Feeding War: Gender, Health, and the Mobilized Kitchen in WWI Germany
Thu. April 7th, 2016, 6:00 pm-7:00 pm
Dittrick Medical History Center, 11000 Euclid Avenue
2016 CLEVELAND HUMANITIES FESTIVAL: REMEMBERING WAR
Heather R. Perry, Associate Professor of History at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, will share her research on World War 1’s impact on the homefront in Germany. Perry’s work provides an overview on medicine, population health, and public policies in wartime, with more in-depth scrutiny of how women and their families coped with privations that impacted their health and well-being. This event is co-sponsored by the Case Western Reserve University Dittrick Medical History Center and is the Center’s 2016 Handerson Lecture.
Free and open to the public. Registration recommended.
About the Speaker:
Heather Perry is an Associate Professor of History at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte who focuses broadly on the study of German and European History, the History of Medicine and the Body, and the History of War and Society. She researches how industrial warfare has impacted science and medicine in European history from the late nineteenth century through 1945, and her publications examine WWI Germany, the history of disabled veterans, and the development of rehabilitation and artificial limbs. Perry is currently looking at food and gender during the First World War. She teaches courses on Modern German history, History of the First World War, Medical History, War and Medicine, and Epidemics.
Click HERE for Heather Perry’s faculty page.