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Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Special Issue Editor:
Katie Carpenter


Global Food History

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The Kitchen in History

Cultural geographers, sociologists and anthropologists have recognised the kitchen as a distinct space in the home, and a locus of gendered power relations. Scholarly publications examining the history of the kitchen have proven it to be a fruitful site of historical inquiry, such as Sara Pennell’s recent monograph (2018) on the early modern kitchen in England. In the same year, Queering the Interior, edited by Andrew Gorman-Murray and Matt Cook, dedicated three chapters to the kitchen, showing it to be an important site of analysis in examining queer domesticities. The kitchen is proving to be a dynamic topic of study for innovative and exciting research.

This special issue of Global Food History seeks to draw together the latest research on the kitchen in any period of history. Possible topics might include, but are by no means limited to:

  • Kitchen technologiesSI
  • Community in the kitchen
  • Kitchen and the life cycle
  • Social dynamics in the kitchen
  • Sanitation and hygiene in the kitchen
  • Institutional kitchens
  • Domestic labour in the kitchen

Existing contributors to this issue examine central kitchen buildings in Finland in the 1910s and 1920s, and explore the history of the domestic kitchen in nineteenth-century Germany. We seek additional manuscripts that will expand the geographical, chronological and theoretical understanding of the kitchen.

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Deadline for completed articles: August 31, 2020. Anticipated publication: Spring 2021

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