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20th Cambridge Heritage Symposium

When May 10, 2019 01:00 PM to
May 11, 2019 05:00 PM
Where McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, Cambridge
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20th Cambridge Heritage Symposium 

In addition to its necessity for life, food serves as an unparalleled means through which to study the formation of identity within and between sociocultural groups. The embodied practices associated with cooking and the effect of taste as both a deeply individual and social experience bind groups together through space and time. This conference, by extension, aims to explore the role of tangible ingredients and foodstuffs and/or intangible foodways—defined as the cultural, social, and economic processes involved in the production and consumption of food—as cultural heritage at the individual, group and global levels.

CHS20 Grapes

View the CHS20 Call for Papers and Poster

Abstracts of no more than 300 words can be sent by 27 January 2019 to Rebecca Haboucha (


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The CHRC is a collaboration of six departments. This is symbolized through six stripes in Cambridge Blue in the CHRC logo. The mesh-work arising from the darker stripes represents the collaboration of the CHRC and the heritage field at large.