Basic option: $10. Includes lunch and coffee.
Dinner option: $25. Includes lunch, coffee, and dinner.
You may register online or at the door.
The conference dinner will take place after the keynote at Biryani House (25 Wellesley Ave). The buffet will include:
1 complementary beverage (soda) (wine/beer flat rate $5.00 extra)
Appetizers (Naan, samosas etc.)
Main course 4 vegetarian dishes, 4 meat dishes
If you wish to attend the dinner only, please contact Jai Virdi so that she can keep track of the dinner numbers.
Friday March 18, 2011
Northrop Frye 003
Anjan Chakravartty, Director, IHPST University of Toronto
Kathleen Gibbons (University of Toronto), Porphyry's Cosmopolitanism
Paul Greenham (University of Toronto), The Lutheran Body and Scriptural Rhetoric: Philip Melanchthon’s Understanding of the Body as Rhetorical Text
Badr El Fekkak (King's College London), The Body and City in Al-Farabi’s Civil Science: The Heart as Philosopher King
Jenna Healey (Yale University), Rejuvenating American Manhood: Theories of the Male Body and the Reception of Brown-Séquard’s “Elixir of Life” in Late 19th Century America
Denna Day (University of Pennsylvania), Data Taking and Body Making: How Domestic Thermometry Created Quantified Bodies
Emma O’Toole (National College of Art & Design), Recording Remedies & Recipes: Women’s Role in Maintaining Family Health in the British Isles during the Late Early Modern Period
Jaya Dixit (University of Calgary), Critical Mastication: A Photo Elicitation Study of Food Aesthetics and Morality
Rachel Louise Moran (Pennsylvania State University), Lazy and Crazy: Physical Fitness Meets Psychology in Cold War America
Amy Lasater-WIlle (New York University), Indigenous Potatoes and Indigenous Bodies in Peru`s National Cuisine
Karen Agnus (York University), Timed Bodies and Self Control
Gregory Ferguson-Cradler (Columbia University), Disembodied Knowledge and Endangered Bodies: Health, Security and Science on Russian Imperial Expeditions
Eric Boyle (National Institutes of Health), Patent Medicines and Regimens of Bodily Health
Angie Boyce (Cornell University), Peanut Butter as Risk Object, Consumer as At-Risk Subject, Standards as Solution, 1966-2009
Abstract: A survey of dietetics as a perspicuous research site: (1) Changing ideas of who we are via changing ideas about the relationship between the characteristics of aliment and characteristics of people; (2) Changing relationships between the categories of the medical, on the one hand, and the moral, on the other; (3) Changing engagements between the knowledge of aliment possessed by experts and that owned by laypeople. I survey aspects of Galenic medical dietetics from Antiquity through the early modern period, and indicate some of the cultural and social consequences of the decline of that traditional culture and the rise of “nutrition science” in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. I use these materials to describe some of the key aspects of the modern condition: we are connected to the edible world in different ways than we once were; we distribute instrumental and moral knowledge differently; and we have new conditions of authority and credibility for expert knowledge which is of concern to the texture of our quotidian lives.
Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology
Graduate Students Union
Science and Culture Working Group, Jackman Humanities Institute
Centre for the Study of the United States at the University of Toronto
Dalla Lana School of Public Health Students' Association
Munk School of Global Affairs
University of Toronto