Symposia of Australian Gastronomy Archive

Pierre-Auguste Renoir  Luncheon of the Boating Party, 1880-1881
Pierre-Auguste Renoir Luncheon of the Boating Party, 1880-1881

Symposia of Australian Gastronomy Archive

The remarkable record of past symposia are gathering here as Programs, Proceedings, Reports and photographs become available.

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1 The Upstart Cuisine Adelaide 12-13 March 1984
2 Foodism: Philosophy or Fad Adelaide 21 September-1 October 1985
3 A Multiculinary Society Melbourne 8-10 March 1987
4 Food in Festivity Sydney 16-18 October 1988
5 The Pleasures of the Table Adelaide 10-13 March 1990
6 Much Depends on Dinner Geelong 15-18 September 1991
7 Nature and Culture Canberra 1993
8 Sustaining Gastronomy Adelaide 28-30 September 1994
9 Food & Power Sydney 10-14 April 1996
10 Beyond the tuckerbox – securing the future Grampians 29 March – 1 April 1998
11 The pursuit of happiness from colony to republic Hobart 26-29 September 1999
11a In Holiday Mood Wellington 16-18 March 2001
12 The Edible City: ideas for urban gastronomy Adelaide 10-13 March 2002
13 Food, Fears, Fads and Fancy Orange 13-17 February 2004
14 Preservation or Change? Beechworth 26 – 29 June 2005
15 Beyond the supermarket: learning to overcome gastronomic poverty Dover Tasmania 29 April – 2 May 2007
16 Hunter: ‘Cry the Beloved River’ Newcastle 26 October – 2008
17 Economy Adelaide 13-16 November 2009
18 The Federation of Taste Canberra 13-15 May 2011
19 The Generous Table Newcastle 5-8 April 2013
20 Ferment Wellington NZ 29 November – 1 December 2014
21 Utopian Appetites Melbourne  2-5 December 2016

 

The Research Centre for the History of Food and Drink at the University of Adelaide has a useful list of Symposia, since the first in 1984 ‘actively involved in the promotion of Australian gastronomy; that is, one relevant to the culture, climate, and history of the Australian continent’.