Tasting History is a three year funded research initiative focusing on the dense, multivalent histories of everyday foodstuffs, including hard tack, Anzac biscuits, and fry bread. The heart of the project is a series of participatory taste workshops, designed to promote taste as a method for understanding history, culture, and politics.
- April 26, 2019: Project launch at Everyday Militarisms, University of Sydney organized by Astrida Neimanis and Tess Lea
- November 22 & 23, 2019: Two 3-hour-long participatory taste workshops at Cementa 19. Presented in collaboration with the Kandos Country Women’s Association. Cementa is a regionally situated, socially-engaged, artist-led organisation. The annual program of residencies and special projects culminates in the biennial Cementa Festival, which brings together over 60 regional and urban artists for a four-day celebration of Australian contemporary art and the small town that hosts it, Kandos NSW. My residency period was June 1-21, 2019.
- April 23, 2020: Bake Together: Anzac Biscuits Live co-hosted with culinary historian Allison Reynolds
- The Conversation April 23, 2019
- ABC Adelaide radio appearance, April 24, 2019
- WA Afternoons ABC Perth radio appearance, April 24, 2019
- Chewy or crispy? Researching biscuits with military connections by Diane Nazaroff, October 15, 2019
- ABC Radio National RN Drive, October 25, 2019.
- Pantry Pick on ABC South East NSW, October 28, 2019.
- The Conversation April 20, 2020
- ‘Drive’ on 2SER, April 20, 2020
- ABC Radio Sydney, April 21, 2020
- RTRFM Perth, April 21, 2020
- Bake ANZAC biscuits with a crew at this virtual bake-off event by Divya Venkataraman for Time Out Sydney
- ABC Radio Canberra, April 21, 2020
- ABC Radio Coffs Coast, April 22, 2020
- ABC Radio Darwin, April 22, 2020
- UNSOMNIA 2020 asks: What can we learn while we are apart?, September 8, 2020.
- ABC Radio National Big Ideas, October 22, 2020.
- Documentation of Everyday Militarisms launch (credits in photo metadata)
- Documentation of Cementa19: entire festival & photos from the workshop (credits in photo metadata NB consent was obtained for all photographs taken inside the workshop.)
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- tastinghistory (at) unsw (dot) edu (dot) au
This research is being conducted with approval from UNSW Human Ethics Research (#HC190344) and is funded by the Australian Research Council and UNSW Art & Design.