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Webinar – Food and Drink Cultures Through the Ages

On Tuesday March 23rd 2021, Susan will join food historians Allen J Grieco and Peter Scholliers in a panel discussion on ‘Food and Drink Cultures Through the Ages’. 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.

Join the webinar here

 

2021-02-26T16:53:42+00:0026 February 2021|Conferences and talks, Events|

New Publication in the European Journal of Food, Drink and Society

We are delighted to announce the publication of an article on the project’s aims and methods in the first issue of the new European Journal of Food, Drink and Society. Congratulations to Michelle Share, Máirtín Mac Con Iomaire and Dorothy Cashman on a wonderful initiative, and the team looks forward to making further contributions to the journal in the future.

Read the article here

2021-02-26T16:43:01+00:0026 February 2021|News, Publications|

FoodCult at The Royal Society of Antiquities of Ireland

On January 8th, Dr Meriel McClatchie will discuss ‘Investigating ancient foodways through environmental archaeology’ with The Royal Society of Antiquities of Ireland. Meriel’s paper will feature some interesting new findings in relation to fruit consumption in early modern Ireland, as revealed by the FoodCult database. It will also explore the benefits of interdisciplinary research for historians and archaeologists.

•Join and register here

2021-01-27T16:16:21+00:0027 January 2021|Conferences and talks, Events, News|

New Appointment

We are delighted to announce that Dr Charlie Taverner has joined the FoodCult team. Charlie is a social historian of early modern Europe, with expertise in food and cities. He completed his PhD at Birkbeck, University of London, and held the Economic History Society’s Anniversary Fellowship at the Institute of Historical Research until 2021. Charlie will work specifically on Workpackage 1: Food Microhistories, exploring diet through household accounts. He brings a wealth of expertise and energy to the project and we are delighted to welcome him onboard.

 

2021-01-21T11:08:17+00:0021 January 2021|News|

New Job

We are seeking an Historian to join our research team. The successful candidate will work primarily on the Food Microhistories study, but will also contribute to other areas of the project. This exciting job will commence in mid-January 2021 for a duration of 30 months.

Find out more and apply

 

 

2020-08-26T10:29:55+00:0026 August 2020|News|

Brewing Experiment at the Weald and Downland Museum

On the 6th and 7th of March 2020, the team undertook a test brewing at the Weald and Downland Museum. The museum is collaborating with the project and will host the official experiment in October 2020. The weekend was an opportunity for our brewer, Marc Meltonville, to test drive the brewing equipment which has been recreated by artisan coopers and coppersmiths to sixteenth-century specifications. We are now busily preparing for October, the experiment will be repeated using heritage grains, malted and milled using early modern methods. The entire experiment will be filmed by StoryLab at Anglia Ruskin University, under the direction of Dr Shreepali Patel. The StoryLab film will allow us to share our methods and results with the public.

Learn more about the Weald and Downland Museum

Meet our brewer

Learn more about StoryLab at Anglia Ruskin

Learn more about the Destilarias Eau.de.Vie, the producers of our copperwork

Learn more about traditional malting

2020-03-29T18:24:52+00:0029 March 2020|Events, News|

FoodCult at UCD Research Day

On the 13th of December, Ellen presented her work on the ‘Mapping Diet’ database at the UCD School of Archaeology Research Day. The research day showcased the school’s diverse range of projects and was an opportunity for Ellen to share her experience of working on the project and to discuss the challenges and possibilities of working with a diverse and complex range of early modern archaeological data.

 

2019-12-16T14:39:00+00:0016 December 2019|Conferences and talks, News|