2016 International Symposium History of Food and National Food Culture

Lomonosov Moscow State University
Faculty of Foreign Languages and Area Studies
The Centre for Cross-Cultural Studies
The Academy of Gastronomic Knowledge and Culture

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

2016 International Symposium

History of Food and National Food Culture

27th – 29th of October 2016

 

2016 Special Theme: Pulses in Russian Food Culture

Third International Symposium on the History of Food and National Food Culture is a unique academic event in Russia, focusing on the history of food and eating traditions of different nations. This year the Symposium will be dedicated to Pulses in Russian Food Culture as a part of the International Year of Pulses, declared by The 68th UN General Assembly.

 

Symposium Agenda

The conference will focus on the following areas:
  • Pulses in Russian Food Culture;
  • 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

 

Download application form

 

 

Working languages Registration Registration fee
Russian, English

Please, submit before September 30, 2016.

Submit by e-mail:

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For Contributors: 1500 RUB

For the members of the Academy: 500 RUB

We aim 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.

 

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. , Этот адрес электронной почты защищён от спам-ботов. У вас должен быть включен JavaScript для просмотра.

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We are looking forward to meeting you at our Symposium!

 

 

Contacts

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

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