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International Interdisciplinary Conference
-28 June 2024

Food and Memory

International Interdisciplinary Conference

Organizer: InMind Support

Scientific Committee:
Professor Wojciech Owczarski – University of Gdańsk, Poland
Professor Polina Golovátina-Mora – NTNU, Norwegian University of Science and Technology




Researchers have long confirmed the importance of studying food-related issues in the past and in the present-day world. During our interdisciplinary conference, we are going to concentrate on the relationships between food and memory. In what sense – and in what circumstances – can food be regarded as an identity-building factor? What role does it play in shaping our individual and collective memories? How can food studies deepen our knowledge on the social and cultural aspects of our lives? Why are food memories so often related to important experiences of individuals and societies?

            We would like to discuss these and many other questions from a broad perspective, referring to the anthropological, psychological, sociological, historical, and esthetical research on food and memory. That is why we invite researchers representing various academic fields: anthropology, history, psychology, psychoanalysis, psychiatry, sociology, politics, philosophy, economics, law, memory studies, consciousness studies, literary studies, theatre studies, film studies, migration studies, gender studies, postcolonial studies, medical sciences, and cognitive sciences, to name w few.

            Different forms of presentations are encouraged, including case studies, theoretical inquiries, personal reflections, problem-oriented arguments, and comparative analyses.

            We will be happy to hear from both experienced scholars and young academics at the beginning of their careers, as well as doctoral and graduate students. We also invite all persons interested in participating in the conference as listeners, without giving a presentation.


Our repertoire of suggested topics includes but is not restricted to:

  1. Individual experiences:

  • Food memories

  • Individual food preferences

  • Food and identity

  • “You are what you eat”

  • Food and emotions

  • Food and affects

  • Food and abjection

  • Food and sickness

  • Food and mental health

  • Food and the materiality of memory

  • Food and nostalgia

  • Food and/as trauma

  • Food and ecstasy

  • Food and/as epiphany

  • Food in dreams


    2. Interpersonal experiences:

  • Food and love

  • Food and sex

  • Food and caregiving

  • Food and poisoning

  • Food as a tool of communication


   3. Collective experiences:

  • Food, memory and tradition

  • Food habits

  • Food ceremonies and rituals

  • Food taboos

  • Food and religions

  • Food and language

  • Food symbolism

  • Food and cultural/social identity

  • Culinary nationalisms

  • Multiculturalism of contemporary cuisines

  • Food and fashion

  • Food and social status

  • Food and inequalities

  • Food and genocides

  • Postmemory of food


4. Esthetical experiences:

  • Food and memory in literature, film, theatre and visuals arts

  • Food-related literary and cinematic genres

  • Food in the media

  • Food esthetics in popular culture

  • Good taste

Please submit abstracts (no longer than 300 words) of your proposed 20-minute presentations, together with a short biographical note, by 05 June 2024 to:  or by REGISTRATION FORM
Notification of acceptance will be sent by 08 June 2024.

The conference language is English.

As our online conference will be international, we will consider the different time zones of our Participants.
The conference will be held virtually via Zoom. Different forms of presentations (also posters) are available

In order to participate in the conference (as a speaker or an audience member) you need to pay a REGISTRATION FEE via bank transfer or PayPal:

PRESENTERS: EUR 35 or USD 40  or GBP 35 or PLN 130 - by 18 June 2024
AUDIENCE MEMBERS: EUR 20 or USD 25 or GBP 20 or PLN 70 - by 25 June 2024

We offer a discount for our returning Participants.

- LIVE access via individual link to all conference sessions (without installing any additional applications)
- the conference programme in PDF
- certificate of attendance  for Presenters and Audience Members (sent by email or/and by post)
- online community gathering
- easy access on any device (phone, tablet and computer) with the possibility to join or leave the conference at any time

Banking details:
Beneficiary name: InMind Support Beneficiary Address: Jelitkowski Dwor 4
Beneficiary Bank name: SANTANDER   
The SANTANDER Swift code is:  WBKPPLPP
Beneficiary Bank account numbers (IBAN):
Payment in PLN:           
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Payment in EUR:           
PL58 1090 2590 0000 0001 4259 8847     
Payment in USD: via PayPal - please ask for a special link     

In the description field, please quote your first and last name and a note " food conference".
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NOTE: PAYPAL PAYMENTS (USD, GBP or EUR) ARE ALSO ACCEPTED (on request) - Please ask for a  link.
3 months before the conference and more - 50%
from 3 months to 1 month - 75%             
1 month before the conference and less - 100%                 
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