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The Books that Bring Us Together – Seminar Three: family cookbooks and recipes: emotions and identities

28 October, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Seminar Series: ‘The Books That Bring US Together’
****NOTE: this is a UK based event – AU time is 7pm October 15****

Family bibles, scrapbook albums, recipe-books, photograph albums, ‘family books’, and similar productions bring together families across time and place to ‘do’ the work of family life.

Through the shared production of identity and material happenings, these joint endeavours provide space to explore boundaries, meanings and affections of family life. Of particular significance is the role inheritance plays, since objects and the stories and emotions associated with them are transmitted through families across time and space. This is a dynamic process in which the objects are themselves undergoing change through writings and re-writings, ephemera, and collage-like additions, to reveal individual contributions to the production of family and identity.

SEMINAR THREE: ‘The Books that Bring Us Together’ – family cookbooks and recipes: emotions and identities

● Catherine Wvendth, Cooking Up Kindness
● Alison Baxter, Recipes that hide a broken heart
● Val Hewson, Recipe Books: an easily overlooked heritage
● Lucinda Matthews-Jones, Telling Stories through my Granny’s Cookery books

LOCATION: online event via Zoom – login details will be sent to delegates the day before the event.

Ninety-minute online events via Zoom – registration is required

TIME: 9am – 10.30am UK Time;7pm in October in Australia;

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. If you have problems registering or have any questions about the seminar, please contact



28 October, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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