published at 06/09/2017

International Convention

Sixth International Convention on Food History and Food Studies

4-5 june 2020 – Tours (France)

Call for papers and sessions

We are pleased to announce that the European Institute for Food History and Cultures (the IEHCA, Institut Européen d’Histoire et des Cultures de l’Alimentation) is organizing the fifth edition of its annual international convention, to be held on Thursday 4 and Friday 5 June 2020 in Tours (France). The event is part of the ongoing activities organised by the IEHCA over the past fifteen years in pursuit of its editorial policy, support for research and efforts to facilitate networking opportunities among Food Studies researchers.

All proposals pertaining to Food Studies will be considered and all researchers are welcome (doctoral, post-doctoral, academics at all levels, independent scholars etc).  Ultimately the conference aspires to be a multi- and cross-disciplinary event, covering all historical periods.

Two types of submission, with free choice of subject, will be accepted:

  • Individual submissions
  • Submissions for “panel” sessions on a given theme

Submissions will be reviewed and selected by the IEHCA’s academic committee.


Sessions will last 90 minutes in all. They should comprise a chair and two papers of 30 minutes each in length or three papers of 20 minutes. Papers may be presented in English or French. Chairs will not be permitted to read a paper in a session they moderate.

We would be grateful if you circulated this invitation to anybody who might be interested.

The deadline for sending submissions is 15 November 2019.

Submissions and any questions should be sent to Loïc Bienassis and Allen Grieco: and  

Acceptances will be sent as soon as possible after 15 December 2019.

Please take note that conference participants' expenses cannot be covered in whole or in part by the IEHCA.

Registration fee – 25 euros for non-tenured candidates/50 euros for tenured candidates. This fee includes attendance at a cocktail party held the first night of the conference. No refund possible in case of a no show.

Payment of the fee is due once your submission has been accepted and before the publication of the programme. It is not refundable in case of withdrawal.