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Food and the First World War 

Wednesday 2nd April 2014 

Overview

The centenary of the outbreak of the First World War provides the opportunity for in-depth study of this most compelling and controversial conflict from new and refreshing angles.

This conference, which takes place on Wednesday 2nd April 2014, combines two of the ‘hottest’ topics in current historical research – Food, and the First World War - the respective themes of the annual Anglo-American Conference of Historians in 2013 and 2014.

In 2014 people around the world will mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. This one day symposium explores a unique aspect of that conflict: the role of food and drink on the Western Front and beyond. Eight speakers explore the moral, nutritional, social and economic role of food and drink in the First World War.

Topics range from substitute foodstuffs to farming, from troops' diets to 'fair' distribution, and from alcoholic overindulgence to temperance. 

This conference is sponsored by the Royal Historical Society, Society for the Study of French History and the Economic History Society.

Economic History Society logo  The Society for the Study of French History logo  Royal Historical Society logo

Venue

The conference is being held at the University's Hope Park campus:

Room 203, EDEN Building

Hope Park

L16 9JD.

 

You can find further information in our How to Find Us section.

Programme

Wednesday 2 April 2014

Venue: Eden 203, Hope Park, Liverpool Hope University, L16 9JD

 

Breakfast 9.00-9.30am

Opening Remarks

9.30-9.45am
  • Dr Bryce Evans (Conference Organiser) Food and the First World War

Panel One 

Controls and Consumption
 
 

9.45-10:30am

Chair: Professor Frank McDonough (Liverpool John Moores University)

  • Dr Annemarie McAllister (University of Central Lancashire) - ‘A foe far worse than the Germans’: the work of the Lancashire & Cheshire Band of Hope and Temperance Union in the Great War.
  • Dr John Martin (De Montfort University) - The ‘Heroic Age of Food Control, 1917-18: Sinners and Saints (a reappraisal)
  • Professor Karen Hunt (Keele University) - Women and Food Control in Britain
Tea 10.30-11.00am
Keynote Lecture 11.00-11.45am
  • Dr Rachel Duffett (University of Essex) - The Stomach for Fighting

Panel Two

Food Supply

11.45am-12:45pm

Chair: Dr Guy Cuthbertson (Liverpool Hope University)

  • Chris Phillips (University of Leeds) - A question of capacity: managing the expansion of the British Expeditionary Force, 1914-15
  • Professor Eric Grove (Liverpool Hope University) - Food Supply and the Sea
  • Professor Frank McDonough and Dr Mike Benbough-Jackson (Liverpool John Moores University) - The 'Merseyside ar War, 1914-1918' project 
Lunch 12.45-1.30pm

Panel Three

Food Production and Representation

2.00-3.00pm

Chair: Professor Eric Grove (Liverpool Hope University)

  • Leanne Green (Manchester Metropolitan University) - ‘Save Your Bread and Your Bread Will Save You’: Food Advertising in the First World War
  • Elizabeth Harrison (Liverpool Hope University) - Satirical images and the domestic food issue in Liverpool, 1914-1918
  • Dr Nicholas Mansfield (University of Central Lancashire) - Farming, farmworkers, food and politics, 1914-1923
Refreshments 3.00-3.30pm

Panel Four

Hunger and Agitation in Britain and Ireland

3:30-4.30pm

Chair: Dr Liam O'Callaghan (Liverpool Hope University)

  • Dr Ian Miller (University of Ulster) - Did Ireland nearly starve during the First World War?
  • Dr John Borgonovo (University College Cork) - Food Preservation, Agitation and Agrarianism in Ireland, 1918
  • Josh Sutton (Guild of Food Writers) - Ration or Riot?

Conference Dinner 

Pruno Restaurant

6.00pm

(Speakers and chairs only) 

Booking

Cost:

£20

Description:

This rate is priced at £20 and will include full access to the conference, as well as refreshments and a two course lunch.

Payment option:

Places can be booked at the online store.

Contact

 

0073 Dr Bryce Evans

‌For further information please contact:

Dr Bryce Evans

Postal address: 

Food and World War 1 Conference 

Department of History and Politics 

Alexander Jones Building 

Liverpool Hope University

Liverpool, L16 9JD 

Email: 

foodandthefirstworldwar@gmail.com

Department Information: 

Department of History and Politics

 

Overview

The centenary of the outbreak of the First World War provides the opportunity for in-depth study of this most compelling and controversial conflict from new and refreshing angles.

This conference, which takes place on Wednesday 2nd April 2014, combines two of the ‘hottest’ topics in current historical research – Food, and the First World War - the respective themes of the annual Anglo-American Conference of Historians in 2013 and 2014.

In 2014 people around the world will mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. This one day symposium explores a unique aspect of that conflict: the role of food and drink on the Western Front and beyond. Eight speakers explore the moral, nutritional, social and economic role of food and drink in the First World War.

Topics range from substitute foodstuffs to farming, from troops' diets to 'fair' distribution, and from alcoholic overindulgence to temperance. 

This conference is sponsored by the Royal Historical Society, Society for the Study of French History and the Economic History Society.

Economic History Society logo  The Society for the Study of French History logo  Royal Historical Society logo

Venue

The conference is being held at the University's Hope Park campus:

Room 203, EDEN Building

Hope Park

L16 9JD.

 

You can find further information in our How to Find Us section.

Programme

Wednesday 2 April 2014

Venue: Eden 203, Hope Park, Liverpool Hope University, L16 9JD

 

Breakfast 9.00-9.30am

Opening Remarks

9.30-9.45am
  • Dr Bryce Evans (Conference Organiser) Food and the First World War

Panel One 

Controls and Consumption
 
 

9.45-10:30am

Chair: Professor Frank McDonough (Liverpool John Moores University)

  • Dr Annemarie McAllister (University of Central Lancashire) - ‘A foe far worse than the Germans’: the work of the Lancashire & Cheshire Band of Hope and Temperance Union in the Great War.
  • Dr John Martin (De Montfort University) - The ‘Heroic Age of Food Control, 1917-18: Sinners and Saints (a reappraisal)
  • Professor Karen Hunt (Keele University) - Women and Food Control in Britain
Tea 10.30-11.00am
Keynote Lecture 11.00-11.45am
  • Dr Rachel Duffett (University of Essex) - The Stomach for Fighting

Panel Two

Food Supply

11.45am-12:45pm

Chair: Dr Guy Cuthbertson (Liverpool Hope University)

  • Chris Phillips (University of Leeds) - A question of capacity: managing the expansion of the British Expeditionary Force, 1914-15
  • Professor Eric Grove (Liverpool Hope University) - Food Supply and the Sea
  • Professor Frank McDonough and Dr Mike Benbough-Jackson (Liverpool John Moores University) - The 'Merseyside ar War, 1914-1918' project 
Lunch 12.45-1.30pm

Panel Three

Food Production and Representation

2.00-3.00pm

Chair: Professor Eric Grove (Liverpool Hope University)

  • Leanne Green (Manchester Metropolitan University) - ‘Save Your Bread and Your Bread Will Save You’: Food Advertising in the First World War
  • Elizabeth Harrison (Liverpool Hope University) - Satirical images and the domestic food issue in Liverpool, 1914-1918
  • Dr Nicholas Mansfield (University of Central Lancashire) - Farming, farmworkers, food and politics, 1914-1923
Refreshments 3.00-3.30pm

Panel Four

Hunger and Agitation in Britain and Ireland

3:30-4.30pm

Chair: Dr Liam O'Callaghan (Liverpool Hope University)

  • Dr Ian Miller (University of Ulster) - Did Ireland nearly starve during the First World War?
  • Dr John Borgonovo (University College Cork) - Food Preservation, Agitation and Agrarianism in Ireland, 1918
  • Josh Sutton (Guild of Food Writers) - Ration or Riot?

Conference Dinner 

Pruno Restaurant

6.00pm

(Speakers and chairs only) 

Booking

Cost:

£20

Description:

This rate is priced at £20 and will include full access to the conference, as well as refreshments and a two course lunch.

Payment option:

Places can be booked at the online store.

Contact

 

0073 Dr Bryce Evans

‌For further information please contact:

Dr Bryce Evans

Postal address: 

Food and World War 1 Conference 

Department of History and Politics 

Alexander Jones Building 

Liverpool Hope University

Liverpool, L16 9JD 

Email: 

foodandthefirstworldwar@gmail.com

Department Information: 

Department of History and Politics