Here's a map of the places I will visit in my first two weeks in Europe. First, I fly into Copenhagen, Denmark for the 2010 Congress of the European Association of Museums of the History of Medical Sciences at the Medical Museion at the University of Copenhagen. I am not giving a paper, but I am rooming with the independent scholar who runs this super-cool blog: Morbid Anatomy. Then I will take a looong train ride to Dortmund, to visit the library of the Deutsches Kochbuch Museum. The weekend I will spend at the "Nutrition, Food, and Drink from the Perspective of the History of Medicine" conference held by the German Association for the History of Medicine, Science, and Technology in Maastrich, The Netherlands. Some of my favorite scholars will be there! Then I'll go back to Dortmund for a few days before moving into my room in Dresden. I am excited to see some new places, meet a bunch of people, and get some reading done during all those train rides.
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Thursday, August 12, 2010
Sunday, August 8, 2010
Although I am working on food and nutrition in history, I enjoy talking with people about current food fads and nutritional research. Ever since I read Dean Baldwin's photo essay "Attempt at an Inventory" in food a few years ago, and then this article in the New York Times more recently, I have wanted to try food photojournalism. So for a typical summer week I photographed (almost) everything I ate. I plan to repeat the exercise once I get settled in Germany. You can check out the photos here on Flickr!