Foodways in Brothel Households of New Orleans, 1897-1917

Lately, I’ve been trying to gather my thoughts on the direction of my dissertation research, since I’ll be back in New Orleans very soon.  On my previous trip, I decided to focus on the historic Storyville prostitution district, which operated from 1897 to 1917.  While prostitution has been part of the New Orleans social landscape …

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As American As Chop Suey: Understanding Chinese-American identity through food, 1870-1920 (Part 1)

On Friday I gave a brown bag talk for my department about my research on Chinese-American identity in Chicago.  I’ve been working on this topic on and off for about six years, mostly in collaboration with the Chinese-American Museum of Chicago.  The first part of my talk dealt with the results and interpretations of the …

Book Review: A Mess of Greens by Elizabeth Engelhardt

A Mess of Greens: Southern Food and Southern Gender By Elizabeth S.D. Engelhardt (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2011) $24.95, paper.  ISBN 9780820340371, 265 pp.   Elizabeth Engelhardt’s A Mess of Greens sprouts from an intimate story about North Carolinian food traditions in her own family presented in the introductory sections of the book.  She …

Day of Archaeology Part 2

Since my last entry a bunch of new content was posted on the Day of Archaeology site.  Here are some more links to posts I particularly enjoyed: Looted Heritage by Shawn Graham Mystery, Diversity and the Joy of Archaeology by Pat Hadley Archaeology, Animation & Visual Effects by Joseph Tomasso at Philadelphia Archaeological Forum Historical …