February 17, 2012

What's cooking? – Conference at SOAS

Bookings are now open for the Histories of Home SSN Fourth Annual Conference, What’s cooking? Food and eating at home, to be held on Friday 9th March 2012 at the Brunei Gallery, SOAS, London (9.30am – 5pm).

This conference will focus on food within the domestic setting in the UK. Papers will explore the changing feelings and meanings attached to kitchens; gender and identity issues around cooking, feeding and kitchens; the transmission of culinary knowledge as well as the impact of design and new technologies on the use of virtual and real foodspaces. There will also be a presentation on interpreting food preparation spaces and food consumption within a historic house setting. The conference programme reflects the interdisciplinary approach of the Histories of Home SSN and will draw on social geography, food history, sociology, social gerontology, design, digital and social anthropology as well as artistic and museum practice.

The Conference Keynote paper will be delivered by Professor Peter Jackson (University of Sheffield), Director of the recently completed three-year interdisciplinary research project, Changing Families, Changing Food, and currently Principal Investigator of the European Research Council-funded Consumer Culture in an Age of Anxiety research programme. The Conference is organised in association with the Wellcome Library.

Further programme information and booking details can be found at


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  • Really nice to have the opportunity to meet so many interested people! by Ellen on this entry

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