Thursday 12th September

9.00 Arrival and Registration (English Faculty, ground floor foyer).

9.30 Keynote address (room GR 06/07).
Dr Amanda Herbert (Folger Institute, Washington),
‘Leftovers: The Afterlives of Early Modern Food’

10.30 BREAK

11.00 Panel 1: Excess (room GR 06/07).
Carina Mansey (Sociology, University of London), ‘ “Ration
the Rich”: Excess and Waste in the Luxury London
Restaurants of World War Two’
Alexandra Claridge (English Literature, University of
Liverpool), ‘Attitudes to Excess: The Late Medieval Subtlety’

12.00 Panel 2: Preservation (room GR 06/07).
Dr Laura Newman (Royal Holloway/Kew Gardens), ‘“One of
the Things Mother Did Was Conserve”: The Women’s
Institute, the Fruit Preservation Scheme, and the
“Scientification” of the Domestic, c. 1940–1945’
Lindsay Middleton (English Literature and History,
University of Glasgow/Aberdeen), ‘Preservation and Textual
Spaces: Interpreting Thrift through Victorian Food Writing’

13.00 LUNCH (English Faculty, ground floor foyer).

14.00 Panel 3: Waste Products (room GR 06/07).
Mimi Goodall (History, University of Oxford), ‘Molasses in
the 18th Century British America: More than a waste-product?’
Lesley Steinitz (History,
University of Cambridge), ‘Transforming Waste into Fleshforming Food: Skimmed Milk’

15.00 Panel 4: Waste Technologies (room GR 06/07).
Rosalind Hayes (History of Art, UCL),
‘Refrigeration and Animal Suffering: Consuming
Humanitarian Ethics in Victorian Britain’
Dr Lisa Haushofer (Culinaria Research, University of
Toronto), ‘From Waste to Thrift: Artificial Digestion in
Nineteenth-Century Britain’

16.00 BREAK.

16.30 Panel 5: Sustainable Futures (room GR 06/07).
Dr Jennifer Cole-Wright (Business and Marketing,
University of Leicester), ‘Tackling food waste in the home:
Values, barriers, tactics and practices’
Dr Loretta Ieng Tak Lou (Anthropology, LSE), ‘Fermenting
Eco-enzyme: Food Waste Management with Chinese
Hannah Kass (Environmental Studies, University of
Pennsylvania), ‘Cultivating Food Sovereignty and Political
Agroecology in Philadelphia and Beyond: The Power of
Participatory Policy Analysis’

18.00 Wine Reception (St John’s College, Wordsworth Room)

Friday 13th September

8.30 Welcome Coffee/Tea (English Faculty, ground floor foyer).

9.00 Panel 5: Packaging (room GR 06/07).
Professor Anne Murcott (Sociology, University of
Nottingham/SOAS), ‘Kelp, Cans, and MAP: Packaging as
Food Preservation’
Dr Tom Licence (History, University of East Anglia), ‘Food
Waste and the Rise of Packaged Products, 1880–1920’

10.00 Panel 6: Rationing (room GR 06/07).
Dr Kelly A. Spring (Food Studies, University of Southern
Maine), ‘Feeding the British Home Front: Women’s
Interconnectivity in the Second World War’
Dr François-Xavier Nérard (History, University of Paris 1
Panthéon-Sorbonne), ‘Collective Catering, Food Waste and

11.00 BREAK

11.20 Roundtable Discussion: Industry Experts (room GR
History and Policy
Cambridge Sustainable Food

(Other participants tbc.)

12.20 Keynote Address (room GR 06/07).
Dr Simon Werrett (Science and Technology Studies,
UCL), ‘Kitchen Oeconomy: Food,
Thrift and Experiment in Early Modern England’


13.30 LUNCH (English Faculty, ground floor foyer).