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***** Food & Drink in Archaeology 2007: Postgraduate Conference
Nottingham, Department of Archaeology *****
CALL FOR PAPERS
Research on food and drink in history and prehistory has come to the
modern archaeological, academic study. Whilst the importance of nutrition for
survival has long been recognised, recent studies have increasingly
cultural significance of the production, distribution and consumption of
An understanding of diet in past societies is therefore crucial to an
of daily life, and the relationships between different classes and societies.
The first ‘Food & Drink in Archaeology 2007’ Postgraduate Conference
is to be
held on the 18 & 19 May 2007 at The University of Nottingham,
Archaeology. It seeks to expand and showcase the importance of current
research into the study of food and drink.
Suggested topics include, but are not limited to :
Production of food and/or drink in the cultural landscape
Trade and the provisioning of communities
Use of food and/or drink in the construction of identity
Proposals from Masters and Doctoral students for papers are invited by
[log in to unmask] Research papers, short reports on recent or
fieldwork, laboratory work, preliminary research findings, etc. are
Proposal outlines should include a 300 word abstract for a 20 minute paper
be submitted by 1 March 2007. Please note that it is our intention to seek
publication of papers presented at this conference.
Individual poster proposals are also very much welcomed by 1 March 2007.
Registration information is forthcoming. Refreshments, wine reception and
dinner are planned for the Friday, 18 May 2007 and a light lunch on
Saturday, 19 May
2007 will be provided. It is anticipated that a small registration fee
necessary to cover costs, but this will be as little as possible.
Please send any questions or queries to [log in to unmask] For
up-to-date information on registration accommodation, amenities and
consult The Food and Drink 2007 website to be posted shortly on The
Archaeology website: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/archaeology/
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