2019 Food History Seminars

This semester, History 3000 (Rural History) is a “food-focused edition,”  and the class has agreed to make all seminars open to the public. We invite members of our wider community to join us in learning about the history of food in rural contexts, food and foodways of Canada, and related aspects of the Indigenous, settler, immigrant, agricultural, rural, and culinary past. We are delighted to be welcoming  as well some guest speakers/seminar facilitators a little later in the series.

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Training & Professional Development

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Location

All Seminars are in 25 Banting Building (at the Dal-AC in Bible Hill-Truro), from 1:05-2:05 pm.

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Additional Information

Each seminar centres on a chapter  (or chapters) of the course's main text, Edible Histories, Cultural Politics:  Towards a Canadian Food History (U of Toronto Press, 2012), edited by Franca Iacovetta, Valerie J. Korinek, and Marlene Epp. Refreshments are typically served.


Tuesday, February 26th: “Gefilte Fish and Roast Duck with Orange Slices:  A Treasure for My Daughter and the Creation of a Jewish Cultural Orthodoxy in Postwar Montreal” (article by Andrea Eidinger; seminar by Deborah Stiles, with special guest Joyce Betty Barak)

Thursday, February 28th: “John Bull and Sons: The Empire Marketing Board and the Creation of a British Imperial Food System” (article by James Murton; seminar by Deborah Stiles)


Tuesday, March 5th: “Spreading Controversy:  The Story of Margarine in Quebec” (article by Nathalie Cooke; seminar by Deborah Stiles)

Tuesday, March 12th: Less Inefficiency, More Milk: The Politics of Food and the Culture of the English-Canadian University, 1900-1950” (article by Catherine Gidney; seminar by Deborah Stiles)

Tuesday, March 19th:  “The Granola High:  Eating Differently in the Late 1960s and 1970s” (article by Catherine Carstairs; seminar by Evelyn Pocock)


Thursday, March 21st: “Canada's Food Guide: Historical and Systems Perspectives” (articles by Caroline Durand, Cheryl Krasnick Warshand Ian Mosby; seminar by Kathleen Kevany)

Tuesday, April 2nd:  “Coming Out as a Vegetarian in the Prairies” (article by Valerie Korinek; conversational seminar by Joy Galloway-Jones, Keltie Jones, Valerie Korinek [time permitting!] and Deborah Stiles)


Thursday, April 4th: 
Krista Walters' look at “'A National Priority':  Nutrition Canada's Survey and the Disciplining of Aboriginal Bodies, 1964-1975.” (article by Krista Walters; seminar by Deborah Stiles)

Contact

For more information, contact Professor Stiles at  Deborah.Stiles@dal.ca or 902-893-6705.