Brussels Institute of Advanced Studies Workshop: Keynote

On 17th April 2023 Susan presented a keynote lecture at a BrIAS Workshop on
‘Dietary Dilemmas: Influences on Consumer ‘Choice’ in Preindustrial Societies’.  The workshop was organised by Prof. Dr. Beat Kümin & Prof. Dr. ir. Frits Heinrich as part of a collaboration between Department of History & Food GRP, University of Warwick and the Brussels Institute of Advanced Studies. The paper focused on food and religion in early modern modern Ireland and presented findings from across the workpackages, exploring the significance of religious ideas and practices on consumption and social interaction in early modern Ireland.

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2023-07-07T14:01:12+00:0018 April 2023|Conferences and talks, News, Results|

FoodCult Media Engagement

There has been a tremendous media response to the FoodCult brewing project in the past few weeks. The research has been covered by The Times newspaper, BBC Radio 4 and also by  Jane Garvey and Fi Glover on their Times Radio show. There have also been multiple blog posts, including one by renowned beer writer Jeff Alworth, author of The Beer Bible

Read The Times piece by Rhys Blakely

Read the Blog post by Jeff Alworth

2023-04-10T14:15:25+00:0010 April 2023|Media, News, Podcasts|

New Open Access Publication!

Delighted to announce a new open-access paper “Unearthing a new food culture: fruits in early modern Ireland” by FoodCult team members Meriel McClatchie, Susan Flavin and Ellen O’Carroll. This is in Cooking with Plants in Ancient Europe and Beyond, edited by Soultana Maria Valamoti, Anastasia Dimoula and Maria Ntinou and published by Sidestone Press. We were delighted to collaborate with the ERC PlantCult Project on this.

Read the paper here

2023-02-01T12:14:11+00:001 February 2023|News|

Ales Through the Ages

Marc Meltonville, FoodCult’s ‘Brewer in Chief’, will present a paper featuring our recent research at the ‘Ale Through the Ages’ Conference at Williamsburg VA. The paper, ‘Beer & Roses, building a Tudor brewery’ reflects on the process of recreating historic beers and the challenges of authenticity. The conference runs from 11-13th November.

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2022-11-10T15:15:06+00:0010 November 2022|Conferences and talks, Events, News|

Tracing, Shaping and Reshaping Culinary Heritage September 5-6 2022

On 6th September, Meriel and the FoodCult team will present a paper at the Tracing, Shaping and Reshaping Culinary Heritage Conference in Oslo. The conference is hosted by the FOODIMPACT research project at the Museum of Cultural History in Oslo and FoodLessons at OsloMet. The paper will present preliminary results from the Mapping Diet, Isotopes and Organic Residue Analysis work-packages.

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2022-08-30T17:07:07+00:0030 August 2022|News|

New Article

Delighted to announce the publication of a new open access article in The Historical Journal. The article, which is based on the forensic analysis of household accounts from Dublin Castle transcribed as part of the Food Microhistories work-package, explores the role of food and drink in the demonstration and negotiation of power in Ireland.

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2022-08-30T16:55:41+00:0030 August 2022|News, Publications|