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Spices & songs in the early modern street

Anatomy Museum (6th Floor) King's Building Strand Campus
Lecture, Performance/Concert
18/10/2017 (18:00-19:00)

Part of the Arts and Humanities Festival 2017

Presented by the Centre for Early Modern Studies


Spices & songs in the early modern street

Products of the newly expanding global trade networks – particularly spices but also other ingredients – had an impact on the public imagination and the private kitchen in early modern Europe.

This event, presented by the Centre for Early Modern Studies, mixed talks, performance and food tastings, to take you back to the early modern period, exploring the emerging global trade which changed our understanding of the world.

Barbieri, Paolo Antonio The Spice Shop 1637
Image: Paolo Antonio Barbieri, The Spice Shop 1637, public domain.


The Centre for Early Modern Studies was established in 2015 to promote research in the early modern period (broadly speaking, 1400-1700). The Centre is committed to promoting historical understanding across a range of cultures and disciplines, as well as cultivating innovative interdisciplinary projects.

EMILY BUTTERWORTH is Reader in Early Modern French and Co-Director of the Centre for Early Modern Studies. Her research interests focus on scandal, slander, and communication networks in the early modern period. ROMOLA NUTTALL is a PhD candidate in the Department of English whose research focuses on the patronage networks behind the production of early modern drama in print and in performance.

ANNE GOLDGAR is Professor in Early Modern History at King’s and specialises in European cultural and social history, especially of the Netherlands and of Francophone culture across Europe. She is interested in print culture, the culture of collecting, and the interaction of society, art and science.

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