published at 21/09/2021

International Conference

Before 15 december 2022

Call for papers and sessions


Eighth International Convention on Food and Drink Studies

31 May-2 June 2023 – Tours (France)


We are pleased to announce that the European Institute for Food History and Cultures (the IEHCA, Institut Européen d’Histoire et des Cultures de l’Alimentation) is organizing the eighth edition of its annual international convention, to be held from Wednesday 31 May to Friday 2 June 2023 in Tours (France). The event is part of the ongoing activities organised by the Thematic Research Network led by IEHCA and supported by the Centre-Val de Loire region in pursuit of its editorial policy, support for research and efforts to facilitate networking opportunities among Food Studies researchers.

All proposals pertaining to Food Studies will be considered and all researchers are welcome (doctoral, post-doctoral, research lecturers, independent scholars etc).  Ultimately the conference aspires to be a multi- and cross-disciplinary event, covering all historical periods.

We would like to draw your attention to the fact that this is an in-presence event, so anyone applying must be able to be physically present. Only the evolution of the health context could lead us to revise this decision.

Two types of submission, with free choice of subject, will be accepted:

⁃                      Individual submissions. Download application form.

⁃                      Submissions for “panel” sessions on a given theme. Download application form.



We would be grateful if you circulated this invitation to anybody who might be interested.

Submissions and any questions should be sent to Loïc Bienassis and Allen Grieco: ;  

Acceptances will be sent in January 2023.