Civilisation: Feasting and Drinking Tuesday 11th March 2014, 6.30pm-8.00pm A CREDOC Provocation

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CENTRE FOR RESEARCH INTO THE DYNAMICS OF CIVILISATION
CREDOC
A CREDOC Provocation
Civilisation: Feasting and Drinking
Tuesday 11th March 2014, 6.30pm-8.00pm
UCL Institute of Archaeology, Room 612, 31-34 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PY
Food and drink figure prominently in the understanding of civilisation as a process that incorporates forms of
etiquette. Archaeologists have focused on the origins of food production and domestication. Anthropologists
have focused on cooking, cuisine, feasting and sacrifice as key to cultural comparison. Classicists have
explored the centrality of the symposium to ancient Greek culture and self-identity. The seminar will consider
how a cross-civilisational perspective might enhance our understanding of human habits of food production
and consumption and the politics of drinking and feasting.
CHAIR
Michael Rowlands (UCL Material Culture Studies)
SPEAKERS
Christopher Carey (UCL Greek and Latin)
Dorian Fuller (UCL Archaeobotany)
Kaori O’Connor (UCL Anthropology)
Sami Zubaida (Politics, Birkbeck)
All are welcome. Registration is not required. Open to the public.
Supported by the
UCL Grand Challenge of
Intercultural Interaction
UCL Centre for Research into the Dynamics of Civilisation (CREDOC)
B05 Gordon House
29 Gordon House
London WC1H 0PP
Tel: +44 (0)20 7679 7522
Email: David Alabaster - [email protected]
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