Tasteful Offerings at the IHR, 2007-2008

Society, Culture and Belief, 1400-1800

The programme for the academic year 2007-08 continues SBCs series on The Senses, with the theme:


Convenors: Laura Gowing (KCL), Michael Hunter (Birkbeck), Miri Rubin (Queen Mary), Adam Sutcliffe (KCL).

Seminars will take place in the Ecclesiastical History Room at the Institute of Historical Research on the following Thursdays at 5.30 p.m. All are welcome!

8 November 2007: Dr Mark Jenner (University of York)
A seventeenth-century physician tastes his world: Sir Floyer’s senses

6 December 2007:Dr David Gentilcore (University of Leicester)
Taste and the tomato in Italy

17 January 2008: Dr Beat Kumin (University of Warwick)
Tavern fare: food, drink and consumer taste in early modern public houses

31 January 2008: Professor Miri Rubin & Professor Peter Marshall(University of Warwick)
Tasting God’s body

28 February 2008: Dr James Shaw (University of Sheffield)
The taste for sweetness: the consumption of confectionery in Renaissance Florence

13 March 2008: Professor Paul Freedman (Yale University)
Infatuation and anxiety: the taste for spices?