Beyond Cooking: Global Histories of Food-Making and Gender across the Early Modern World

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Date / time
26 May - 27 May, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Location
Alison Richard Building, University of Cambridge


Beyond Cooking: Global Histories of Food-Making and Gender across the Early Modern World

 

This conference aims to reflect on the gender dimension of food and cooking in the crucial period of the early globalisation. It looks closely at the ‘making process’, as a highly gendered and embodied experience and as a form of production and transmission of knowledge, skills and social identities. By bringing into dialogue diverse geographies and approaches, the conference explores a wide range of food-related activities which have been rarely studied together, including brewing, cheese-making, pastry-making and sausage-making.

For more information and to register, please visit: https://www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/29831/

The event is kindly sponsored by the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities and the Trevelyan Fund, and is part of the H2020 MSCA GA SWEET project n. 891543.


Image details: Vincenzo Campi, ‘The Kitchen’ (1590 – 1) ©Pinacoteca di Brera, Milano