Saturday, October 26, 2013 - 13:00 to 16:00
The University of Winnipeg
DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY
presents the second annual
CANADIAN FOOD HISTORY SYMPOSIUM
Dr. Ian Mosby
Department of History, University of Guelph
Saturday, 26 October 2013
2M70 Manitoba Hall
Ian Mosby is an historian of food and nutrition, as well as a SSHRC postdoctoral fellow at University of Guelph. He has peer-reviewed publications in Histoire sociale/Social History and in Social History of Medicine, as well as a chapter in Edible Histories, Cultural Politics. The latter is a significant collection recently released by University of Toronto Press and is the first extensive Canadian history of food. In addition, Mosby has published essays in the Globe and Mail and on the SSHRC-funded websites ActiveHistory.ca and WartimeCanada.ca. His work on the history of food and nutrition has also been featured in stories published by media organizations including CBC, CTV, Slate, and Buzzfeed. His first book will be released by UBC Press in spring 2014. Recently, his work received national attention when he brought to light nutritional experiments conducted in Aboriginal communities and residential schools between 1942 and 1952.
Dr. Mosby will be presenting a talk titled “Administering Colonial Science: Nutrition Research and Human Experimentation in Northern Manitoba in Historical Context.” He will be joined by two other historians, both from the University of Winnipeg.
Dr. Janis Thiessen will present “Hawkins Cheezies: History and Mythology,” part of her SSHRC-funded research on the history of Canadian snack food manufacturing and consumption.
Dr. Andriy Zayarnyuk will present “Space for Food and Culture: Premises of the Soviet Train Station Restaurant, 1944-1980.”
The Canadian Food History Symposium is sponsored by the University of Winnipeg Provost and Vice-President (Academic and International), the University of Winnipeg Dean of Arts, and the H. Sanford Riley Centre for Canadian History.