Monday, June 13, 2011

CHORD "Food and Beverages" Conference Website Available

Kitchen Still Life, c. 1650
The Centre for the History of Retailing and Distribution (CHORD) at the University of Wolverhampton is holding a conference on "Food and Beverages: Retailing, Distribution, and Consumption in Historical Perspective," on September 7-8, 2011, at the Telford Campus. The conference website is now available, with program, abstracts of the papers, and information on registration, lodging, and area activities. Session topics include:
The provision of food in the early-modern period
Distribution networks
Drinking dens? New perspectives on clubs and public houses, c. 1600-2000
Introducing novelty and innovation
Trade cultures
Individualism and the state
Family businesses
Food technologies
Gendering the retail and consumption of alcohol in comparative perspective
Symbolic meanings and consumer preferences
Consumption
Foreign cuisine
For additional information, please contact Laura Ugolini at l.ugolini@wlv.ac.uk.