Peter Scholliers

Department of History (HIST)

Peter Scholliers studied history at Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), where he obtained his Ph.D. in 1984 with a thesis on wages, purchasing power and the standard of living in Belgium in the inter-war period. He focuses on the history of the standard of living, labour history, wages and prices, social inequality, industrial heritage, and food. He co-edits (with Allen Grieco) Food & History, is the international editor of Food, Culture & Society, and co-editor of Appetite. He is a member of the Comité scientifique of the Institut Européen d'Histoire et des Cultures de l'Alimentation (IEHCA). He supervised the PhD thesis of Daniëlle De Vooght, Anneke Geyzen and Maureen Duru, and co-supervised the thesis of Inge Mestdag and Wim Van Daele. Currently, he directs PhD-research (within FOST) of Joeri Januarius, Olivier de Maret, Filip Degreef, Karen Arijs, Jon Verriet, and Willem Scheire. His publications include “Food Recommendations in Domestic Education, Belgium 1890-1940”, Paedagogica Historica, 2013, 645-663 [click here to read the article]; “Ten Years of Food & History: la sfida è partita”, Food & History, 2013, 27-41; and (with Patricia Van den Eeckhout) “'Feeding growing cities in the 19th and 20th centuries: problems, innovations, and reputations”, in: A.Murcott, W Belasco & P. Jackson (eds), The handbook of food research (Londen & New York: Bloomsbury), 2013, 68-81.