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Culinary Historians | The Provisions of War


Sunday February 20, 2022: 4:00pm to 5:30pm  Add to Calendar /   Add to Google Calendar




This panel discussion brings together some of the contributors to the recent anthology “The Provisions of War: Expanding the Boundaries of Food and Conflict 1840-1990.” The central theme of this book, and of our panel discussion, is how soldiers, civilians, and communities have attempted to use food (and its absence, deprivation and hunger) as both a weapon of war and a unifying force in establishing governmental control and cultural cohesion during times of conflict. Examining lesser-known conflicts and unfamiliar dimensions of global warfare, these presenters will examine how food played a role in both battlefields, homefront mobilization, and in internal conflicts over religion and nationalism.

This event is in partnership with Culinary Historians of Ann Arbor.

This event was held live on Zoom and has concluded.