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"Culinary Evolutions" (International Online Conference)

Organization: London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
Event: International Online Conference
Categories: Graduate Conference, Popular Culture, Aesthetics, Anthropology/Sociology, Cultural Studies, Film, TV, & Media, Food Studies, Miscellaneous
Event Date: 2021-08-21 to 2021-08-22 Abstract Due: 2021-06-15

"Culinary Evolutions"

21-22 August 2021 – London/Online
organised by
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research

Food is a basic foundation of culture and society, it is vital to our health and well-being and it plays a significant role in our everyday creative engagement with nature. The shifts in activities surrounding food acquisition, preparation and consumption are not only essential for learning a culinary tradition but for examining a broader societal change.

This conference will explore food as a complex cultural product, an indicator of social, religious and political identity. It will focus on people's relationship with food and discuss how food choices are determined by historical period, region, class, gender, kinship and/or ethnicity.

The conference will approach the study of food across a range of disciplines such as history, sociology, anthropology, philosophy, literature, culture studies, politics, economics, medicine, biology, psychology, etc.

Papers are invited on topics related, but not limited, to:

Food systems and diets
Eating/drinking habits and etiquettes
Food and rituals
Cooking/eating spaces
Culinary professions
Food and health
Food and power
Hunger, starvation, and malnutrition
Dangerous foods and poisons
Cookbooks and food magazines 
Culinary festivals and TV shows
Food in social media
Food as pleasure
Gastronomic tourism
Food, biodiversity and sustainability
Agriculture and food technology
Food safety and quality

Paper proposals up to 250 words and a brief biographical note should be sent by 15 June 2021 to: food@lcir.co.uk. Please download Paper proposal form. 

Registration fee – 90 GBP