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Mumbai To Host India’s First Food Archaeology Conference

Mumbai To Host India’s First Food Archaeology Conference

According to a report Deccan Herald a two-day food archaeology is going to be held in Mumbai in the month of May. ‘ArchaeoBroma’ is the first such conference to be held in India and will disuss the history, archaeology and sociology of food. The conference is reportedly to be held at the India Study Centre (INSTUCEN) and the Centre for Extra-Mural Studies (CEMS) of the University of Mumbai.

HISTORY OF FOOD

“This is the first nationwide conference on the archaeology, anthropology and sociology of food,” said Mugdha D Karnik, director, CEMS and managing trustee, INSTUCEN Trust to Deccan Herald. Dr. Kurush Dalal is an assistant professor at CEMS and Raamesh Gowri Raghavan is an associate at the INSTUCEN Trust. A concept note prepared by them says the following about the ‘ArchaeoBroma’ conference.

“Where art, architecture and literature are easily seen as the expression of a culture and its values, food is rarely seen as such, although it is central to the mundane as well as celebratory lives of people… Food carries with it multiple associations of culture including social privilege and deprivation, wealth and poverty, conservatism and liberality.”

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