Food History at the University of Winnipeg

In fall, I’ll be teaching a new 3rd year course on the History of Food at the University of Winnipeg.

Canada Food Board poster, 1918. (SOURCE: Library and Archives Canada, MIKAN no. 3635512)
Canada Food Board poster, 1918. (SOURCE: Library and Archives Canada, MIKAN no. 3635512)

Topics include:

* domestication of plants and animals
* the spice trade
* the Columbian exchange
* transportation
* sugar and plantation slavery
* cooking
* dining
* food processing
* food advertising
* “ethnic” food
* migrant agricultural labour
* coffee
* alcohol
* snack food
* scarcity
* abundance

Montreal roadhouse, 1951. (SOURCE: Library and Archives Canada, MIKAN no. 3615424)
Montreal roadhouse, 1951. (SOURCE: Library and Archives Canada, MIKAN no. 3615424)

Students will present their original research (with an oral history component) at the third annual Canadian Food History Symposium, after workshopping their drafts in class. And hopefully we’ll have the opportunity to do some food history-related field trips!

Interested? See this promotional HIST-3007 poster and contact the University of Winnipeg to register.

 

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