SSHRC-funded research project is the Manitoba Food History Project. I’m honoured that the Oral History Centre‘s Kimberley Moore and Kent Davies are collaborators on this research. The project’s two key research questions are:
How has food been produced, sold, and consumed in Manitoba?”
How has this changed over time?”
Interested in learning more? Check out the project’s website,
manitobafoodhistory.ca, where you’ll find the Food History Truck, upcoming events, and “The Pantry” (which holds Story Maps and the project’s podcast series, Preserves).
The Manitoba Food History Truck. (Photo by Kimberley Moore)
Oral History Centre Classroom (2B23, Bryce Hall, University of Winnipeg) was transformed into a functioning kitchen over this summer, thanks to an Experiential Learning Fund grant.
Induction burners and cooking equipment, ready for the students.
Continue reading “Food and Oral History at the UW OHC”
If you love comedy and Canadian immigrant stories, you’ve probably been watching
This great CBC series is based on the award-winning play of the same name by Ins Choi. The play’s Kim’s Convenience. script was published by House of Anansi Press; reading it doesn’t do justice to the play, though, as it really comes alive through the interpretation of actor Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, who dramatizes the lead character of Mr. Kim (aka Appa) in the play and now in the TV series.
SOURCE: CBC Television.
In March 2014, when the play was being
performed at Winnipeg’s Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, Ins Choi spoke about his experience to a small audience at the University of Winnipeg.
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Conference logo by Carmen Yung.
“Scarborough Fare: Global Foodways and Local Foods in a Transnational City” was the first joint conference of 3 major food studies organizations: the
Association for the Study of Food and Society; the Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society; the Canadian Association for Food Studies; and the Society for the Anthropology of Food and Nutrition.
The conference was held at the University of Toronto Scarborough, a fitting venue, given the presence of
Culinaria on that campus. (I’ve been in awe of their “ Mapping Scarborough Chinatown” digital project for some time now.)
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Audio recordings of the five presentations at this event are available online: Andrea Guimond on poverty and diet; Daniel Pastuck on miso and soy; Madison Connolly on wine and Canadian identity; Emily Nikkel on hog farming in Manitoba; and Aisha Entz on the decline of First Nations peoples since European contact.
You’re invited to the third annual
Canadian Food History Symposium!
Thursday, 2 April 2015, 9:30 AM
at the University of Winnipeg Oral History Centre
Room 2B23 (Bryce Hall)
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)
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Audio recordings of the three presentations at this event are available online. THE UNIVERSITY OF WINNIPEG
DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY
presents the second annual CANADIAN FOOD HISTORY SYMPOSIUM
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: Library and Archives Canada, MIKAN 4111770)
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In what I hope to make a regular event at the University of Winnipeg
Department of History, honours and graduate students enrolled in my Advanced Studies in Canadian Social History class recently presented brief summaries of their original research in Canadian food history.
Tony’s Canteen at University of Winnipeg. (SOURCE: University of Winnipeg Archives, SC 2 4 A0626-19416)
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