On 2nd and 3rd of December 2019, FoodCult joined the Shape-ID team at the Long Room Hub, TCD. Shape ID is an EU-funded project addressing the challenge of improving inter-and transdisciplinary cooperation between the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (AHSS) and other Sciences. Susan was delighted to share the approaches and methods of the FoodCult project, as a model for History/Humanities led interdisciplinary research.
On the 5th and 6th of September, Susan brought the FoodCult Project to Northern Ireland, contributing to a collaborative cross-border reading event hosted by Lady Dufferin at the Clandeboye Estate. The event, organised by Prof Jane Ohlmeyer, in collaboration with the Aspects Literary Festival, brought together academics from the History and English departments at Trinity College Dublin and Queens University Belfast to explore the theme ‘Food for Thought’ from an interdisciplinary perspective. Susan spoke at a public lecture on the ‘History of What we Eat and Drink’. The talk explored continuity and change in diet and food-ways through time, and challenged the audience to confront a range of dietary myths and misconceptions.
We are currently seeking a Research Fellow in ‘Knowledge Extraction for Digital Humanities’ to join our exciting project. The successful candidate will be based at the ADAPT Centre at Trinity College Dublin and will be responsible for investigating new approaches to the automated extraction of knowledge from various historical and archaeological sources for early modern diet.
Susan introduced the FoodCult project at The West Cork History Festival.