Canadian Food History Symposium, 26 October 2013

THE UNIVERSITY OF WINNIPEG

DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY

presents the second annual

CANADIAN FOOD HISTORY SYMPOSIUM

featuring

Dr. Ian Mosby

Department of History, University of Guelph

A nurse takes a blood sample from a boy at the Indian School, Port Alberni BC, in 1948, during the time when nutritional experiments were being conducted on students there and five other residential schools. (SOURCE: The Canadian Press; Library and Archives Canada)

A nurse takes a blood sample from a boy at the Indian School, Port Alberni BC, in 1948, during the time when nutritional experiments were being conducted on students there and five other residential schools. (SOURCE: The Canadian Press; Library and Archives Canada)

Saturday, 26 October 2013

1:00-4:00 PM

2M70 Manitoba Hall

Janis Thiessen, “Hawkins Cheezies: History and Mythology”

Andriy Zayarnyuk, “Space for Food and Culture: Premises of the Soviet Train Station Restaurant, 1944-1980”

Ian Mosby, “Administering Colonial Science: Nutrition Research and Human Experimentation in Northern Manitoba in Historical Context”

Ian Mosby is an historian of food and nutrition, as well as a SSHRC postdoctoral fellow at University of Guelph. He has peer-reviewed publications in Histoire sociale/Social History and in Social History of Medicine, as well as a chapter in Edible Histories, Cultural Politics. The latter is a significant collection recently released by University of Toronto Press and is the first extensive Canadian history of food. In addition, Mosby has published essays in the Globe and Mail and on the SSHRC-funded websites ActiveHistory.ca and WartimeCanada.ca. His work on the history of food and nutrition has also been featured in stories published by media organizations including CBC, CTV, Slate, and Buzzfeed. His first book will be released by UBC Press in spring 2014. Recently, his work received national attention when he brought to light nutritional experiments conducted in Aboriginal communities and residential schools between 1942 and 1952.

Sponsored by the University of Winnipeg Provost and Vice-President (Academic and International), the University of Winnipeg Dean of Arts, and the H. Sanford Riley Centre for Canadian History.

2 thoughts on “Canadian Food History Symposium, 26 October 2013

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