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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FOOD Words and STORIES - 1st issue of MERIDIAN CRITIC, 2017

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For the literary among us, the Romanian academic journal Meridian Critic is looking for submissions on food, broadly construed, which I take to include nutrition. Let us know if you get a piece accepted so we can circulate it on the network. Submission deadline April 15.   ~Kristen

 

Call for Papers 2017 Amsterdam Symposium on the History of Food

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Nutritionists have long bemoaned that consumers would rather shop for taste than for nutrition, and some blame the evolution of human cravings for tastes like "sweet" and "salty" for our current health woes (::cough:: obesity epidemic). Surely historians of nutrition have much to add to this conference on taste, taking place in Amsterdam in November 2017. Abstracts due March 5.

 

CFP - Nostalgia & Consumer Culture in the 20th Century; SSHA 2017

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Modernists may be interested in this CPF for the Social Science History Association on Nostalgia and Consumer Culture in the Twentieth Century; abstract deadline is February 15. Is anyone else nostalgic for the Food Pyramid? Margarine in little tubs? Cod liver oil?   ~Kristen

 

How Can H-Nutrition Help?

H-Nutrition now has more than 80 subscribers, and we'd like to know how we can make the network useful for you!

As many of you already know, we've started a Zotero library of resources on the history of nutrition, which you can access here: https://www.zotero.org/groups/h-nutrition/items. Please post suggested additions--self-promotion encouraged!--and we will add them to the library. We can include not only books and articles, but also films, websites, and other resources for historians of nutrition.

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