AHA Session 84
Friday, January 5, 2018: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
(Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, SC Johnson Center)
Daniel E. Bender, University of Toronto
Daniel Bender, University of Toronto
Paula Johnson, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Theresa McCulla, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Irina Mihalache, University of Toronto
Jeffrey Pilcher, University of Toronto
Steve Velasquez, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
This session will take place offsite at the SC Johnson Center of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. It will be followed by a tour of the food history collection at the museum. See p. XX for the tour listing.
The study of food and foodways has, in recent years, become an increasingly important historical field and engaged in the interest of scholars, students, and the wider public. The growing field of food history raises new challenges for archivists, museum curators, and historians. Using the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History both as a setting and as a notable case study, this roundtable considers approaches to the archiving, exhibiting, and interpreting of taste.