The 82nd Anglo-American conference of historians starts today. This is a busy time for the IHR, the culmination of all of this year’s events rolled into a three day conference. This year the topic is food and I therefore feel that it right that I should be writing this blog post with a bag of crisps by my side. There are a few constants in human history and eating is one of them. This conference looks at food in terms of famine and feast, riots, cookery books and programmes, diets, religion, politics, and much more besides.
If you are unable to attend this conference but are interested in it, then the IHR can offer you various online resources, which are listed below.
Food in History website and blog – here you will find the conference programme and blog entries about food in history.
Reviews in History – as per usual the IHR will be providing book reviews on the theme of the conference.
Podcasts – From tomorrow (Friday 12 July 2013) History SPOT will be host to podcasts from the plenary talks of the conference.