The Local Population Studies Society Annual Conference

Saturday 17 April, 2010

Famine, Diet and Nutrition

Sponsored by The Economic History Society,
The Centre for Regional and Local History,
University of Hertfordshire, and LPSS.

The Law Faculty,
University of Hertfordshire,
Hatfield Road,
St Albans, AL1 3RR

Conference programme and booking form (32k)

9.30-10.10Registration and coffee.
10.10-10.15Welcome – Nigel Goose (University of Hertfordshire and LPSS)

10.15-11.30

Panel One: Food, Famine and Warfare
'What do we want with eggs and ham? Food and the soldiers of the Western Front 1914-18' – Rachel Duffett (University of Essex)
‘Famished Greek islands, 1941-43’ – Violetta Hionidou (Newcastle University)

11.30-12.45

Panel Two: Surfeit
‘The hazards of wealth: adult mortality in pre-twentieth century England’ – Peter Razzell (University of Essex)
‘Obesity – the welfare regime hypothesis’ – Avner Offer (University of Oxford).

12.45-1.30

AGM of the Local Population Studies Society
1.00-2.30Lunch

2.30-4.30

Panel Three: Diet in Industrial Britain
‘Consumption and diet in the Industrial Revolution’ – Sara Horrell (University of Cambridge)
‘Nutrition and the decline of mortality in Britain, 1700-1914’ – Bernard Harris (University of Southampton)
‘The diet of working households in early twentieth-century Britain’, Ian Gazeley  (University of Sussex)

4.30

Tea and conference closes
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