• Digital event
  • 5 days of plenaries & parallel sessions

6th International Conference on Food History and Food Studies
31 May - 4 June 2021

Place Plumereau - Tours © Sebastien Andrei

Scientific Committee:

LOÏC BIENASSIS (Institut Européen d’Histoire et des Cultures de l’Alimentation, Tours, France)
ALLEN J. GRIECO (Villa I Tatti, Harvard University, Florence, Italy)
FRANÇOISE SABBAN (Présidente du conseil scientifique de l’Institut Européen d’Histoire et des Cultures de l’Alimentation, Tours, France)



What about?

The International Conference on Food History and Cultures is now in its 6th year

After a difficult year for everyone and a cancelled 2020 edition, we are happy to see you again, albeit virtually, for the Sixth International Conference on Food History and Studies.

This event is being held over six days and brings together nearly 200 researchers from all continents. As you all know, this annual gathering has become a benchmark academic event, a place for people to meet, and key forum for all those working for a better understanding of food as a social fact. We are pleased to have made this event a place at the forefront of what is being done in the field of Food Studies, a place where you can make your work known and shared it, a place where you can build and enrich your network.

This annual conference corresponds to one of the essential objectives of our Institute: getting Food Studies fully recognized as an autonomous disciplinary field and supporting research developments in this domain.

Download the official program (PDF)


Our plenaries speakers

Keynotes speakers
Paul Freedman

Professor of History, Yale University

Is there such a thing as American Cuisine?
Chantal Crenn

Professor of Anthropology, Montpellier University

Aliments et mangeurs en circulations entre créativités et contraintes



Recorded Sessions


Thanks to our supports




IEHCA would like to thank the Centre-Val de Loire region, the City of Tours and the University of Tours for their support.
We also thank all the researchers who gave us the pleasure of taking part in this event.

📢L'IEHCA recherche un(e) animateur(trice) en vacation pour accompagner la responsable de la bibliothèque gourmande à l'accueil et à l'animation du lieu.
Date limite des candidatures : dimanche 15 août

Dans le cadre du festival "Arrière-cuisines", gastronomie et cinéma, Tours : deux documentaires diffusés Villa Rabelais : "Vitis Prohibita" (10/07) et "Mondo Vino" (11/07). Inscrivez-vous ! Projections suivies d'un débat et d'une dégustation commentée :

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