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IEHCA Library

IEHCA Library

The IEHCA’s library was established in 2002 and is Europe’s leading research library devoted to food history and cultures.

If priority has been given to research publications in the humanities and social sciences, other disciplines also find a place in our collections, including law, literary studies, political sciences and marketing. All periods of history and geographical areas are represented, as well as a wide range of subjects (regional cuisines, viticulture and wine, table etiquette and decoration, etc).

The library houses a multilingual and multidisciplinary corpus of over 7,000 works, 54 specialised reviews, theses, inventories, sources, etc.

You can consult the catalogue at:

An online bibliography In partnership with the Villa I Tatti in Florence (The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies) and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the library has been putting together till 2015 a specialised bibliography on food history and cultures, which already includes more than 21,000 references. In addition to works and theses, it lists articles from periodicals, conference proceedings, etc.

The bibliography can be consulted at: