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The François-Rabelais University, Tours, France and the European Institute of the History and Cultures of Food, Tours, France
organize its Seventh European Summer University in Tours, France
30 August to 6 September 2009
THINKING FOOD, FEEDING THOUGHTS.
Paradigm shifts, approaches and theories in the social sciences
The 2009 European Summer University will tackle a fundamental topic that touches upon the very core of scientific research in food: the theories, methods, and approaches. Because of the multiple recent innovations, questionings and contributions, this topic has become extremely important. Hence, to the study of the history and culture of food, multidisciplinarity has become obligatory. However, this richness has led to doubting the identity, methods, approaches and aim of this new field. This has become more pressing in recent years because of the amplification of disciplines that convene in food studies. The European Summer University presents renowned experts who will teach and discuss turns that occurred in sociology, history, ethnology, literary studies, media studies and archaeology, in order to explore the many roads of food studies
The scientific staff in charge :
Allen J. GRIECO, Senior Research Associate, Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, Villa I Tatti, Florence, Italy
Marc JACOBS, Director FARO. Flemish Interface for Cultural Heritage, Brussels, Belgium
Peter SCHOLLIERS, Professor of History, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
If you are interested, send a message to Marie-Claude Piochon: firstname.lastname@example.org in order to receive the programme and the registration form.
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Children's Food Education Foundation
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Newsletter No 1
[Learning About Food For Life, Vol 1, No 1.]
Food Culture and Society
Several papers from the Research Centre's Symposium on Children and Food in Honour of Eva Gullberg in 2005, are now included in the latest issue of Berg's, Food Culture and Society (ed. Warren Belasco, with guest eds, Roger Haden and Lynn Martin) Vol 9, No 3, Fall, 2006.