Wednesday, June 5, 2019

4:15 pm Welcome: Dan Bender, Simone Cinotto, Hasia Diner, Krishnendu Ray

4:30 pm Peliti’s Vermut, A Case in Food Mobilities

4:40 pm MoG-WFCM students, Cuisine Flows Infographic Project

4:50 pm Edward Mukiibi (Slow Food International), The Mobility of Coffee Varieties in East Africa and Sustainable Development

5:00 pm Plenary: Donna Gabaccia, Global Cities, Local Foods: The Challenge of the National


Thursday, June 6, 2019

9:30 am Welcome Remarks: Rector Andrea Pieroni

9:45 am Opening Remarks: Dan Bender, Simone Cinotto, Hasia Diner, Krishnendu Ray

10:00 am Guest speaker: Stefano Liberti

10:20 am Presidential Address: President Carlo Petrini

10:45 am Coffee Break

11:00 am Session 1 – Craft, Ingredients, and Commodities

Discussant: Dan Bender

Jeffrey Pilcher – The Globalization of Craft Beer

Sarah Elton – Bitter Melon and Bottle Gourd: Growing Urban Food Sovereignty in the Diaspora at the Time of the Anthropocene

Carl Ipsen – From Cloth Oil to Extra Virgin: The Changing Meaning of Italian Olive Oil in Recent Centuries

2:30 pm Session 2 – Cuisines, Taste, and the Senses

Discussant: Krishnendu Ray

Daniel Bender, How to Write an Around-the-World Cookbook: Myra Waldo and Post-World War II American Fascination with Non-Western Cuisine

Nicola Perullo, Haptic Taste as an Ecological Task: A Proposal for a Glocally Engaged Perception

Signe Rousseau, Food Representations on the Move

4:00 pm Coffee Break

4:15 pm Session 3 – Imperial Mobilities

Discussant: Donna R. Gabaccia

Kathleen Burke, Gendered and Classed Mobilities at the Dutch Colonial Table

Lisa Haushofer, Out of Place: Mobile Food and Nutritional Theories in mid-19th Century Britain

Jayeeta Sharma, Global and Local Tea Mobilities: Borderlands, Empires, Post-Colonial Alternatives

Simone Cinotto, Fascist Coffee, Imperial Bananas: Economies, Practices, and Imaginaries of Food in Italian East Africa


Friday, June 7, 2019

9:30 am Session 4 – Nation, Diaspora, Nostalgia

Discussant: Hasia Diner

Sandra Mendiola-Garcia, Miners’ Pastes: From Cornwall to Mexico

Ina Vandebroek, Transnational Journeys and Cultural Heritage: The Caribbean Food-Medicine Nexus

Heather R. Lee, Making Trayf Safe: Conflict and Resolution between Jews and Chinese in Turn of the Century New York

11:00 am Coffee Break

11:15 am Session 5 – Urban/Rural Foodscapes

Discussant: Jeffrey Pilcher

Krishnendu Ray, Rethinking Street Food: Delhi

Jennifer Shutek, Unpacking Sabich: The Migrations of an Iraqi Shabbat Dish

Elizabeth Hull, How Mobility and Immobility Is Shaping South Africa’s Food Retail Landscape

2:30 pm Session 6 – Labor and Migrant Economies

Discussant: Simone Cinotto

Hasia Diner, Foodscapes and Streetscapes: Urban Life and Immigrant Merchants in America

Koby Song-Nichols, How to Save Sweet and Sour: Chinese Canadian Restaurateurs and the Fight for Toronto’s Chinatown

Maria Giovanna Onorati, Gastronomy as a Field of Social Inclusion for People on Forced Mobility


Saturday, June 8, 2019

9:30 am Round Table on Digital and Publications (with Jeffrey Newman)


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