The SOAS Food Studies Centre, SOAS Food Forum, 2nd Term 2013-2014

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The SOAS Food Studies Centre 

SOAS Food Forum

 2nd Term 2013-2014

Fridays 13:15-14:45

 Room 4426, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG

(No bookings taken)

The SOAS Food Forum is open to any member or associate member of the Centre. Bookings are not taken. Joining the Centre as an associate member is free of charge, and includes subscription to the Centre email list on which Centre events and other items of interest to Centre members are announced. Requests for membership, including name, email address (to be used for Centre email subscription only), institutional affiliation (if any), and details of interest in Food Studies, should be sent to the Centre Chair, Professor Harry G West, at 

10 January

Giovanni Orlando, PhD in Anthropology, Goldsmiths, University of London

Searching for Sustainability Cultures: Organic Food, Technological Risk and Limits


17 January

Johan Pottier, Emeritus Professor of Anthropology, and Professorial Research Associate, Food Studies Centre, SOAS, University of London

Food Insecurity and the Urban Poor: Kampala and Lilongwe Compared


24 January

Ina Zweiniger-Bargielowska, Professor of History, University of Illinois at Chicago

‘Not a Complete Food for Man’: The Controversy about White vs. Wholemeal Bread in Interwar Britain


31 January

Birgit Müller, Senior Researcher, Laboratoire d’Anthropologie des Institutions et des Organisations Sociales (Paris)

The Temptation of Nitrogen: FAO Guidance for Food Sovereignty in Nicaragua


7 February

Deborah Johnston, Reader in Development Economics, and Member of the Food Studies Centre, SOAS, University of London

Making the Right Connections? ‘Agri-Health’ and the Forging of a New Discipline


14 February (Reading Week) – no seminar


21 February

Jonathan Harwood, Emeritus Professor of the History of Science & Technology, Centre for the History of Science, Technology & Medicine, University of Manchester

Rethinking the History of the Green Revolution: What Can We Learn from its Precursors and its Successors?


28 February

Nuno Domingos, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Instituto de Ciências Sociais, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal, and Research Associate, Food Studies Centre, SOAS, University of London

Portuguese Wine in the Global Market: London and Maputo


7 March

Damian Maye, Reader in Agri-Food Studies, Countryside and Community Research Institute, University of Gloucestershire

Global and local food chains: a multi-dimensional analysis of their performance in different spheres of UK food governance


14 March

Katharina Graf, Doctoral Candidate in Anthropology, and Research Student Member, Food Studies Centre, SOAS, University of London

Domestic Cooking in Marrakech’s Medina


21 March

Elizabeth Saleh, Doctoral Candidate in Anthropology, Goldsmiths, University of London

A Home in the Vineyards: Changing Ideas of House and Kinship in the Kefraya village of the West Bekaa in Lebanon

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