Date and Time: Wednesday 5th February 2020 from 15.00 to 16.30
Location: Meeting Room A at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, Queen St, Exeter EX4 3RX
We would like to invite you to join us for the presentation and discussion of food and drink-related objects in the Royal Albert Memorial Museum collection.
Harry G West (Professor of Anthropology and Convenor of the MA Food Studies at the University of Exeter) will frame the presentation with observations on commensality—the act of coming together to share food and drink.
Tony Eccles (Curator of Ethnography at the RAMM) will then present a range of materials, with commentary provided by a number of specialists from the University of Exeter.
Objects will include:
17th and 18th century tea sets from China
Objects for preparing, serving and drinking coffee from 20th century Oman
Sake sets from 19th century Japan
A late 19th century kava bowl from Fiji
And a 19th century potlatch feasting dish from the Northwest Coast USA
Among commentators will be:
Paul Cleave, Lecturer in Food Studies and Honorary Research Fellow, Centre for Rural Policy Research, University of Exeter
Jane Whittle, Professor of Economic and Social History, University of Exeter
Kawa Morad, Lecturer in Anthropology, University of Exeter
Geoffrey Hughes, Lecturer in Anthropology, University of Exeter
Celia Plender, Lecturer in Anthropology, University of Exeter
Iza Kavedzija, Senior Lecturer in Anthropology, University of Exeter
Tomi Bartole, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, ZRC SAZU, Slovenia
All are welcome to join us for this free event – please forward this email to interested parties. Please also display the Commensality event leaflet pdf, if appropriate.
PA to the Directors and Centre Administrator, CRPR, College of Social Sciences and International Studies
University of Exeter
Tel: 01392 722438
Lazenby, Prince of Wales Road, Exeter, EX4 4PJ