Thursday, April 19, 2018 12:00 PM
like everything else, has a history. This history offers a valuable lens
through which to see how people in the past demonstrated their taste, status,
religious devotion, and power. Food was a crucial factor in decisions that
changed the course of history, and, in turn, food practices changed
dramatically over the course of time. This talk will survey the history of food
in pre-modern Europe (from ancient Rome to around 1750).
Samantha Herrick is Associate Professor
of History. Her research focuses on medieval Europe, particularly saints’ lives
inaccurately linking European churches to the immediate associates of Jesus.
She traces the ways in which communities used and shared these legends. Her
courses include the history of food, the Crusades, and the legend of Mary
Magdalen. She has held fellowships at the Institute for Advanced Study, SU’s
Humanities Center, and the Institute for Research in the Humanities at the
University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Sponsored by Moynihan Institute Of Global Affairs and Center for European Studies
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