Get a taste for the project
FoodCult is the first major project to establish both the
fundamentals of everyday diet, and the cultural ‘meaning’
of food and drink, in early modern Ireland.
The recipe for our research
FoodCult comprises seven interdisciplinary
work packages that explore various aspects
of food production and consumption.
Welcome to FoodCult, a five-year project funded by the European Research Council. This project brings together history, archaeology, science and information technology to explore the diet and foodways of diverse communities in early modern Ireland. It will serve as a model for future comparative and interdisciplinary work in the field of historical food studies.
Food for thought . . .
“Food is more than itself… it is identity, and culture, and history. It is the most important matter in our lives… it is transcendent.”
FoodCult is hosted by the School of Histories and Humanities at Trinity College Dublin in partnership with the ADAPT Research Centre. The project also benefits from collaboration with experts at partner institutions including: University College Dublin, IT Sligo, Durham University, University of Bristol and Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.