2020-2021

3 December 2020 – ‘The harte and stomack…of England’: Falstaff’s Ambiguous Stomach

Zoom meeting: Book Now 3 December 2020, 5.30pm-7pm (UK) Chloe Fairbanks, University of Oxford: ‘The harte and stomack…of England’: Falstaff’s Ambiguous Stomach  In early modern England a person’s characteristics were believed to be directly related to their diet. Galenic thinking drew clear connections between character and environment, making identity directly dependent upon what one consumed… Continue reading 3 December 2020 – ‘The harte and stomack…of England’: Falstaff’s Ambiguous Stomach

2020-2021

12 November 2020 – Health, the body and food

Zoom meeting: Book Now 12 November 2020, 5.30pm-7pm (UK Time) Mari Takayanagi, UK Parliamentary Archives: The Intoxicating Liquor (Sale to Persons Under 18) Act 1923 Temperance is usually viewed as a Victorian movement, but its ideals lived well into 20th century policy making. Before 1923, a teenager could go into a pub at the age… Continue reading 12 November 2020 – Health, the body and food

2020-2021

29 October 2020 – Processed food and globalisation

Zoom Meeting: Book Now 29 October 2020, 5.30pm-7pm (UK Time) Lindsay Middleton, University of Glasgow and University of Aberdeen: ‘The wonder now is how our ancestors did so well without them’: Tinned Foods and Narratives of Progress, Globalisation and Nationalism in Nineteenth-Century Food Writing My research argues that recipes and food writing are a field… Continue reading 29 October 2020 – Processed food and globalisation

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22 October 2020 – Food, the body and visual culture

Zoom Meeting: Book Now 22 October 2020, 5.30pm-7pm (UK Time) Nancy Siegel, Towson University, MD: Feeding the Body Politic: Culinary Satire in the Reign of George III Queen Charlotte frying sprats, George III toasting muffins or placing a fleet of ships in an oven about to be baked like gingerbread, the Prince of Wales gorging himself… Continue reading 22 October 2020 – Food, the body and visual culture