[PAST EVENT] Emerging Scholars Talk: "Tasting History: Food and Memory in Williamsburg"

March 22, 2023
2pm - 3pm
Stryker Center (412 Boundary St.)
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Marie Pellissier, History: "Tasting History: Food and Memory in Williamsburg"

Colonial Williamsburg has, from its earliest days, invited visitors to step back in time and embody the past. In this talk, Marie Pellissier, doctoral candidate in History, will discuss how people in eighteenth-century Williamsburg used food to help define their relationship to England, and will follow those themes forward to the period of the Williamsburg Restoration in the early twentieth century. Learn about the ways people in Williamsburg have used food to connect with the past, and how foodways were an integral part of defining what it meant to be “colonial.” This research explores food as important aspect of local history in Williamsburg, connecting a universal, everyday human experience with larger historical forces.

The Emerging Scholars Series is offered in partnership with the Williamsburg Regional Library. Free & open to the public.


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