Conference: Feast or Famine in the Early Modern Period

Birkbeck Early Modern Society Student Conference, Saturday 21 February 2015: Feast or Famine in the Early Modern Period

Please find the programme for our Spring conference below.

If you wish to attend the conference then please complete the registration form on the link here

We look forward to welcoming you to Birkbeck for what promises to be a very stimulating day. There is no charge for the conference.

Best wishes

Dr Laura Jacobs


1.00-1.30 Registration; welcome from Becky Tomlin, President, Birkbeck Early Modern Society

1.30-3.00 Panel 1: Daily Bread

a. Dr Steve Cornish, Birkbeck Alumnus, Nutritional Status and the Built Environment.

 b. Zoe Hudson, PhD Candidate (2nd year) Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, The University of Kent, 16th Century Dining At Home, At Work and In Prison: The Everyday Life of Richard Stonley.

c. Hannah Worthen, PhD Student (Collaborative Doctoral Partnership) The University of Leicester & The National Archives, Narratives of Famine in the petitions of Royalist and Parliamentarian Civil War Widows

3.00-3.30 Tea and cakes

3.30-5.00 Panel 2: Feast and famine, Excess

a. Louise Stewart, PhD candidate in Art History, University of Nottingham, The meanings of the sweet banquet in early modern England,

 b. Nicole Mennell, Doctoral Candidate in Early Modern English Literature, University of Sussex, Who sees a Beast vse beastly Gluttonie?: George Gascoignes The Noble Arte of Venerie or Hunting and the Voice of the Dish.

 c. Fred Carnegy, MA Early Modern Studies, University College London, ‘Famine, Cannibalism and Pestilence at Reuss and Littau’ – The Depiction of a Cannibal Feat and Themes of Famine in a 1573 Woodcut from Munich.

5.00-6.00 Closing response from Becky Tomlin followed by drinks

Unless otherwise specified the charge for each event is: members free (membership £7), non-members £4, donations welcome.

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