Thursday 12 May

Session 1: Food and Nutrition

Welcome and registration
14:30 - 16:00
Panel 1: Nutrition, Diet and Health

Peter Scholliers, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Feeding the Children in the Brussels Hospitals in the 19th Century Download slides (PPT: 2.93 MB)

Eric Schneider, London School of Economic, UK
The influence of Feeding and Nutrition on Morbidity, Mortality and Growth Outcomes in Childhood and Adolescence: Evidence from the London Founding Hospital, 1893-1919

Josep Barona, Universitat de Valencia, Spain
Nutrition and Resistance to Infection: Medical and Political Responses in Interwar Years Download slides (PPT: 1.98 MB)

16:00 - 16:30
Coffee Break
16:30 - 17:30
Panel 2: Nutrition and Food Availability

Dipak K. Sarker, University of Brighton, UK
The Use of Food Processing in the 19th and 20th Centuries and its Nutritional Consequences

Bernard Harris, University of Strathclyde, UK
Re-Estimating the Availability of Food in the 18th and 19th Centuries Download slides (PPT: 488 KB)

Dinner at Brighton

Friday 13 May

Session 2: Household Consumption and Standards of Living

Coffee and welcome
9:30 - 10:30
Panel 1

Martin Bruegel, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, France
A Tale of Two Families in Fin-de-Siècle Paris Download slides (PPT: 205 KB)

Stefan Öberg, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Do the Poor Pay More? A Study of the Price of Food Consumed by Household with Different Incomes in Early Century Sweden Download slides (PPT: 2.24 MB)

10:30 - 11:00
Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:30
Panel 2

Ian Gazeley, University of Sussex, UK
Nutrition in Western Europe and the USA before the First World War Download slides (PPT: 1.1 MB)

Kota Ogasawara, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Nutrition and diseases in the low-income households in Tokyo in 1930

Maja Godina Golija, ZRC SAZU and University of Maribor, Slovenia
Food Expenditure and Nutrition in Slovenia 1920-2015 Download slides (PPT: 1.81 MB)

12:30 - 13:30

Friday 13 May

Session 3: Food Policy

13:30 - 15:00
Panel 1: Governmental Measures in Time of Crisis

John Martin, De Montfort University, UK
Better Fed: The Impact of the State Directed Production and Rationing System in Britain during the Second World War

Ingrid de Zwarte, University of Amsterdam, NL
Famine and Nutrition: The Dutch Hunger Winter 1944-1945

Silvia Inaudi, University of Turin, Italy
Feeding the Children: Nutrition, Health and Welfare in Italy in the Long Aftermath of World War II Download slides (PPT: 59.3 KB)

15:00 - 15:30
Coffee Break
15:30 - 17:00
Panel 2: Food Policy: Consequences and Difficulties

Fernando Collantes, University of Zaragoza, Spain
Why is the Nutritional Transition so Slow in Mediterranean Europe? Insight from the Consumption of Dairy Products in Spain (1950-1965) Download slides (PPT: 1.41 MB)

Emile Aguirre, UCLA School of Law, US
Unintended Consequences for Health of Fifty Years of the Common Agricultural Policy

Isabel Fletcher, University of Edinburgh, UK
How Much Meat Should We Eat: Understanding the Complexities of Developing Sustainable Healthy Eating Advice Download slides (PPT: 5.55 MB)

17:00 - 17:30
Conference closing discussion