Water is in many ways taken for granted in everyday life, but is fundamental to what we are and who we are. From population expansions out of Africa to the present-day, water has shaped migration and settlement patterns, foraging practices and behaviours, and food security both globally and locally. Water is embedded in human metabolism and in the structure of food. It is vital for food production and consumption. This talk will describe the many ways in which water is implicated in the human diet: if we are what we eat, what we eat and how we eat is shaped by water. You are welcome to bring your lunch!
Professor Stanley Ulijaszek is a nutritional anthropologist and Director of the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Oxford.
Tuesday 17 June, 13.00 – 13.45
Inigo Rooms, Somerset House East Wing, London WC2R 2LS
Tickets: £3 (£2 students, King’s staff and alumni)
This event is part of the programme of events, talks and workshops accompanying Museum of Water at Somerset House.