- Matinee lecture Dr. Nelleke Teughels: Mag het iets meer zijn? (28.06.2015)
FOST researcher Dr. Nelleke Teughels will present a matinee session titled 'Mag het iets meer zijn?' at the MIAT (Gent) (in Dutch). Click here for more information.
- Call for Papers Amsterdam Symposium on the History of Food (15.01.2016-16.01.2016).
Call for papers for the third edition of the Amsterdam Symposium on the History of Food. The title of next years edition is Fire, Knives and Fridges. The material culture of cooking tools and techniques. Applications should be sent by the deadline of 30 April 2015. Click here for more information.
- Call for Papers: Inter-disciplinary.Net's FOOD4: Constructing and Defining Food Practices (15.09.2015-17.09.2015).
The Inter-disciplinary.Net - network invites papers and panel proposal for the FOOD4: Constructing and Defining Food Practices conference (Mansfield College, Oxford) which is part of the Making Sense of: project. Deadline for abstracts is the 1st of May, 2015. Click here for more information.
- Trusting the hand that feeds you. Understanding the historical evolution of trust in food (07.09.2015-09.09.2015).
FOST research group will host the conference Trusting the hand that feeds you. Understanding the historical evolution of trust in food in Brussels from 7 to 9 September, 2015. Click here to visit the conference website.
- New book: Teughels, N., Scholliers, P. (eds.) (2015). A Taste of Progress: Food at International and World Exhibitions in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, Ashgate Publishing.
New book edited by Nelleke Teughels and Peter Scholliers: A Taste of Progress: Food at International and World Exhibitions in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries published by Ashgate. Click here for more information.
Registration is open for the Amsterdam Symposium on the History of Food (16.01.2015 - 17.01.2015)
Registration for the Amsterdam Symposium on the History of Food (16 and 17 January 2015). The topic of this year's edition is Food, Hunger and Conflict. Keynote speech by Josep L. Barona. Click here for more information and registration.
(16.10.2014) Master Class Food in Prison
FOST researcher An-Sofie Vanhouche organises the Master class 'Food in Prison' on the 16th of Octobre, 2014 at Faro, Brussels. Click here for more information or to apply.
(01.09.2014) Paper presentations by FOST Researchers
Filip Degreef will present a paper titled 'A Making Sense: New Food Technologies and Trust in Food (1960-1995)' at the 3rd Global Conference of inter-disciplinary.net at Mansfield College, Oxford (15.09.2014-17.09.2014). Click here for more information.
Dr. Anneke Geyzen will present her PhD dissertation titled '‘Culinaire vererfgoeding in Vlaanderen tussen 1945 en 2000. Een historisch-gastrolinguïstische analyse?’ on the 18th of September in Leuven as a part of the ICAG seminars (in Dutch). Click here or here for more information and registration.
Professor Peter Scholliers will present the paper 'Restaurants économiques de Bruxelles: la bourgeoisie affamée dans un pays occupé, 1914-1918' at the Journées d'études: Manger et Boire entre 1914 & 1918 at Dijon. Click here for more information (French)
27.03.2014 - Call for Papers 2015 Amsterdam Symposium on the History of Food (16.01.2015-17.01.2015)
New Call for Papers for the 2015 Amsterdam Symposium on the History of Food. The central topic for this years edition will be Food, Hunger and Conflict. The Amsterdam Symposium is the result of a collaboration between the Special Collections, UvA, the Institute of Culture and History, UvA, and the research group on Social & Cultural Food Studies (FOST). Deadline for abstracts is the 15th of May 2014. Click here for more information.
13.03.2014 - FOST presentations.
The next round of FOST presentation will be held on Thursday the 13th of March, 2014 (starting at 15.30). Presentations will be held by Filip Degreef (Food Quality, Safety, and Trust since 1950: Societal Controversy and Biotechnological Challenges) and Jon Verriet (Canned food, mediation and food pratices). Contact Filip Degreef for more information.
17.01.2014 - Cooking Up the Low Countries: Visual and Textual Representations of Culinary Cultures in Belgium and the Netherlands
On the 17th of January 2014 the Special Collections of the Universiteit van Amsterdam and FOST are organizing the first edition of The Amsterdam Symposium on the History of Food in the Low Countries. This year's topic is "Cooking up the Low Countries: Visual and Textual Representations of Culinary Culture in Belgium and the Netherlands (16th-21st century)". Registration is open until the 1st of December 2013.
12.11.2013 - Doctoral thesis
On the 12th of November 2013 Maureen Duru is defending her PhD thesis entitled 'Identities in diaspora. Food traditions and innovations of Nigerians in Belgium, 1970 to the present'. Click here for more information.
17.05.2013 - International Colloquium on Disgust: History, Language, Politics and Aesthetics of a Complex Emotion - Histoire, Langage, Politique et Esthétique d'une Emotion Plurielle.
From the 22nd until the 24th of May the Centre Interdisciplinaire de Poétique Appliquée (CIPA) of the University of Liège will organise an international and interdisciplinary colloquium on Disgust. Click here for mor information.
04.04.2013 - Food and hospitals: an historical perspective
On the 26th and 27th of April 2013 the University of Birmingham, in collaboration with FOST, organizes the international conference 'Food and hospitals: an historical perspective' in Brussels. Click here for more information.
04.04.2013 - Masterclass Loïc Bienassis
09.11.2012 - Interview with chef Dominique Michou
On Friday, November 9th, 2012 FOST and FARO welcome Dominique Michou, Belgian chef at L'Alban Chambon (Hotel Métropole) for a talk on the current gastronomic cuisine, his education and the influence it has had on him and his career.
November 9th, 2012: 14u-16u
FARO, Priemstraat 51, 1000 Brussel
Registration: €3, free for students
12.10.2012 - Masterclass Hervé This
On Friday the 12th of October, 2012 Prof. Dr. Hervé This - in collaboration with FOST and FARO - is giving a Masterclass on molecular gastronomy entitled “Que mangerons-nous demain? Comment la discipline scientifique qu’est la gastronomie moléculaire conduit à des propositions de réponses.” Click here for more information.
09-10.02.2012 - FOST Conference
On February 9 and 10, 2012, FOST will be organizing a conference entitled 'A Taste of Home. Food, identity, place and memory in Europe from a historical perspective (19th-20th centuries)'. Please find the Call for Papers here.
16-17.12.2011 - FOST Conference
On December 16 and 17, 2011, FOST will be organizing the conference 'Labour, Labour Relations and Occupational Identities in Hotels, Restaurants and Cafes (18th-20th centuries)'. More information can be found here.
1.12.2011 - Lecture Karen Arijs
From December 1st until December 3rd, the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and the Social Sciences (NIAS) organises a colloquium on "The Construction of Local Identities through Culture and Language in the Dutch Province of Limburg". Karen Arijs will present a paper titled "Public celebrations and (food) consumption as proxy for the study of identity in cross-border-region Limburg: a suitable approach?" Click here for more information.
13-16.09.2011 - Lecture Anneke Geyzen
From 13 until 16 September 2011, the International Commission for Research into European Food History (ICREFH) organises its 12th colloquium. This year's theme focuses on 'The History of the European Food Industry in the nineteenth and the first half of the twentieth century'. FOST member Anneke Geyzen will present a paper titled 'The representation of food preservation types in Flemish women's magazines, 1945-1960'.
Click here for Anneke's presentation.
Click here for the conference programme.
13.09.2011 - Lecture Nathalie Parys
On Tuesday, September 13th, the Centre for Material Texts in Cambridge will be hosting a workshop entitled Eating Words: Text, Image, Food. FOST member Nathalie Parys will talk about 'Using cookbooks as historical sources: obstacles and challenges'.
Click here for Nathalie's presentation.
Click here for the workshop's programme.
09.09.2011 - Ph.D. defense Nelleke Teughels
On Friday, September 9th (3pm) FOST member Nelleke Teughels' Ph.D. defense will take place. Her dissertation is entitled: 'Smaakvolle boodschappen: archeologisch onderzoek naar iconografie, materiële cultuur en identiteit in de Belgische kleinhandel, ca. 1870-1940'.
Click here to see the invitation.
Please rsvp via email.
02.08.2011 - Lecture Sarah Daniels
16.06.2011 - Lecture Anneke Geyzen
At the conference 'Food and Drink: their Social, Political and Cultural Histories' in Preston (UK), Anneke Geyzen will talk about 'What's in a name? Recipes and geographical connotations in postwar Flanders'.
01.05.2011 - Lecture Peter Scholliers
On May 1st, the 'Day of Cultural Heritage' will take place. FOST member Peter Scholliers will talk about 'Bettelman en pain à la grecque: armeluiskost op rijke tafels'.
For more information and the complete programme, click here.
08.04.2011 - Lecture Karen Arijs
On April 8th, FOST member Karen Arijs will talk about the construction of identity in Belgian and Dutch Limburg (19th and 20th centuries).
Click here for more information.
07.02.2011 - Masterclass FOST
On 7 February 2011, dr. Alain Drouard and FOST will organize a masterclass titled 'Histoires des cuisiniers et de la cuisine en France (XIXe - XXe siècles)'.
- Practical information: 3-6pm, room 5C402 (professors' room at the Faculty of Arts - VUB).
- Dr. Drouard is directeur de recherche CNRS, associated with the Centre Roland Mousnier (Paris) and chairman of ICREFH (International Commission for Research into European Food History). He has published several books amongst which Histoire des cuisiniers en France (XIXe - XXe siècle) (Paris: CNRS Editions, 2004, herdruk 2007), Les Français et la table: Alimentation, cuisine et gastronomie du Moyen Age à nos jours (Paris: Ellipses, 2005), and together with Jean-Pierre Williot, he has edited Histoire des innovations alimentaires, XIXe et XXe siècles (Paris: L’Harmattan, 2007).
Dr. Drouard is one of the few historians in the world who has researched labour market, hierarchies, migrations, unions and strikes of personnel working in hotels, cafés and restaurants.
- The masterclass entails three parts: a lecture by A. Drouard (in French), a practical excercise (based on a text or photo) and a debate (in French or English).
10-11.12.2010 - FOST Colloquium
On 10 and 11 December 2010, FOST will organize its yearly colloquium. This year the theme is "Food: Convergence and Divergence in Europe since 1800 (Cuisine of Elites, Bourgeois, and Middle Classes)."
Click here for more information.
To register, please click here.
30.11.2010 - Lecture about eating habits in Roman Antiquity
On November 30, professor Paul Erdkamp will be giving a lecture about eating habits in Roman Antiquity.
More information can be found here.
12.11.2010 and 16.11.2010 - FOST during the Week of Taste
This year too, FOST will be participating in the Week of Taste in Flanders (November 11-November 21). On November 12, Patricks Keuken in Ninove will be the stage for several lectures about 'forgotten vergetables'. Lecturers are Anneke Geyzen, Olivier de Maret, Nelleke Teughels and Daniëlle De Vooght. More information can be found here. On November 16, Peter Scholliers will be taking about 'Belgian cuisine' in Aalst. More information can be found here.
Registration is necessary. Please refer to the previously mentioned websites.
04.06.2010 - FOST Masterclass
22.04.2010 - FOST Ph.D. defense
On April 22, 2010, FOST member Daniëlle De Vooght will defend her dissertation entitled 'Display at the Dining Table? Culinary Networks of Power at the Belgian Royal Court of the Nineteenth Century'. This research is a part of the FOST research programme on convergence and divergence in European food habits.
06.03.2006 - FOST goes online (in English)
As of today, the FOST website is also available in English!!! This website aims to provide information about social and cultural food studies, on both a national and international level. You can get to know the FOST members, learn about FOST research activities, read about publications and take a look at interesting food websites.
So be our guest, and take a look around...