CFP-Understanding Diversity in the 15th and 16th Centuries - Deadline extended

Understanding diversity in the 15th and 16th centuries

20-21 April 2023


What did ‘diversity’ mean five or six hundred years ago? How did 15th and 16th century societies across the world deal with difference? What were the attitudes and beliefs that determined inclusion or non-inclusion? What were the factors that offered or withheld choices to groups and individuals? How did diversity coexist with established power bases or exist within hierarchies?

Event: Eat, Drink and Be Merry? The Politics of Food and Drink: Cookbooks (20 Sept)

The British, Irish and Empire Studies program at the University of Texas at Austin (BIES) announces "Cookbooks," the third session in our virtual speaker series, “Eat, Drink, and Be Merry? The Politics of Food and Drink.” The event will occur Tuesday, September 20, at noon CDT, 6 p.m. GMT. Scholars Amanda Herbert of Durham University and Sarah Lawson Welsh of York St. John University will discuss the ways that cookbooks have revealed fissures in British Empire societies from the early modern period through the twentieth century.

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