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Food, Culture and Identity in Ireland, 1550-1650

Project description

Exploring society and culture through food

Daily diet and the exchange of food and drink can explain much about a region’s social and cultural identity. Focussing on Ireland c. 1550-1650, the EU-funded FOODCULT project explores the significance of food during a period of unprecedented change driven by globalisation, war, and colonisation. The project examines how food was used to represent identities, including gender, religion, and ethnicity. It considers what diverse people actually ate and drank, thereby exploring the link between representation and reality. This is achieved through a dynamic interdisciplinary approach that merges micro-historical analytical techniques with science and experimental archaeology. The approach will open new themes in Irish historiography, while developing a ground-breaking model for exploring food cultures and consumption in other regions and periods.

Call for proposal

ERC-2018-STG
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Host institution

THE PROVOST, FELLOWS, FOUNDATION SCHOLARS & THE OTHER MEMBERS OF BOARD, OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY & UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN
Address
College Green
2 Dublin
Ireland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 905 088,04

Beneficiaries (6)

THE PROVOST, FELLOWS, FOUNDATION SCHOLARS & THE OTHER MEMBERS OF BOARD, OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY & UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 905 088,04
Address
College Green
2 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 206 386,25
Address
Stockton Road The Palatine Centre
DH1 3LE Durham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 16 576,75
Address
Beacon House Queens Road
BS8 1QU Bristol
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 224 672,20
Address
Belfield
4 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY SLIGO - ITS
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 51 169,76
Address
Ballinode - Ash Lane
F56 Sligo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ANGLIA RUSKIN UNIVERSITY HIGHER EDUCATION CORPORATION
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 29 240
Address
Bishop Hall Lane
CM1 1SQ Chelmsford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments