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.

Recent Content

Introducing "Figures," an H-Nutrition essay series

The 2019 H-Nutrition short-essay series is organized around "Figures," interpreted loosely to mean illustrations, charts, and human actors. The six contributions that will be published over the next three weeks look at the politics of food advertising for "Brogurt" and Ovaltine; cross time and space from nineteenth-century Crimea to twentieth-century China to the twenty-first-century United States; and contemplate the idealized figure of the virtuous mother and the economical housewife. Please read, comment, and share widely.

"History Matters" in the Journal of the Medical Library Association (JMLA)

Dear H-Nutrition subscribers, the following call for short pieces is certain to interest anyone who wants to write for librarians and similar scholars about the stakes of their historical work. "History is not what you thought. It is what you can remember. All other history defeats itself.” Why do we remember? What is an archive and its worth in the digital age?                                        ~kae


Folger Before 'Farm to Table' project offers graduate workshop in December

The Folger Institute’s Mellon-funded Before ‘Farm to Table’: Early Modern Foodways and Cultures project is pleased to offer graduate students funding to attend a workshop at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC in December 2019. 

Please circulate this call for applications widely to graduate students with research interests in food and food studies: