published at 06/09/2017

International Convention

Sixth International Convention on Food History and Food Studies

Call for sessions and roundtables

31 May-4 June 2021


The usual architecture of our annual Convention has had to be reworked due to the ongoing disruption caused by the pandemic. As a consequence the IEHCA has decided to extend the deadline for further panel submissions to February 28.

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 sixth edition of its annual international convention, to be held from Monday 31 to Friday 5 June 2021.

The event is part of the ongoing activities organised by the Thematic Reasearch Network led by IEHCA and supported by the Centre-Val de Loire region in pursuit of its editorial policy, support for research and efforts to facilitate networking opportunities among Food Studies researchers.

Quite exceptionally, due to the unfolding Covid-19 epidemic, this event will be hosted exclusively in an online mode. 

In an equally exceptional way the call for contributions will be limited to fully developed panels and roundtables. This time around individual papers will not be allowed.

All proposals pertaining to Food Studies will be considered and all researchers are welcome (doctoral, post-doctoral, research lecturers, independent scholars etc.).  Ultimately the conference aspires to be a multi- and cross-disciplinary event, covering all historical periods: submissions from all of these fields will be considered: Download application form.

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 28 February 2021.

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

While no registration fee will be required all participants will have to be signed up.

N.B. We will be recording the sessions and roundtables in order to subsequently put them online.