The Umbra Institute has announced a conference on the history and culture of Italian food for June 2012.
Since the beginning of the course The History and Culture of Food in Italy eight years ago, food studies at the Umbra Institute have always been more than just the typical “food&wine” courses. Food at Umbra is a rigorous academic pursuit, one which lies at the intersection of society, the state, and the market.
Building on the success of this inaugural semester of the Food Studies Program, the Institute has organized an international conference for scholars who use food as a lens to analyze larger cultural and political trends. The conference’s theme, “Italian Food: Fact & Fiction,” seeks to examine the last one hundred and fifty years of Italian history from various perspectives.
See the Food Conference: Perugia website for the Call for Papers and more details.