Toby Donegan-Cross: “Food production, accounting and consumption on Durham Priory’s estate, c. 1250–1500”

In Students by General Account

My research will begin by looking at Durham Priory’s estate, one of the most lively and well-documented religious houses of medieval England, before studying other religious houses and their surroundings for comparison. I view food as a particularly pertinent lens because, in addition to its centrality in the medieval economy, it was also laden with religious, social, cultural, and gendered connotations. Rather than see these as discrete questions, I am interested in how they may have intersected.