The Institut Européen d’Histoire et des Cultures de l’Alimentation (IEHCA, European Institute for
the History and Cultures of Food) was set up in 2001 by the French Ministry of National Education,
Higher Education and Research in partnership with the Centre-Val de Loire region and Université
François-Rabelais in Tours. A scientific and cultural development agency, we seek to encourage
university research and teaching in connection with “food cultures and heritages” in the humanities
and social sciences.