Faculty Profile: Anne McCants

Building a historical meal from scratch is a perfect reflection of McCants’ methods as an economic historian.

For economic historian Anne McCants, it’s the little things that count. Something as simple as dinner can be full of historical signifiers. In a popular IAP seminar she teaches at MIT, called “Old Food: Ancient and Medieval Cooking,” McCants treats food as a cultural object that reveals important clues about class, technology, and health in the past. Read more at MIT OpenCourseWare.