The François Rabelais University and the European Institute of the History and Cultures of Food (IEHCA) organize the seventh European Summer University in Tours, France, 30 August to 6 September 2009. The closing date for registration is postponed to 10 June 2009.


Paradigm shifts, approaches and theories in the social sciences

The 2009 European Summer University will tackle a fundamental topic that touches upon the very core of scientific research in food: the theories, methods, and approaches. Because of the multiple recent innovations, questionings and contributions, this topic has become extremely important. Hence, to the study of the history and culture of food, multidisciplinarity has become obligatory. However, this richness has led to doubting the identity, methods, approaches and aim of this new field. This has become more pressing in recent years because of the amplification of disciplines that convene in food studies. The European Summer University presents renowned experts who will teach and discuss turns that occurred in sociology, history, ethnology, literary studies, media studies and archaeology, in order to explore the many roads of food studies.

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