This panel discussion brings together some of the contributors to the recent anthology “The Provisions of War: Expanding the Boundaries of Food and Conflict 1840-1990.” The central theme of this book, and of our panel discussion, is how soldiers, civilians, and communities have attempted to use food (and its absence, deprivation and hunger) as both a weapon of war and a unifying force in establishing governmental control and cultural cohesion during times of conflict. Examining lesser-known conflicts and unfamiliar dimensions of global warfare, these presenters will examine how food played a role in both battlefields, homefront mobilization, and in internal conflicts over religion and nationalism.

This event is in partnership with Culinary Historians of Ann Arbor.

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