CHORD Conference: - Food and Beverages: Retailing Distribution and Consumption in Historical Perspective 7 & 8 September 2011

Programme for the 7 September 2011


10.00-11.30 Registration and coffee

Parallel sessions - Chair: David Hussey, University of Wolverhampton, UK

Session convenors: Nancy Cox, University of Wolverhampton, UK and Jon Stobart, University of Northampton, UK

The provision of food in the early-modern period

  • Nancy Cox, University of Wolverhampton, UK, ‘Don’t let them starve: food for the poor in the early-modern period’
  • Jon Stobart, University of Northampton, UK, ‘Novelty, luxury and the consumption of groceries in eighteenth-century England’
  • Lucy A. Bailey, University of Northampton, UK, ‘Squire, shopkeeper and staple food: The reciprocal relationship between the village shop and the country house in the early nineteenth century’

Distribution networks

  • Claire Holleran, University of Liverpool, UK, ‘Feeding Ancient Rome’
  • Werner Scheltjens, University of Groningen, Netherlands, ‘The distribution of non-essential foodstuffs via the Dutch Republic, 1595-1795’
  • Richard Yntema, Otterbein University, USA, ‘Brewers, franchising, and capital intensive brewing in the Dutch Golden Age’

Abstracts for parallel sessions 11.30-13.00

13.00-14.00 Lunch

Parallel sessions - Chair: Karin Dannehl, University of Wolverhampton, UK

Session convenor: Deborah Toner, Institute for the Study of the Americas, University of London, UK

Drinking dens? New perspectives on clubs and public houses c. 1600-2000

  • David Hitchcock, University of Warwick, UK, ‘Fraught refuge? Poverty, mobility and alehouses in England in the 17th and 18th centuries’
  • Beat Kümin, University of Warwick, UK, ‘Public houses as socio-cultural assets in the long eighteenth century’
  • Ruth Cherrington, ‘We are not drinking dens! Working men's clubs and the struggle for  respectability, 1862 -1920s’

Introducing novelty and innovation

  • Kristen D. Burton, University of Texas at Arlington, USA, ‘The citie calls for beere:  the introduction of hops and the foundation of industrial brewing in London, 1200-1700’
  • Rosângela Ferreira Leite, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Brazil, ‘The cocoa trade and transformations in taste: Brazil and England, 1808-1821’
  • Phil Lyon, Umeå University, Sweden, and David Kinney, Plymouth College of Art, UK, ‘What’s new? The history of new food products’

Abstracts for parallel sessions 14.00-15.30

15.30-16.00 Coffee

Parallel sessions - Chair: Margaret Ponsonby, University of Wolverhampton, UK

Trade cultures

  • Chris Heal, University of Bristol, UK, ‘Mad with drink: Garnishes and combinations among the felt hatters’
  • Montserrat M. Miller, Marshall University, USA, ‘Gender in the marketplace:  selling food and negotiating personal honor at the commercial nexus of neighbourhoods life in 20th century Barcelona’

Symbolic meanings and consumer preferences

Chair: Ian Mitchell, University of Wolverhampton, UK

  • Wendy Williams, National College of Art and Design, Dublin, Ireland, ‘ “Varieties to appeal to every palate”: themes of adventure, exoticism, celebrity and modernity in biscuit packaging, 1850–1939’
  • Ilias P. Vlachos, Agricultural University of Athens, Greece, ‘The history of food preference and its effect on production and markets: evidence from Greek olive oil’

Abstracts for parallel sessions 16.00-17.00

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For Further Information

please contact

Dr Laura Ugolini
Room MC334
Tel: 01902 321890