Call for Articles: Eating Together

Posted in Calls for Papers, journal articles by Editor on December 14, 2011

I’m afraid there’s not much time for this one, but interesting enough that I wanted to pass it along. -CH.

Special Issue of Museums & Social Issues on Eating Together
Articles or Prospectuses due by 20 December 2011

Hanoverian Table Setting (Photo from M. Ford Creech Antiques, click on the image to visit the site)

The deadline is approaching for submitting articles or reviews for the next issue of the journal Museums & Social Issues (published by Left Coast Press, Inc). Tentatively titled Eating Together, the issue will examine the intersection of museum practice and access to and changing traditions associated with food. We would like to highlight programing and exhibits exploring food access, eating practices, sustainability, preservation of heritage seeds, traditional cuisines, culinary science and other creative uses of food. We are also interested in articles from outside the museum field, dealing with research, theory or innovative projects that connect people and communities to practices of eating.

Please submit full articles (ideal) or well developed prospectuses to http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com:80/msi by December 20, 2011. For more information, contact the editor at MSIuw@uw.edu or Morriss8@uw.edu.

Stefania Van Dyke
Museum Studies & Practice
Left Coast Press, Inc.

1787 U.S. Coin Fetches $7.4 Million

Posted in the 18th century in the news by Editor on December 14, 2011

From CoinWeek (12 December 2011) . . .

Blanchard and Company places world’s most valuable gold coin – the Brasher Doubloon for a record $7.395 million . . .

This rare numismatic treasure is considered America’s first and most important gold coin. It was purchased from John Albanese, founder of Certified Acceptance Corp. (CAC), and the transaction is the single highest price ever paid for a coin in a private transaction. It is truly unique as there is only one known example. . .

The Brasher Doubloon with the punch on the breast was minted in 1787 by Ephraim Brasher, a silversmith and goldsmith in New York City, and it contained $15 worth of gold at the time of its minting. Brasher made a small number of gold coins that historians today believe were intended for public circulation. . . .

The full article is available here»

Additional coverage is available at The Daily Mail.

HBA Publication Grant

Posted in resources by Editor on December 14, 2011

Historians of British Art Publication Grant
Proposals due by 15 January 2012

The Historians of British Art (HBA) invites applications for its 2012 publication grant. The society will award up to $750 to offset publication costs for a book manuscript in the field of British art or visual culture that has been accepted by a publisher. Applicants must be current members of HBA. To apply, send a 500-word project description, publication information (name of journal or press and projected publication date), budget, and CV to Renate Dohmen, Prize Committee Chair, HBA, brd4231@louisiana.edu.

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