IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 513: Perspectives on Medieval Diet, I: Food and the Supernatural in Anglo-Saxon England

Tuesday 5 July 2016, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Medieval Diet Group
Organiser:Chris Woolgar, Department of History / Centre for Medieval & Renaissance Culture, University of Southampton
Moderator/Chair:Debby Banham, Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic, University of Cambridge
Paper 513-aHippophagy and the Sacred: How Far Can We Go?
(Language: English)
Alban Gautier, Departement Histoire, Université du Littoral Côte d'Opale
Alban Gautier, Departement Histoire, Université du Littoral Côte d'Opale
Index terms: Daily Life, Folk Studies, Social History
Paper 513-bHunger and Thirst in Anglo-Saxon England
(Language: English)
Karen L. Jolly, Department of History, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
Karen L. Jolly, Department of History, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
Index terms: Daily Life, Social History
Paper 513-cFinal Feasts: The Role of Funerary Feasting in Anglo-Saxon Culture
(Language: English)
Christina Lee, School of English, University of Nottingham
Christina Lee, School of English, University of Nottingham
Index terms: Daily Life, Folk Studies, Social History
Abstract

Food and eating are clearly fundamental to the survival of any society, but it is easy for us to forget, in this ‘scientific’ age, how beliefs about the supernatural permeated every aspect of life in the early Middle Ages. This session will bring together these two vital elements of Anglo-Saxon culture by looking at three topics: funeral feasts, hippophagy, and hunger.