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Webinar - Food and Drink Cultures Through the Ages

Food and drink cultures

‘Food and Drink Cultures Through the Ages’

Panel discussion with

Susan Flavin, Allen J. Grieco and Peter Scholliers

Tuesday, 23rd March - 16:00 - 17:30, MS Teams. Please register below and you will receive a link by email prior to the event to join

What are the continuities and changes of food and drink production, distribution and consumption since the Middle Ages? How can we find out about the ever-evolving attitudes, tastes and fashions of people in the past? When did processes like urbanization, industrialization and globalization start to affect everyday diets? Where are food and drink studies today & how can interdisciplinary approaches advance them further? These are some of the issues to be addressed in a panel discussion involving three leading voices with complementary chronological and thematic expertise.
Susan Flavin Allen Grieco Peter Scholliers

Susan Flavin is an Associate Professor in History at Trinity College, Dublin, working on consumption and material culture in the British Isles c. 1550-1650. She is Principal Investigator of the ERC-funded FoodCult Project which explores food consumption and culture in Ireland using interdisciplinary methods. Her publications include Consumption and Culture in Sixteenth-Century Ireland: Saffron, Stockings and Silk (Boydell, 2014) and ‘Domestic Materiality in Ireland, 1550-1730’ in The Cambridge History of Ireland (CUP, 2018).

Allen J. Grieco is Senior Research Associate Emeritus at Villa I Tatti, Florence. He has published extensively on the cultural history of food in Italy (14th to the 16th centuries) and is co-editor in chief of Food & History. His most recent publication is Food, Social Politics and the Order of the World in Renaissance Italy (Harvard University Press, 2019).

Peter Scholliers is Emeritus Professor of History at Vrije Universiteit, Brussel. He studies the history of food in Europe since the late 18th century, with particular interest in methods, sources and approaches. Relevant to this webinar is Writing Food History. A Global Perspective (co-edited with Kiry Claflin; Berg, 2012).

The discussion will be moderated by Beat Kümin, Professor of Early Modern European History and GRP thematic lead for ‘Food Cultures’ at the University of Warwick.

Banner: extract from Willem Claesz. Heda, ‘Still Life with a Gilt Cup’ (1635). Rijksmuseum Amsterdam.

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