'Waste Not, Want Not, Food and Thrift from Early Modernity to the Present', 12-13 Sept, University of Cambridge, booking now open

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Type: 
Conference
Date: 
September 12, 2019
Location: 
United Kingdom
Subject Fields: 
Early Modern History and Period Studies, Environmental History / Studies, History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, Modern European History / Studies, Social History / Studies

The Cambridge Body and Food Histories group is delighted to announce that subsidised tickets are now available for its second annual interdisciplinary conference: 

'WASTE NOT WANT NOT: FOOD AND THRIFT FROM EARLY MODERNITY TO THE PRESENT'. 

THURSDAY 12TH & FRIDAY 13TH SEPTEMBER 2019. ENGLISH FACULTY, UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE.

Keynote addresses will be delivered by Dr Amanda Herbert (Folger Institute, Washington), and Dr Simon Werrett (UCL). The full programme can be viewed: here

Tickets for both days (including tea/coffee, lunch, and the wine reception) are just £10 and can be purchased online via this: link!

This day-and-a-half conference will bring together academics and professionals from the interdisciplinary field of food studies and food sustainability research to reflect on attitudes towards food preservation and food waste from early modernity to the present. The title reflects an ongoing historiographical effort to better understand consuming behaviours through time. Topics include food preservation, food rationing, the management of food waste or efforts to reduce it, as well as its moral, religious, and political implications. The programme is also designed to open up a dialogue between scholars of the past and policy makers, and will serve as a platform for the discussion of more sustainable food practices in the present and future.

Contact Info: 

Please email the conference co-organiser Philippa Carter at pgbc2@cam.ac.uk, or email our dedicated conference account: foodandthrift@yahoo.com 

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