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FO•CU•S

Center for Food Culture Studies

 

WHAT IS FOCUS? 

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.

 

JUNE 2022| FOOD (OR) WASTE? seminar

FOCUS presents "Food (or) Waste" seminar - anthropological perspectives on food and waste. Join us for an inspiring day with new contributions to the classical debate on food waste.

NOVEMBER 2021| GUEST LECTURE

We look forward to welcoming Dr. Lily Kelting from FLAME University, India for the guest lecture on "Heritage foods in a globalized world: Indian culinary heritage and the New Nordic Cuisine". The guest lecture is arranges in collaboration with NAU. Click the link to read more and sign up!

NOVEMBER 2021| MIDDAG & FOREDRAG

Efter sommeren Creative Tastebuds konference inviterer Smag for livet, Institute of Meals, FOCUS, Syddjurs kommune, Region Midtjylland og Havhaverne Ebeltoft Vig til en aften med foredrag af Leder af Antropologi v. Aarhus Universtiet Susanne Højlund og Gastrofysiker ved Københavns Universitet Ole G. Mouritsen. Temaet er smag og bæredygtighed og bygger på formidlingen af de temaer og diskussioner der blev bragt op til årets Creative Tastebuds. Klik på linket for at læse mere arrangementet og tilmelding. 

AUGUST 2021| CREATIVE TASTEBUDS 2021

Do you remember Creative Tastebuds 2017? At this successful conference we explored how our brains and cultures collaborate on taste.

This year we have planned another extraordinary symposium at Maltfabrikken in Ebeltoft with the theme of sustainability and taste: How do we eat for both pleasure and planet? Visit the webpage to find out everything you need!

Contact

Susanne Højlund Pedersen

Head of Center

etnosh@cas.au.dk

+45 8716 2125