International Symposium on the History of Food and National Food Culture

Lomonosov Moscow State University
The Centre for Cross-cultural Studies
The Academy of Gastronomic Knowledge and Culture

 

2015 International Symposium

TRADITIONAL CULTURE IN THE MODERN WORLD

History of Food and National Food Culture

29th – 3st of October 2015

 

Focusing exclusively on the history of food and eating traditions of different nations, the second International Symposium on the History of Food and National Food Culture is a unique academic event in Russia as the issues discussed at the forum have always been outside of academic interest in the country.

 

The Symposium aims to

  • bring together Russian scholars involved in food studies and provide a forum for their interaction with specialists from European and other countries;
  • bring together academics, policy makers, industrialists and business people engaged with food history and traditions;
  • introduce foreign scholars to the current state of research in food studies in Russia and build contacts with international specialists in this area;
  • counter numerous pseudo-scientific studies;
  • promote traditional eating practices in the society.

 

Symposium Agenda

The conference will focus on the following areas:

  • Gastronomic culture as an academic subject: theory and practice;
  • World history of food and nutrition;
  • Gastronomic culture of the peoples of Russia and the Soviet Union: history, evolution, national peculiarities;
  • Historical forms of gastronomic practices;
  • Food in the space of the dialogue of cultures;
  • Food and eating patterns as factors shaping national consciousness and self-identification;
  • Food in literature and language;
  • Food as the object of artistic reflection;
  • Food and religion;
  • The Internet as a platform for gastronomic discussion;
  • Food in mass media;
  • Gastronomic aspects of tourism;
  • Food advertising: historical, cultural, regional and social aspects;
  • Modern business: tradition and innovation in food services.

The range of topics is not limited to those listed above. We will appreciate any interesting and constructive proposals on how to broaden the scope of the Symposium.

We welcome speakers from different backgrounds: academics, journalists, bloggers, entrepreneurs, restaurateurs, museum employees, advertising specialists and all those interested in food history and traditions.

The Symposium will feature a number of special events and meetings that will be announced later. Please check out updates on our website:

www.gastac.ru

 

The working languages of the Symposium

Russian, English

Registration

Registration for participants is necessary. Please submit your registration form before the 30th of September 2015 by e-mail: Этот адрес электронной почты защищён от спам-ботов. У вас должен быть включен JavaScript для просмотра.

Participation fee is 1500 RUB

Participation fee for the members of The Academy of Gastronomic Knowledge and Culture is 500 RUB

Support us

The inaugural History of Food and National Food Culture Symposium is a large-scale event which wouldn’t be organised without sponsor support. The conference will feature not only renowned academics but also practitioners in the area of gastronomic culture. Academic sessions will be accompanied by food and foodservice exhibitions. We invite interested sponsors to contact the Academic Secretary of the Symposium at: Этот адрес электронной почты защищён от спам-ботов. У вас должен быть включен JavaScript для просмотра.

or by phone: +7 (495) 7340260

Your support is very important to us!

 

Contact us

The Organizing Committee:

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Address: 31/1, Lomonosovskiy prospect, Moscow, Russia, 119192

Phone: +7 (495) 7340260; Phone/ fax: +7 (499) 783 02 64

The Academy of Gastronomic Knowledge and Culture: www.gastac.ru

 

Publications

Upon completion of the Symposium, submitted papers can be published in the Proceedings book, which will be assigned an ISBN and registered in the Russian Science Citation Index.

The publication of the paper must be paid for separately on a page-by-page basis, at the rate of 300 RUB per page (either full or fractional).

Selected papers will be published free of charge in the online journal of theAcademy of Gastronomic Knowledge and Culture.

 

Should you have any questions, please contact the Organizing Committee of the Symposium: Этот адрес электронной почты защищён от спам-ботов. У вас должен быть включен JavaScript для просмотра.

We are looking forward to meeting you at our Symposium!