19/11/2020

Food history and food utopias in the Middle Ages. The Land of Cockaigne as a place of intersection among socially diversified cultures (paesants, city-dwellers, lords)

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA' DI BOLOGNA - - DIPARTIMENTO DI STORIA CULTURE CIVILTA'
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Cultural studiesEuropean studies
    HistoryMedieval history
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
    Established Researcher (R3)
    Leading Researcher (R4)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    07/12/2020 23:59 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Italy
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    To be defined

OFFER DESCRIPTION

The Land of Cockaigne is an imaginary Land that appears in the literature of many European countries starting from the thirteenth century. It is the quintessential happy place, where food is always ready and close at hand. This utopia has attracted the attention of historians, anthropologists and historians of literature. Instead, we want to propose a study on the properly "gastronomic" characteristics of the Land of Cockaigne: products, preparations, tastes change according to the different cultural and economic traditions, deserving a comparative study on a European scale.
Another aspect of the research will be to analyze which specific type of culture these texts refer to: peasant? bourgeois? aristocratic? or a cross between the various perspectives?
Three months of research will be dedicated to identifying the available sources and verifying the existing bibliography. Six months to the analysis of the sources. Three months to the writing of a synthesis essay.

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ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA' DI BOLOGNA - - DIPARTIMENTO DI STORIA CULTURE CIVILTA'
Italy

EURAXESS offer ID: 579205
Posting organisation offer ID: 183611

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