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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

 

AUTUMN TERM:

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'

 

WINTER TERM:

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'

 ALL WELCOME!

If you are coming from outside RHUL please notify Charlotte Brown charlotte.brown.2010@live.rhul.ac.uk  in advance so that we we can let security at Bedford Square know that you are coming.

 

 

 

   
 
 
 

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