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Food and Drink History Reading Group

Welcome to Food History Reading Group. This reading group is convened by postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers in the History Department at the University of Warwick. We aim to provide a friendly and inspiring environment to discuss different themes and approaches to food history, and welcome students and scholars from different disciplines to join in our discussion.

Sessions are held once a month at term times. During each session, one group member will convene the session and lead the discussion. Each meeting will be on a different topic, and please do feel free to only join us for the discussions that interest you!

We look forward to seeing you in our next session. Please email this address if you would like to join us and to access the readings: or contact Serin Quinn. Thank you!

The reading group has reconvened for the academic year 2023/24!

Next session: Wednesday the 15th of November, at 11-12, in FAB4.80.

Other food history events at Warwick:

Writing the History of Consumption / Writing the History of Food: New Work in the History of Food and Consumption (Especially in Latin America)

Monday 13 November 2023
2.00-4.00. FAB 2.25
ALL WELCOME - contact Rebecca Earle ( to register interest.

To see our past events and discussions, please look here. You can also find the programme for our 2021 Conference here.

Credit to Jack Baker@jackhughbaker

Floating grocery

'Floating grocery' ca.1800-1820
/V&A collections

'Morning Coffee' 1739

François Boucher/ Musée du Louvre

Food shop in India. ca.1870s

Kindly supported by Warwick Food GRP