SOAS Food Studies Centre - Events
The SOAS Food Studies Centre organises the SOAS Food Forum (a weekly seminar series held in terms 1 and 2), the SOAS Food Studies Distinguished Lectures, and a number of workshops, conferences and special events annually.
- Food Fights: Food Sovereignty, Regulation and Transition in Canada and the USA
Dr. Colin Anderson, Research Fellow, Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience, Coventry University
- From Arak To Za’Atar: Jerusalem and its many culinary traditions
Modern Jerusalem is unique: it is a city where ancient history and recent events constantly interact – with great intimacy and intensity – and thus shape every aspect of the daily realities of its citizens. Join the SOAS Food Studies Centre to welcome Yotam Ottolenghi to SOAS for this distinguished lecture.
- Culinary Tourism, Gender and (Re)construction of Local Food Cultures in Southern Mexico (Oaxaca)
Dr. Renata Hryciuk, Assistant Professor, Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, University of Warsaw
- Arts and Humanities Postgraduate Open Evening
Representatives from departments across the Faculty of Arts and Humanities will be available to answer your questions about postgraduate studies at SOAS.
- Making an Empire: A Story of Milk in Three Parts
Dr. Yoriko Otomo, Lecturer, School of Law, and Member of the Food Studies Centre, SOAS, University of London
- Globally Branding Japanese Cuisine
Prof. Theodore C. Bestor, Reischauer Institute Professor of Social Anthropology and Japanese Studies, Harvard University
- Finding Women in the Professional Kitchen: An Ethnography of La Cuisine des Mères Lyonnaises
Dr. Rachel Black, Fellow, Collegium de Lyon, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon
- How Grains Domesticated Us
James C. Scott (Sterling Professor of Political Science and Professor of Anthropology and Co-Director of the Agrarian Studies Program, Yale University)
In this lecture, Scott asks how homo sapiens came, only in the last 5% of its long career on the planet, to live in concentrated heaps of people, grain, and domesticated animals and, later, to be governed by units we call states. He will argue that virtually all classical states were based on grains, which are suited to concentrated production, tax assessment, cadastral surveys, storage, and rationing.