This contribution deals with the study of the complexity and stratification of landscapes and environmental resources. We propose a multidisciplinary historical-environmental approach which roots in the Italian micro-history tradition, the British historical ecology and local history. As environmental resources are intended as social products, defined by local knowledge, practices and productions, the focus is on social and environmental dynamics which have shaped the material features of the landscapes. Following this line, the documentation (historical and environmental characterization) of local production allows to overcome the theoretical opposition between environment and society. Methodologically, the research is based on a local scale regressive approach and on a wide range of different sources: textual, iconographic, oral, bio-stratigraphic and observational. These heterogeneous sources and the dialogue between different disciplines allow a better understanding of historical and environmental processes acting at a local scale in the food production. Applied to the study of local food production systems, or “foodways”, the method allow understanding how they activated environmental resources and reshaped “individual landscapes”. As case study, the paper deals with some experiences of “applied historical geography” in local foodways performed in Liguria and Piedmont by the Laboratory of Environmental Archaeology and History (LASA) of the University of Genoa and by the University of Gastronomic Sciences of Pollenzo.
|Titolo:||The historical and environmental characterization of local foodways: “applied historical geography” case studies in Liguria (NW Italy)|
|Autori:||Cevasco, Roberta; Gabellieri, Nicola; Montanari, Carlo; Moreno, Diego; Pescini, Valentina; Traldi, Camilla|
|Anno di pubblicazione:||2018|
|Titolo del volume contenente il saggio:||17th International Conference of Historical Geographers 2018 Book of Abstract|
|Citazione:||The historical and environmental characterization of local foodways: “applied historical geography” case studies in Liguria (NW Italy) / Cevasco, Roberta; Gabellieri, Nicola; Montanari, Carlo; Moreno, Diego; Pescini, Valentina; Traldi, Camilla. - STAMPA. - (2018). ((Intervento presentato al convegno 17th International Conference of Historical Geographers 2018 tenutosi a Warsaw nel 15-20 luglio 2018.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||04.3 Poster presentato a convegno (Poster presented at Conference or Workshop)|