Birkbeck Early Modern Society Student Conference: Feast or Famine in the Early Modern Period

Saturday 21 February 2015

43 Gordon Square, Room B04

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

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 Gascoigne’s 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 Feast and Themes of Famine in a 1573 Woodcut from Munich.

5.00-6.00 Closing response from Becky Tomlin followed by drinks

There is no charge to attend the conference.

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

2 comments on “Birkbeck Early Modern Society Student Conference: Feast or Famine in the Early Modern PeriodAdd yours →

  1. HI

    just tried to resgister for this on 21/2, but reply came back that I am registered for ‘Vice and Virtue’ on 14/2/14. Presumably that just needs updating?


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