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Summer University dedicated to Food & Drink Studies

Cancellation of the 2020 edition

We are sorry to have to announce that because of the Coronavirus epidemic, the European Institute for the History and Culture of Food has decided to not go through with the eighteenth summer university on Food and Drink Studies that was meant to be held August 23-30, 2020. 

We are the first to be disappointed to have to give up on this event we are so much invested in and very much hope that we will be meeting again next year, in August 2021, in better circumstances.

The academic co-directors
Pierre-Antoine DESSAUX, Professor in history, University of Tours (France)
Bruno LAURIOUX, Professor in history, University of Tours (France)
Sara PENNELL, Senior Lecturer in Early Modern British history, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Greenwich (UK)
Ever since 2003, a week-long summer university dedicated to food history and culture has been held each year in Tours.

Its aim is to help and encourage students and junior researchers to pursue their chosen paths by enabling them to mix with established academics, who are all distinguished specialists.

This event aims to create links between researchers and students from different countries and different backgrounds so as to enable them to meet each other outside any disciplinary barriers. The objective is to promote student and teacher mobility in order to create a real European food culture-related academic space.

This summer school program is part of the Thematic Research Network piloted by IEHCA (2019-2022) and supported by :