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Tara McConnell is a food historian whose doctoral thesis explores the social meaning of claret in the lives of the elite in Ireland in the Georgian era. Tara has presented and published papers exploring gastronomy and material culture in Georgian Ireland at conferences including the Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery, Oxford (2010 and 2013), the Dublin Gastronomy Symposium, Dublin (2012 and 2014), the joint CAIS/ACIS Conference, ‘Latitudes: Irish Studies in an International Context’, UCD, Dublin (2014), the Annual Conference of the Association of Franco-Irish Studies, Limerick (2012 and 2017), the IEHCA Conference on Food History and Food Studies, Tours (2017), The Irish Community of Bordeaux in the 18th Century: Contributions and Contexts/La Communauté Irlandaise à Bordeaux au 18ème Siècle: Contributions et Contextes, Bordeaux (conference, 2017). Tara’s published papers include the following: McConnell, T. (2014). ‘Ireland in the Georgian Era: Was There Any Kingdom in Europe So Good a Customer at Bordeaux?’ in Ben Keatinge and Mary Pierse (eds.), France and Ireland in the Public Imagination (Bern, Peter Lang), 223-240, McConnell, T. (2014). ‘ “Brew as much as possible during the proper season”: Beer Consumption in Elite Households in Eighteenth-Century Ireland’ in Máirtín Mac Con Iomaire and Eamon Maher (eds.), ‘Tickling the Palate’: Gastronomy in Irish Literature and Culture (Bern, Peter Lang), 177-90, McConnell (Kellaghan), T. (2014). ‘An Examination of Elite Consumption Trends in Ceramic Tableware in Georgian Ireland’ in Mark McWilliams (ed.), Food and Material Culture: Proceedings of the Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery, 2013 (Totnes, Devon, Prospect Books), 197-207.

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