Food and food ways

  • Date: –16:00
  • Location: Gustavianum
  • Organiser: Gustavianum - Uppsala universitetsmuseum
  • Contact person: Cecilia Ödman
  • Föreläsning

Food is not only essential to life, it is also a means of expressing and transmitting culture. As long as people have traded, foodstuffs and culinary customs have been important items of exchange. Along food trade routes we have exchanged ingredients, recipes and food rituals. Come to Gustavianum to listen to researchers, ask questions, and discover this world of food. Free entrance.


12.00 – 12.15  Tryffel – mat för gudar, gutar och svin. Lecture in Swedish with lecturer Christina Wedén.

12.15 – 12.30  Insekter som mat i Sverige och i andra kulturer. Lecture in Swedish with professor Åsa Berggren.

12.35 – 12.50  Degprodukters vandring genom historien. Lecture in Swedish with professor Joakim Enwall and senior lecturer Ulrica Söderlind.

12.55 – 13.10  Norsen som matfisk: från Värmland till Chukotka.  Lecture in Swedish with researcher Ingvar Svanberg.

13.10 – 13.30  Questions


13.30 – 14.30  Food pause


14.30 – 14.45 How food has become an instrument for domination in India. Lecture in English with professor Ashok Swain.

14.50 – 15.05 Swedish-American Food Culture Then and Now. Lecture in English with professor Dag Blanck and Senior Lecturer Angela Hoffman.

15.10 – 15.25 Immigrant African foodscapes – meaning and context. Lecture in English with Associate Professor på Linley Chiwona Karltun.

15.25 – 15.45 Questions


In association with Forum for Africa Studies, Forum for China Studies, The Swedish Institute for North American Studies, Institute for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Forum for Turkic Studies and Forum for South Asia Studies.

Food and food ways