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Activities in FOCUS

April 2019

P.h.D seminar: "Food Culture and the Human Terroir"

The 8th of april, FOCUS, in collaboration with professor Amy Trubek and professor Nefissa Naguib, held a P.h.D seminar with the theme: “Food Culture and the Human Terroir: Producing, cooking, presenting and eating food as cultural activities” 

The seminar explored the food system as it develops through the collective engagement of people with local knowledge, and the papers included represented different parts of the food system and discussions on how local knowledge and food practices can be seen as a place and context specific engagement (perhaps a kind of ‘human terroir’) shaping the conditions for local food systems. 
 

A special thanks to our two guests (titel) Amy Trubek  and (titel) Nefissa Naguib for contributing to the seminar, and the P.h.D students that joined us on this day. 

If you are more interested, please contact our head of center Susanne Højlund for more information. 

December 2018

Fremtid, Måltid, Nutid (Future, Meal, Present)

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

Our wish is that this day will create inspiration, foundation and interdisciplinary cooperations, with the goal of developing a Biennale for Meals, which will be held in june 2019.


Latest News & Upcoming Activities

DECEMBER 2019| CELEBRATION OF JORDENS FOLK: KØD

FOCUS is host at the celebration for the newly published ethnographic journal "Jordens Folk" theme number about meat. This theme number was inspired by our seminar about meat and culture in fall 2018. Click here to go to the activitiescalender, where you can read much more about the celebration. Join us!

NOVEMBER 2019| AT FORMIDLE MAD I TID (CANCELLED)

FOCUS and The House of Food at The Green Museum invites to a day about dissemination of food culture on the 13th of November. The day will focus on how TIME is a part of the dissemination of knowledge on museums. We have invited several professionals in this fields and are looking forward to an inspirational and educational day. Click here to read more about the speakers, the programme for the day, and how to sign up! (attention: language is Danish only) 

MAY 2020| CREATIVE TASTEBUDS 2020

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

If you do not remember or did not attend the event, check out our "activities" section or go directly to the webpage of the event (press link)... But why are we reminding you of this earlier conference? Because we are excited to announce that we, together with Institute of Meals and Taste for Life, are planning a new Creative Tastebuds conference - this time with the highly relevant theme: Sustainability! Stay tuned here, on the Creative Tastebuds webpage, and our FOCUS facebook page for more info. The official webpage will be updated regularly. 

SEPTEMBER 2019| CIRCUMFERENCE2019

CIRCUMFERENCE 2019 is an international seminar on sourdough that connects research, dissemination and gastronomy. The seminar is a pre-event to this year's Food Festival in Aarhus, and we have invited an interesting mix of people from different disciplines and with different interests. Click here to read more about CIRCUMFERENCE 2019, and stay tuned for updates on outcomes of the seminar

MAY-JUNE 2019| MÅLTIDETS_BIENNALE19

The meal(time) is a time where people meet. It is a time that we share. A continuously changing space. 

In connection with European Culture-region's culture festival "Genopdag" in June 2019, Institute of Meal hosts the first ever biennale of meals. The Biennale in 2019 is centered around the topics "Time" and "Meal".

Måltidets_biennale19 is curated by Jakob Vinkler from Institute of Meals and FOCUS, together with Europæisk Gastronomi Region, are close collaborators in this proces. 

Click the elaborated description above in the activities section, to read more about the biennale. 

APRIL 2019| WORKSHOP: FERMENTATION AT EBELTOFT GÅRDBRYGGERI

In April, FOCUS co-hosted a workshop on fermentation, in collaboration with Institute of Meals in the beautiful surroundings at Ebeltoft Gårdbryggeri. 

At the workshop 20 passionate fermentation- and taste enthusiasts met to be inspired by the two international scientists: Professor Amy Trubek (Department of Nutrition and Food Science at University of Vermont) and Professor Nefissa Naguib (Oslo University) and by each other.

Click the link on the more elaborated description of the event bove here, to read more about this beautiful exciting day!

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! 

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

Heather Paxon 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. The articles will be published in the Jordens Folk journal in fall 2019. Stay tuned!