Dear All,

We are Anna, Jose, and Giovanni and this is our “Cultures of Consumption in Early Modern Europe” web page.

Cultures of Consumption is a PhD network funded by the White Rose College of Arts and Humanities (WRoCAH) in the summer of 2014, based on an idea from Professor Cathy Shrank.

The network investigates the transmission, interpretation and transformation of texts, ideas, beliefs and practices about food, drink, and consumption. It covers a range of geographical locations, cultural contexts, historical moments, and diverse social groups.

In particular, we explore ideas about consumption, medicine and addiction in early modern Europe, focusing specifically on England, Italy, and Iberia.  To find out more about the individual PhD projects see our Projects page, and you can also find out more About Us.

In June 2017 we organised a conference on Habitual Behaviour in Early Modern Europe, 1500-1750, which was held at University of Sheffield. Details can be found on the conference website.