Amsterdam Symposium on the History of Food


The Amsterdam Symposium on the History of Food is the annual international point of assembly and an exchange of knowledge in the field of Food History in the Netherlands. It intends to stimulate debate and research that bridges the gap between different disciplines. Another aim is to transfer academic research to a wider public and stimulate research using the History of Food Collection of the Allard Pierson (Collections of the University of Amsterdam). The symposium is therefore targeted at both an academic and a professional audience.

We are delighted to announce that the Keynote lecture at this year’s ASHF will be delivered by Ewout Frankema, Professor and Chair of Rural and Environmental History at Wageningen University and research fellow of the UK Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). His research agenda focuses on a deeper understanding of the long-term comparative economic development of developing regions (Africa, Latin America, Asia) and the historical origins and nature of present-day global inequality.


This year's Symposium will be available both live in Amsterdam and online. Select your preferred option on the registration page.

We hope Covid regulation won’t interfere with the symposium. In case we cannot have a live event, the symposium will go ahead online. In that case, we will refund the difference in ticket price.




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