It was the second time that the employees and members of the Ceraneum Centre participated in The International Convention on Food History and Food Studies. The international, multidisciplinary symposium aims to popularise research on food history and food studies.
This year prof. Maciej Kokoszko and dr. Zofia Rzeźnicka organised four thematic sessions:
- Culinary realia in different medieval realms,
- Ecclesiastic writings on ecclesiastic and secular diet,
- Alcoholic beverages across time and space,
- Food and medicine from antiquity to modern times. Medical advice over ages,
which gathered the researchers representing University of Lodz, Jan Kochanowski University of Kielce (Branch Campus in Piotrków Trybunalski), Jagiellonian University, Opole University, and Lodz University of Technology.
The researchers associated with the Ceraneum Centre gave the following papers:
- Szymon Wierzbiński – The role of food victualling in preparation of war campaign in 10th century Byzantium,
- Jolanta Dybała, Krzysztof Jagusiak, Michał Pawlak – Historiae of St. Gregory of Tours as a source of information on the diet in VIth century Gaul,
- Sławomir Bralewski, Ewelina Kostrzewska – Imaginations sur le jeûne de Daniel à la fin de l’Antiquité et aux Temps Modernes,
- Maciej Kokoszko, Krzysztof Jagusiak – Galen on wine. Dietetic advise and consumers’ preferences in the 2nd century AD,
- Maciej Kokoszko, Zofia Rzeźnicka – Wines for pleasure and wines for health. A short commentary on honeyed wines (Περì οἰνομέλιτoς) described in Geoponica sive Cassiani Bassi Scholastici de re rustica eclogae,
- Magdalena Koźluk – «Lact yssu des vignes», le statut du vin dans les régimes de santé aux XVIe et XVIIe siècles en France.
The Fifth International Convention on Food History and Food Studies was organised June 6–7, 2019 by the European Institute for the History and Cultures of Food (IEHCA) at Université François-Rabelais in Tours, France.