Popular Culture and the Deep Past, 2022: The Experimental Archaeology of Medieval and Renaissance Food

deadline for submissions: 
November 19, 2021
full name / name of organization: 
Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Ohio State University
contact email: 

On February 11-12, 2022, the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies will host its biennial celebration of Popular Culture and the Deep Past (PCDP) at the Ohio State University, with "The Experimental Archaeology of Medieval and Renaissance Food."

As an exploration of historic culinary arts and cuisine, this PCDP will feature several scholar-cooks who will prepare various concoctions in the Ohio Union. To complement these presentations, we seek papers from faculty, graduate students, and others that address any and all aspects of Medieval and Renaissance food cultures. Topics might include recipe books as literary texts, cooking and eating as social practices, and the pleasures and perils of recreating historic dishes. Proposals for virtual presentation are welcome. Speakers may also propose small-scale cooking demonstrations.


Submission Guidelines:

Conference presentations will generally be limited to 20 minutes duration, followed by 10 minutes of discussion; they will be organized thematically into sessions of three or four papers each. Other presentations, including music, dance, art, gaming, readings, and other activities or displays, will be accommodated more freely according to our resources of space and scheduling.

Please send your presentation ideas to cmrs_gaa@osu.edu, including a title, abstract, and contact information. Abstracts should be no more than 300 words and attached as either a Word document or PDF. We will begin evaluating proposals after November 19, 2021; submissions after that date will be happily received up until the time of the event, but their inclusion will depend on remaining openings in the schedule.

For additional info and the submission process, please visit https://go.osu.edu/pcdp2022.