New Zealand Symposium of Gastronomy and Food History 2018

Exploring the theme: Migrate.

From 30 November to 2 December, Napier, Hawkes Bay.

The 2018 Symposium will be held in Napier over the first weekend of December.

The formal presentation of papers will begin at 9am on the Saturday and close at 4.30pm on Sunday, in time for flights out of Napier.

An informal meal and Hawkes Bay wine tasting will be held on Friday evening and the annual banquet on the Saturday evening.

The theme is “Migrate”, a word that may be interpreted in whatever unique linguistic, etymologic or phonetic manner presenters may desire – it is not intended to be interpreted solely in terms of human migration. We welcome  presentations from amateur story-tellers, gastronomes and academics, on (or off) the theme, and invite others with a passion for food and food history to join us for what is always a damn good weekend.

Napier is a popular venue for food, wine, sport, the arts and architecture. For those intending to come to the Symposium we therefore suggest making your airline and accommodation bookings as soon as possible.

As well as being New Zealand’s Art Deco capital, Napier is surrounded by over 200 vineyards and 35 cellar doors where some of New Zealand’s best Chardonnay, Syrah and Cabernet blends are produced. Consider arriving early or staying on after the Symposium to visit some of these wineries.

The Symposium venue, The Napier Little Theatre, is at 76 McGrath Street, at the southern end of Marine Parade and within easy walking distance of the Napier CBD.

CALL FOR PAPERS on (or off) the theme of Migrate for the Napier Symposium of Gastronomy. We would be delighted to receive a brief, initial outline of intended papers – no much more than 200 words – to allow us to timetable and structure the symposium programme. Presentations may be between 5 and 20 minutes. On receipt of the outline we will liase with individual speakers to discuss AV requirements, time etc. A formal abstract will not be requested until October before the final programme is printed.

REGISTRATION for the Symposium will open at the beginning of August and can be completed online.


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