“2nd Symposium: Food, Memory & Identity in Greece & in the Diaspora”

This conference seeks to address questions surrounding Greek food, drink, foodways, cuisines and recipes and their relationship with identity (individual, class, group, regional, ethnic, national etc) and memory through the ages.

The symposium will be hosted in Amari (Rethymnon, Crete) on 20-21 July 2013.

The Organizing Committee welcomes original contributions from scholars and professionals in the fields of humanities and social sciences (such as archaeology, ethnoarchaeology, anthropology, sociology, history, crosscultural studies, education, ethics, women studies, literature, philology and so on), ethnobotanologists, artists, activists, food practitioners.

Instructions for submitting abstracts for oral / poster presentation or visual exhibition:

The title, an abstract of no more than 300 words (in either Greek or English) together with a no more of 100-word biography of the speaker (in either Greek or English) should be submitted by Μarch 30, 2013 to [email protected]. In the e-mail subject please write “Symposium”.

Oral presentations will be 15 minutes long.

Both graduate and postgraduate students are strongly encouraged to attend the symposium and present their work in the form of a poster. (The title, an abstract of no more than 70 words – in either Greek or English- together with a no more of 100-word bio -in either Greek or English- should be submitted by Μarch 30, 2013 to [email protected]. In the e-mail subject please write “Symposium”.)

The symposium languages are Greek and English.

Information for poster presentation and visual exhibitions:

Presenters and artists are responsible for preparing their posters with the title and name(s) of author(s) or artist(s).

Size of the poster: max. H: 1,20 m, max. W: 0,80 m.

The title should be readable at a distance of 2 meters and text should be easily readable from a distance of 1 meter.

Area: lecture hall.


All persons wishing to present an oral talk or a poster must complete a registration form and return it by March 10 to [email protected].

The symposium is open to the public, but registration for non-presenting attendees is required.

There is no charge for the symposium. Moreover, refreshments, snacks and two dinners are also provided at no charge.