Food, Drink and Hospitality: Space, Materiality, Practice

This event has now finished. Please see our events website for details of upcoming events at Brookes.

Who this event is for

  • Everyone


The British Sociological Association, London Meeting Room, Suite 2, 2 Station Court, Imperial Wharf, Townmead Road, Fulham, SW6 2PY


Ticket Information

Cost (including lunch and refreshments): £45 (£35 for students and BSA members)

Food, Drink and Hospitality: Space, Materiality, Practice

Programme and Speakers

09.15 Arrival and refreshments

09.45 Welcome Peter Lugosi, Oxford Brookes University, UK

10.00 Session 1

  • Tastes of the ‘mongrel’ city: Geographies of memory, spice, hospitality and forgiveness
    Jean Duruz, Hawke Research Institute, University of South Australia, Australia
  • The smell of hospitality: A phenomenological analysis of gjellëtore in Kosova
    Arsim Canolli, Department of Anthropology, University College of London, UK

11.00 Break

11.15 Session 2

  • ‘Luxurious simplicity’: Self-sufficient food practices and hospitality in Italian ecovillages
    Alice Brombin, Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied Psychology, University of Padova, Italy
  • Poverty entered our homes!
    Creating hospitable spaces and managing the current economic, social and political crisis in Greece
    Vasiliki Kravva, Department of History and Ethnology, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
  • Food, gender and refugee community moment,
    Hannah Lewis, School of Geography, University of Leeds, UK

12.45 Lunch

13.45 Session 3

  • Practicing conviviality: Notes from the public spaces of ‘pay-what-you-want’ restaurants
    Regan Koch, Department of Geography, University College London, UK
  • Quantifying the organoleptic triangle: Inputs, outputs and user experience
    Baudouin C. R. Neirynck and Mark A. M. Gibson, Institute for Tourism Studies, Macau SAR, PR of China
  • Extraordinary restaurants as sites of friendship,
    Andrea Tonner, Department of Marketing, University of Strathclyde, Scotland

15.15 Break

15.30 Session 4

  • Fierce Craic in Clapham: A sociological investigation
    Marie Bune and Brendan Ruane, Faculty of Business, London South Bank University, UK
  • Postcard imagery: A twentieth century visual culinary and social history,
    Paul Cleave, Business School, University of Exeter, UK
  • A ‘Gift from God’?: Tradition and pragmatism in Georgian hospitality
    Costanza Curro, School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London, UK

17.00 Closing comments and discussion

Participants are invited to drinks and an informal meal after the event, but these are not included in the event fee.