Dear H-Material Culture-community,
With apologies for cross posting.
Please see below for a call for papers a colleague and I are organizing for the Himalayan Studies conference next summer in Boulder.
Call for Papers
Himalayan Studies Conference
September 1-4, 2017
University of Colorado Boulder
Brendan A. Galipeau, University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa
Bo Wang, University of Wisconsin Madison
The Joy and Sorrow of Food: An American Story
Food sustains life. We eat to satisfy hunger, but hunger often reaches beyond the physical realm to emotional, ethnic, and cultural dimensions. Not only do we eat to fuel our bodies, we eat to celebrate, entertain, and to fill voids in our lives. We eat to comfort, to occupy time, and to experience variety. Since food is fundamental to all forms of life, it is a compelling, central point for investigations of issues ranging from privilege, identity, ritual, tradition, memory, and the body across time and place.