Amsterdam Symposium on the History of Food 2017

Amsterdam Symposium on the History of Food 2017

17 November 2017

09:00-10:00

Registration and coffee

10:00-10:05

Welcome

10:05-10:30

Professor J.M. van Winter Stipendium

10:30-11:00

Key note lecture by Peter Klosse

11:00-12:30

Panel 1 – Taste and its Representations
Chair: Natalie Scholz
Nathalie Muller and Thomas A. Vilgis – The (early) History of Umami
Allen J. Greico – The Taste of Color: from medical knowledge to dietary choices in the long Middle Ages
Saar Niermeijer and Gaston Franssen – National Culinary Self-hatred as a Social Strategy: The Myth of Dutch Tastelessness

12:30-13:30

Lunch break

13:30-14:00

Caro Verbeek – In Search of Lost Scents

14:00-15:30

Panel 2 – Taste and Power
Chair: Irene Zwiep
Guy S. Duke – The Lingering Taste of Colonialism: Flavour and Status in a South American Archaeological Context
Liora Gvion – Old Tastes Rediscovered: Traditional Palestinian Cookery in Israel Getting Modern
Xiaoping Sun – Creating a Socialist Taste: Public Dining Halls in the Formation of Collective Identity

15:30-16:45

Tea Break

16:45-17:30

Prize-giving Ceremony of the 2016 Johannes van Dam Prize and the 2016 Joop Witteveen Prize

17:30-19:30

Drinks at Special Collections UvA

18 November 2017

09:00-09:30

Coffee

09:30-10:00

Joanita Vroom, Mink van IJzendoorn and Anouk Everts – A Matter of Taste: The Experiment of a ‘Byzantine Taste-lab’ Placed in Socio-Historican Context

10:00-11:00

Panel 3 – Networks and Public Tastes
Chair: Viktoria von Hoffmann
Jonas House – Sushi in the United States, 1945-1970: Supply, Demand, and Changing Public Tastes
Stefan Wahlen and Jessica Duncan – Classifying Taste – A Genealogy of Taste in Alternative Food Networks

11:00-12:00

Panel 4 – (In)authentic Tastes
Chair: Jessica Duncan
L. Sasha Gora – Some Like it Wild: An Analysis of Foraged Foods and Perceptions of Taste

12:00-12:30

Wrap-up by Viktoria von Hoffmann

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Afternoon Programme of the Foodie Festival at Special Collections of the UvA (festival starts at 12.30)