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A Global History of Food (HI2A7): Timetable

Term

Week

Lecture and Seminar Topic

Autumn Term 1

No formal classes: please collect a small flowerpot and seed from room H327.

2

Introduction: Food as a Total Social Fact

Practical Exercise: Windowsill Horticulture

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3

A Brief History of Agriculture

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4

Colonialism, Improvement and the Columbian Exchange

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5

Famine, Entitlement and Inequality

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6

Reading Week (no lecture or seminar):

Begin thinking about your long essay by reading THIS

7

Industrial Food and Imperialism

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8

Vegetarianism

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9

The Cookbook as Document

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10

Authenticity, Tradition and Nationalism

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Also consider attending Cuckoo at the Arts Centre on 8 and 9 December.

It is a play about modern Korea told through a rice cooker. It should be very relevant for the topic we will cover in week 2 of next term.

Winter Vacation
Spring Term 1

Calories, Vitamins and Nutritional Science

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2

Cooking at Home: Technologies

Practical Exercise: Object Biographies

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3

Developmentalism, Green Revolutions, and GMOs

(guest lecture by Professor Ben Richardson, PAIS)

4

Religion

5

Feeding Cities: Markets, Supermarkets, and Urban Gardens

6 Reading Week (no lecture or seminar)
7

Neoliberalism, Food Security and Food Sovereignty

(guest lecture by Dr Marta Guerriero, Global Sustainable Development)

8

Dieting, Discipline and Fat as a Feminist Issue

9 The Art of Food

PLEASE NOTE: This session has been cancelled, following the vote and the 'Food and the Environment' session will instead be held in week 9.

10

Food and the Environment

PLEASE NOTE: following the vote, the 'Food and the Environment' session will instead be held in week 9.

Week 10 will be on 'Food and War'

Easter Vacation
Summer Term

1

2

Food and War

PLEASE NOTE: following the vote, the 'Food and War' session will be held in week 10 of term 2

Week 1 of term 3 will be on 'Orthorexia'


Orthorexia

PLEASE NOTE: following the vote, the 'Orthorexia' session will be held in week 1 of term 3

Week 2of term 3 will be a revision session

3

Revision Session

PLEASE NOTE: there will be no session in week 3 of term 2, as we voted to end in week 2 (with a revision session).