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IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 714: Practicalities of Feast, Fast, and Famine

Tuesday 5 July 2016, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:British Archaeological Association
Organiser:Harriet Mahood, Graduate Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Reading
Moderator/Chair:Harriet Mahood, Graduate Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Reading
Paper 714-aThe Cost of Feeding London's Poor at the Savoy Hospital in the Early 16th Century
(Language: English)
Charlotte Stanford, Department of Humanities, Classics & Comparative Literature, Brigham Young University, Utah
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Daily Life, Economics - Urban, Medicine
Paper 714-bMedieval Odontology, Maturation, and the Reformation: Patterns in Childhood Dental Disease in England, c. 1000-1700
(Language: English)
Bennjamin Penny-Mason, Department of Archaeology, Durham University
Index terms: Anthropology, Archaeology - General, Daily Life, Demography
Paper 714-c'Res ad bibendum et manducandum': Ambassadors and Food Transportation Privileges in Italian Communal Statutes, 13th-15th Centuries
(Language: English)
Edward Dettmam Loss, Dipartimento di Storia Culture Civiltà, Università di Bologna
Index terms: Law, Politics and Diplomacy, Social History

This session examines the practicalities of food and consumption in the Middle Ages. Examining the physical requirements needed for the preparation and consumption of food through examination of the waterworks system of Canterbury Cathedral; The financial expenditure of food will be considered through the case study of London's Savoy hospital; lastly, the effects of food on the body will close this session through an analysis of child dental disease in England.