Food and Drink Network [2011-2012]

From 2011 to 2012

CRASSH


About

Food and drink are the stuff of life. This is obviously true biologically, in that they provide the nutrients and energy which form and drive the human body. It is also true socially, culturally, economically, politically. We are not only what we consume but also how, where, why, how much and with whom we consume it. Just as food and drink define who we are in all sorts of ways, so our diet, tastes, and habits are the product of the societies in which we live.

As such, food and drink are an aspect of human existence which does not simply benefit from inter-disciplinary study, but demands it, offering unprecedented opportunities for meaningful collaborative work. This is the premise of the Cambridge Food and Drink Network. It enables local scholars and graduates interested in all aspects of the study of food and drink to engage regularly in inter-disciplinary dialogue. It also allows external scholars to come and speak in Cambridge on a regular basis
The programme for 2011-2012 divides into three sections. In Michaelmas 2011 sessions are dedicated to establishing the range of approaches to Food and Drink within Cambridge. After Christmas we invite a mixture of local and external speakers to address two themes in particular. In Lent we're concerned with 'The Politics of Food and Drink'. In Easter we consider 'Questions of Taste'. 

 

Conveners

Conveners

Dr Tim Bayliss-Smith   (Department of Geography) [2012-13]
Dr Manpreet K Janeja (Department of Social Anthropology) [2011-12]
Professor Martin Jones  (Department of Archaeology) [2011-2013]
Professor Roel Sterckx  (Faculty of Asianand Middle Eastern Studies) [2012-13]
Dr Phil Withington (Department of History) [2011-12]
 

Faculty Advisors

Professor Robin Osborne  (Faculty of Classics0 
Dr Melissa Calaresu  (Faculty of History)

Past events

 

Food and Drink
Introductions to Cambridge Food and Drink Studies
04 October 2011, CRASSH
Cambridge Food and Drink Network Members
Intoxication and Sociality:The Symposium in the Ancient Greek World
18 October 2011, CRASSH
Professor Robin Osborne (Classics, University of Cambridge)
Dialogues in Trust: Eating in India, Bangladesh and Britain
01 November 2011, CRASSH
Dr Manpreet Janeja (Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge)
Routes to Food Consumption in Deep History
15 November 2011, CRASSH
Professor Martin Jones (Archaeology, University of Cambridge)
History, Food and Drink
29 November 2011, CRASSH
Dr Phil Withington and Dr Lizzie Collingham (History, University of Cambridge)
Explosive Politics: Spice and Power in Thai Food
19 January 2012, CRASSH
Professor Michael Herzfeld (Social Anthropology, Harvard University). NB: The group meets on a different date and time
Poverty, Hunger and Food Insecurity in Somalia
23 January 2012, CRASSH
Dr Zoltan Tiba (FAO, Nairobi). NB: The group meets on a different date and time
Brimmers and Boozers: Materialities, Identities, and the Politics of Drinking in Early Modern England
07 February 2012, CRASSH
Angela McShane (History of Design, Royal College of Art/V&A Museum). Discussant: Dr David Hancock (History, Michigan University) NB: The group meets on a different date and time
Luxury Dining in the Former DDR
07 March 2012, CRASSH, Seminar room SG2*
Professor Paul Freedman (History, Yale University). NB: The group meets on a different date and time
The Asymmetrical Politics of Loving and Hating an Other's Food
13 March 2012, CRASSH
Professor Richard Wilk (Social Anthropology, Indiana University)
CANCELLED Food and Drink Network
24 April 2012, CRASSH
Part of the Cambridge Food and Drink Network series.
A Matter of Taste: The Physiology of Gustation and the Logic of Premodern Cuisine
08 May 2012, CRASSH, Seminar room SG2, Ground floor
Prof Ken Albala (History, University of the Pacific )
Aftertastes: Eating and Re-Thinking Post-War French Fiction and Film
22 May 2012, CRASSH, Seminar room SG2, Ground floor
Dr Ruth Cruickshank (Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Royal Holloway, University of London)
Food and Drink Network-Postponed
07 June 2012, CRASSH, Seminar room SG2, Ground floor
Postponed
Food and Drink -Seminars Postponed (Lent T)
24 October 2012, CRASSH, Seminar room SG2, Ground floor
Food and Drink -Seminars Postponed (Lent T)
07 November 2012, CRASSH, Seminar room SG2, Ground floor
Food and Drink -Seminars Postponed (Lent T)
21 November 2012, CRASSH, Seminar room SG2, Ground floor