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A Global History of Food (HI2A7): Timetable

Term

Week

Lecture and Seminar Topic

Autumn Term
1

Introduction: Food as a Total Social Fact

lecture powerpoint

2

A Brief History of Agriculture

lecture powerpoint-week 2

Practical Exercise: Windowsill Horticulture

3

Colonialism, Improvement and Economic Botany

lecture powerpoint-week 3

4

Famine, Entitlement and Inequality

lecture powerpint-week 4

5

Industrial Food and Imperialism

lecture powerpoint-week 5

6

Reading Week (no lecture or seminar):

Begin thinking about your long essay by reading THIS

7

Vegetarianism

lecture powerpoint-week 7

8

The Cookbook as Document

lecture powerpoint-week 8

9

Authenticity, Tradition and Nationalism

lecture powerpoint-week 9

10

Restaurants

Field Trip and Guest Speaker: Adam Bennett, head chef of The Cross ( Kenilworth)

The week 10 session will therefore discuss essay writing techniques. There will therefore be NO SEMINARS this week.

Winter Vacation
Spring Term
1

Calories, Vitamins and Nutritional Science

lecture powerpoint-week 1, term 2

2

Cooking at Home: Technologies

lecture powerpoint-week 2, term 2

Practical Exercise: Object Biographies

3

Developmentalism, Green Revolutions, and GMOs

Guest Lecture: Marta Guerriero (Global Sustainable Development)

lecture powerpoint--week 3, term 2

4

Religion

lecture powerpoint-week 4, term 2

Joe Regenstein's powerpoint

5

Feeding Cities: Markets, Supermarkets, and Urban Gardens

Guest Lecture: Carolyn Steel

6 Reading Week (no lecture or seminar)
7

Neoliberalism, Food Security and Food Sovereignty

Guest Lecture: Ben Richardson (PAIS)

Ben Richardson's powerpoint

8

Dieting, Discipline and Fat as a Feminist Issue

lecture powerpoint--week 8, term 2

9 The Art of Food

PLEASE NOTE that the lecture will consist of a visit to Mead Gallery in the Arts Centre.

10

Food and the Environment

lecture powerpoint--week 10, term 2

Easter Vacation
Summer Term

1

2

NO SEMINAR


Orthorexia

lecture powerpoint--week 2, term 3

3 Revision Session