Units of Study
HSTY2686 - Food, Environment and Culture in Europe
Semester 1, 2010 | Credit Points: 6
Coordinator: John Gagne
Phone: +61 2 9036 5248
Does environment determine culture, or vice versa? This unit explores the connections between the natural world and human society in premodern Europe (ca 1200-1800), and investigates how food served as the crucial link between the two. From individual to international, we will trace the meanings that nourishment carried. Topics may include landscape and agriculture; embodiment, medicine and health; feasts and famines; colonization and 'globalization'; taste, delicacies and aesthetics; and the challenges and implications of early industrialization.
one 1500 word short essay (25%), one 2500 word research essay (50%), one 500 word tutorial assignment (15%), tutorial participation (10%)
two 1 hour lectures and one 1 hour tutorial per week
12 credit points of Junior History, Ancient History, or Asian Studies
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