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

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