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FO•CU•S

Center for Food Culture Studies

 

FOCUS, Center for Food Culture Studies is an interdisciplinary research center placed at Department of Anthropology, School of Culture and Society at Aarhus University.

Our purpose is to stimulate a broad field of research on food and culture drawing on media studies, anthropology, philosophy, literature, history and other disciplines from the humanities.

We organize seminars, workshops, Ph.d. Courses and other activities with the aim of generating a vibrant and vivid research milieu.

We stay in touch with the surrounding society, e.g. by working with museums, food- and film festivals, food companies and culinary entrepreneurs.

We invite all interested food-and-culture researchers to be part of the FOCUS Network, to follow our activities and/or take contact for arranging a research stay/visit at Aarhus University.

 

 

Partners & Projects with external funding

News & Activities

MAY 2019| MEET THE NETWORK: CHRIS KJELDSEN

We are glad to present yet another interview in the "Meet the Network" initiative with another of our brilliant affiliated members.

Here we introduce to you: Chris Kjeldsen!

Chris has a background in agricultural science and has an interesting view on where he would like to see food culture studies go in the future. Click the link to see his answers to our questions, we are sure you will enjoy his contributions. 

APRIL 2019| LECTURE: WHAT'S THE NAME OF THE CHEESE?

Are you also interested in cheese? 
Cheese-researcher Kasper Ostrowski is giving a lecture at 'Forskningens døgn' (the day of research) at Aarhus University on the 24th of April. The interesting lecture is called "What's the name of the cheese?".

Click the link to see more info about this lecture. 

APRIL 2019| MEET THE NETWORK: KASPER OSTROWSKI

Presenting our next interview in the "meet the network" initiative: here is Kasper Ostrowski!

Kasper is sharing with us his definition of 'food culture' and his current project with naming processes of a certain dairy product. Click the link to see the full interview. 

APRIL 2019| EVENT: ON TERROIR: CONNECTING PEOPLE, PLACE, AND TASTE

FOCUS & ProvenanceDK is proud to present this one day seminar with key speakers: Amy Trubek, Professor, Nutrition and Food Sciences and Faculty Director, Food Systems Graduate Program at Vermont University and Nefissa Naguib, Professor at Department of Social Anthropology, University of Oslo. The date and time is 11th of April from 13.00-16.30. Afterwards we are having a small wine reception where everyone is welcome to join! Click the link for full programme and info on how to sign up - it's free! 

MARCH 2019| MEET THE NETWORK: JONATAN LEER

Our next interview in the "meet the FOCUS network" initiative is up. This time we present to you: Jonatan Leer! 
This initiative is ment to spread some of the exciting knowledge, work and perspectives on food culture that is circulating in our food culture studies network, by asking our colleagues 6 simple questions about their work with and perspectives on food culture. 
Click the link to see what Jonatan Leer has to say about the importance of studies on the digitalization of food, how he has encouraged food consumers to think critically about cultural norms related to food in his work, and why his favorite dish is a french classic... 

FEBRUARY 2019| MEET THE NETWORK: CAITLIN MORGAN

As a way of spreading the interesting perspectives and knowledge on food culture studies that is produced and discussed within the FOCUS network we have started a new initiative for everyone to meet some of the knowledgeable people of the network. We will produce a series of short interviews with people from the FOCUS network for everyone to enjoy different perspectives on food culture studies, why it is important and views on where the studies should possibly go in the future. 
As the first to be presented from the FOCUS network, we hereby present: Caitlin Morgan! Click the link to read Morgans interesting answers. 

JANUARY 2019| HALF-DAY SYMPOSIUM: FOOD(ING)

Heather Paxson is the keynote speaker at this exciting half-day symposium on (and with) food, food studies, STS and anthropology. The date and time is January 23rd from 12-5.30 pm. Click the link for full programme and info on how to sign up - it's free! 

FALL 2019 | UPCOMING PUBLICATION

FOCUS is currently working together with Jordens Folk (ethnographic journal) to publish articles about MEAT, as a follow up on our MEAT & CULTURE seminar from september 2018. Click the link to read more about this activity, and to gain access to the call for papers. 

DECEMBER 2018| EVENT: FREMTID, MÅLTID, NUTID

Institute of Meals og FOCUS invites some dedicated scientist, chefs and people to an experimental day at Sostrup Slot. 

SEPTEMBER 2018 | EVENT: MEAT & CULTURE SEMINAR

9 researhers from Aarhus University presented their view on meat in a cultural perspective. 

SEPTEMBER 2017| EVENT: CREATIVE TASTEBUDS

Creative Tastebuds was an event that uncovered how our sense of taste affects our lives. Taste researchers, and savvies on architecture, gastronomy, design and writing rethought how we use and experience taste. 

Contact

Susanne Højlund Pedersen

Head of Center

etnosh@cas.au.dk

+45 8716 2125