Postgraduate Module Descriptor
HISM041: Food and Agriculture in Historical Perspective
This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.
|Term(s) and duration|
This module ran during term 2 (11 weeks)
Professor Harry G West (Convenor)
|Available via distance learning|
This module examines food and foodways from the late Paleolithic to the present day. You will study the transition from hunter-gathering to pastoralism and agriculture in the late Paleolithic; foodways and food systems in antiquity; the development of food markets and the movement of food stuffs between world regions; changing cultures of cooking and dining from the early modern period to the present day; the industrialisation of agriculture and food processing; the nutrition transition and the rise of obesity; and the implications of changing foodways and food systems for the environment and consumer safety.