9.15 Registration (Lloyd Room, Christ’s College)

9.30 Welcome Address

9.45  – 10.45  KEYNOTE Chair: Dr Melissa Calaresu

Professor Rebecca Earle (Warwick, CAS), ‘Spaniards, Cannibals and the Eucharist’

10.45 – 11.15  Coffee break 

11.15 – 12.45  Panel 1: Food, Transgression, and Memory Chair: Katrina Moseley

Philippa Carter (Cambridge, History), ‘Breaking bread, breaking bonds: eating, piety, and hospitality in early modern English witchcraft narratives’

Eleanor Barnett (Cambridge, History), ‘Food and religious transgression in the Venetian Inquisition, c. 1560 – c. 1640’

Julia Biggs (Independent researcher), ‘Bittersweet: Mnemonic meals and the maintenance of identity in early modern Jewish ritual practice’

12.45 – 13.45 Lunch break (Old Combination Room)

13.45 – 14.45 Roundtable: Food and Faith Today Chair: Eleanor Barnett

With religious leaders:

Revd. Dr Mark Smith (Chaplain, Christ’s College); Rabbi Mordechai Zeller (Chaplain, University of Cambridge);  Dr Murray Corke (lay Buddhist Dharma teacher); Urmila M. Prabhat (Trustee/Chair, Indian Community and Culture Association).

14.45 – 15.45 Panel 2: Catholic Food Chair: Professor Mary Laven

Daniel Virgili (Queen Mary, History), ‘Catholic Appetites: The Feast of St Thomas of Canterbury, Rome, 1569’

Dr Claudio Ferlan (Italian-German Historical Institute, History), ‘Gastronomy of Lean days. Society of Jesus fasting rules’

15.45 – 16.15 Coffee break

16.15 – 17.15 Panel 3: Food and Faith – Comparative Perspectives Chair: Professor Ulinka Rublack

Professor Veronika Čapská (Charles University, Prague, Anthropology), ‘Food, Religion and Society in Bohemia 1400-1700. Questions – Texts – Identities’

Junfu Wong (Cambridge, History), ‘Faith and Morality in Liturgies: Redefining Dietary of Manchu and Mongol Culture in Early Modern China’

17.15 – 17.30 Closing remarks

17.30- 18.30 Wine reception (Lloyd Room)

19.15 Dinner for speakers