Amsterdam Symposium on the History of Food

Symposium on the History of Food

(Post)colonial foodways: creating, negotiating, and resisting transnational food systems

registration is now open for the sixth edition of the Amsterdam Symposium on the History of Food

Friday, 15 November – Saturday 16 November 2019

Venue: Aula of the University of Amsterdam, Singel 411, 1012 XM Amsterdam.
Symposium fee is €90 (until 15 September €75)
reduced fee €45 (students, Friends of the Special Collections UvA)
Since places are allotted on a first-come, first-serve basis, please register as early as possible.


We are particularly delighted to announce that the Keynote lecture at this year’s ASHF will be delivered by Katarzyna Cwiertka, Professor of Modern Japan Studies at Leiden University, author of Modern Japanese Cuisine: Food, Power and National Identity (Reaktion Books 2006), Cuisine, Colonialism and Cold War: Food in Twentieth Century Korea (Reaktion Books 2012) and Himerareta washokushi (Shinsensha 2016).

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The Amsterdam Symposium on the History of Food is supported by the Amsterdam School for Historical Studies – University of Amsterdam, Bibliotheken Eemland, Carrera Culinair, Cormet, De l’Europe, Fontaine Uitgeverij, Huizinga Instituut, Nijgh Cuisine, Stichting Gastronomische Bibliotheek, Terra, Rural & Environmental History Group – Wageningen University & Research and Allard Pierson |Collections of the University of Amsterdam.