This event spans multiple dates:
4 Feb 202212:00OnlineBook Now
11 Mar 202217:00OnlineBook Now
25 Mar 202211:00POSTPONED due to UCU industrial action
29 Apr 202217:00OnlineBook Now
13 May 202211:00OnlineBook Now

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Convenors

  • Melissa Calaresu
  • Marta Manzanares Mileo

Summary

The emerging field of global food history has recently opened new insights into the ways in which foodstuffs have been introduced, transformed or contested within different climates, societies and cultures. Through their journey across the globe, foodstuffs and their forms of production and consumption have been charged with social meanings related to race, class and gender. While food consumption has called the attention of most scholarship, food processing techniques, such as preserving, distillation, brewing or cheese making, have been often neglected by early modern historians.

This seminars series explores cross-cultural histories of food and drink production and transformation across the early modern world with a gender perspective. From the kitchens of the Caribbean, crossing the Atlantic to Cape Town and East Asia, these seminars invite us on a long-distance journey to examine particular food processing techniques and their social implications. In particular, these sessions aim to uncover the central role of women in the circulation of culinary knowledge, local practices and global food commodities in different regions.

Each session brings together international historians, ethnographers, anthropologists and sociologists to reflect on the gendered aspects of food production while addressing broader issues about power relations, identities and subjectivities in a globalising era. Overall, the interdisciplinary nature of these events aims to move the field forward across geographies, historical periods and disciplines.

Supported by:

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement 891543


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Programme

Friday 4 February,
12:00 - 13:30

Chair: Jakob Klein (SOAS, University of London)

Miranda Brown (University of Michigan)
‘A Taste from the north: Dairy in the Yangzi Delta from Song to Ming, ca. 13th-16th centuries’

Veronica Mak Sau-wa (Hong Kong Shue Yan University)
‘The brain and the body: Marketing formula milk and the gendered moral grammar of self-identity’

 

Friday 11 March,
17:00 - 18:30

Chair: Jessica Blake (Austin Peay State University)

Jessica Marie Johnson (Johns Hopkins University)
‘Roots, routes, and resistance: histories of slavery and soil’

Elizabeth Pérez (UC Santa Barbara)
‘Sacred sustenance in black Atlantic religions: the contemporary case of Afro-Cuban lucumí’

 

Friday 29 April,
17:00 - 18:30

Chair: Jeffrey M. Pilcher (University of Toronto)

Hyunhee Park (City University of New York)
‘Soju recipes in the first East Asian cookbook (1670) written by a female author’

Eric C. Rath (University of Kansas)
‘Sake’s lost women: Gender and brewing in premodern Japan’

 

Friday 13 May,
11:00 - 12:30

Chair: Cecilia Leong-Salobir (University of Western Australia)

Kathleen Burke (University of Toronto)
‘Contestations over gendered labour in Dutch colonial kitchens’

Stephanie Mawson (University of Cambridge)
‘Betelnut and love magic in early colonial Manila’

 

Seminar recordings

Seminar, 4 February 2022

Chair: Jakob Klein (SOAS, University of London)

Miranda Brown (University of Michigan)
‘A Taste from the north: Dairy in the Yangzi Delta from Song to Ming, ca. 13th-16th centuries’

Veronica Mak Sau-wa (Hong Kong Shue Yan University)
‘The brain and the body: Marketing formula milk and the gendered moral grammar of self-identity’

 

Seminar, 29 April 2022

Chair: Jeffrey M. Pilcher (University of Toronto)

Hyunhee Park (City University of New York)
‘Soju recipes in the first East Asian cookbook (1670) written by a female author’

Eric C. Rath (University of Kansas)
‘Sake’s lost women: Gender and brewing in premodern Japan’

 

Seminar, 13 May 2022

Chair: Cecilia Leong-Salobir (University of Western Australia)

Kathleen Burke (University of Toronto)
‘Contestations over gendered labour in Dutch colonial kitchens’

Stephanie Mawson (University of Cambridge)
‘Betelnut and love magic in early colonial Manila’

 

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