A special issue of Global Food History on the Histories of Dietary Advice

Type: Call for Papers
Date: August 31, 2016
Subject Fields: Cultural History / Studies, Economic History / Studies, History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, Social History / Studies, World History / Studies

The Oxford English Dictionary defines nutrition as: "the process of providing or obtaining the food necessary for health and growth." As such, nutrition inevitably finds its way into food history, and historiography. This special issue of Global Food History: “From Nourishment to Nutrition” focuses on the histories of dietary advice and will include histories of food as: nourishment for mind and body, a vehicle for essential nutrients, a tool of public policy, and everything in between.
We welcome articles that include but are not limited to:
  • The history of epistemology of nutrition as a discipline
  • The early uses of food as treatment or prevention of disease and malnutrition
  • The regional definitions of nutrition
  • The role of taste and enjoyment of food within the context of nutrition
Global Food History is a peer-reviewed, academic journal with an international scope, presenting new research in food history from the foremost scholars in the field. The journal welcomes original articles covering any period from prehistory to the present and any geographical area, including transnational and world histories of food. Submissions on subjects relating to and from contributors outside of Europe and North America are particularly welcomed. In addition to original research, the journal welcomes articles on teaching food history, archival notes, translations, and other essays that help to build the field by encouraging and disseminating documentation; it will also contain book reviews.
Global Food History aims to encourage a wider recognition of food as not only an important means for studying such traditional scholarly concerns as politics, class, gender, race, and ethnicity, but also an important field in its own right, exploring a vital element of the human experience. As history offers an ideal forum for conversations across the social sciences and humanities, the journal also invites submissions from scholars in allied disciplines who share historians’ concerns with change over time, causation, and periodization. The journal will be of interest to those engaged in the study of the cultural, social and economic history of food.
Deadline for completed articles: December 12, 2016. Anticipated publication: Fall 2017
To contribute, send an abstract of about 250 words by August 31, 2016, to festeron@ryerson.ca on behalf of Professor Jessica Mudry. Please send any questions to the same address, or consult the journal’s website: http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/rfgf