Food History Seminar Series at the IHR

A new seminar series has recently launched over at the IHR that may also be of interest to those interested in animal history:

Food History, Thursday 17:30pm. Wolfson Room NB01, Basement, IHR, North block, Senate House.

4 October
17:30 ‘This Little Piggy Went to Market…’ A History of Danish Pigs: Food, Farming, Markets and culture
Mary Hilson (Aarhus University)

18 October
17:30 “Oranges, Zionism, and a Barren Land: The Representation of Palestinian Agriculture in the British Media Before the Mandate”
Anne Caldwell (Kent)

1 November
17:30 Gendered Food Politics in the New Orleans Civil Rights Movement & “A very savoury and substantial repast”? Dining experiences at nineteenth-century soup kitchens
Jacqueline Castledine (University of Massachusetts, Amherst ), Philip Carstairs (Leicester)

15 November
17:30 W.O. Atwater and the Minimum Diet for Democracy
Molly Laas (University of Goettingen Medical School)

The series is convened by: Kelly Spring (University of Southern Maine), Elspeth Dow (National Maritime Museum), Katherine Harvey (Birkbeck), Matt Phillpott (School of Advanced Study).

Published by animalhistorygroup

The Animal History Group is a research network open to all postgraduates, academics, museum workers and other professionals whose work engages with animals within history. We foster connections between those active in this field within the London area and beyond, with the goal of inspiring, creating and developing new knowledge about the place of animals within history. You can follow us on Twitter at @AnimalHistories or email us at

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