A network for those interested in the history of nutrition and related fields. This network is intended for the growing number of scholars, teachers, documentary filmmakers, and museum and library professionals engaged with the history of nutrition in any time period or region.

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Re: Coming 11/16: Diners, Dudes & Diets: How Gender & Power Collide in Food Media & Culture

I'd be interested in checking out this book. There was an important shift in the late 1800s to early 1900s when there was an obsession with gender roles, social norms, and racial identities --- and it all overlapped, such as with the strange phenomenon of neurasthenia.

Re: Coming 11/16: Diners, Dudes & Diets: How Gender & Power Collide in Food Media & Culture

Emily, I am so proud and pleased for you! I knew that Diners, Dudes, and Diets would be fire from the moment Nina Holmes and I accepted your short piece on "brogurt."

I hope that other H-Nutrition subscribers will share with us their triumphs, too, from articles and books to grants and teaching awards. It builds community when we can celebrate with each other.

CFP: Extended deadline (Oct. 15)--Gender & History Special Issue on Food and Sovereignty

Gender & History is an international journal for research and writing on the history of femininity, masculinity and gender relations. This Call for Proposals is aimed at scholars studying any country or region, and any temporal period, including the classical, medieval, early modern, modern and contemporary periods.

This Special Issue will examine the ways that the expansive categories of food, gender and sovereignty have intersected over time, shaped by each other and by specific historical circumstances.

You know how to eat an elephant, but do you know how to feed one?

Did you know that H-Net contains a multitude of resources beyond individual networks, job postings, and calls for papers? For instance, I recently fell down a rabbit hole exploring the posts on Feeding the Elephant, such as this one on the impacts of COVID-19 on scholarly publishing and access to library resources.