Centre for the Study of the Body and Material Culture
Seminar Series 2012-13
Imbibing Bodies: Histories of Drinking and Culture
Destitute men sit down to dinner with ginger beer at a charitable shelter. For more see Snapshots of Institutional Life
Seminars will take place at Royal Holloway, 11 Bedford Square, on Wednesdays at 5pm
Convenors: Sandra Cavallo, Jane Hamlett and Stella Moss
Seminar Organiser: Charlotte Brown
17 October, Karen Harvey (Sheffield), 'Politics by Design: Drink, Allegiance and Manly Consumption'
21 November, Lyanne Holcombe (Kingston), 'Leisured Spaces, Liminal Bodies: Gender and the Practice of Consumption in the Lyons Restaurant, Grill and Hotel 1914-1939'
12 December, Mark Hailwood (Exeter), ''Alehouses, Sociability and Intoxication in Seventeenth-Century England'
Please note that the order of the winter term papers has changed since originally advertised!
16 January, James Kneale (UCL), 'Measuring Moderate Drinking Before the Unit: Medicine and Life Assurance in Britain and the United States, c.1860-1930'
13 February, Tessa Storey (RHUL), 'Salute! Drinking to Health in Late Renaissance Italy'
13 March, Stella Moss (RHUL), '"An Abnormal Habit": Methylated Spirit Drinking in Intewar Britain'
If you are coming from outside RHUL please notify Charlotte Brown firstname.lastname@example.org in advance so that we we can let security at Bedford Square know that you are coming.