Call for papers for the conference in Baku (Azerbaijan), proposals must be received before 1st of march 2010


Du 01 February au 01 March 2010
de 00h00 à 00h00

Call for papers for the conference in Baku (Azerbaijan), mid-october 2010 : The Taste of Others From the experience of Otherness to gastronomic appropriation in Europe from the 18th to the 21st Century, by Baku Slavic University, Nancy II University, Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines University (Research Program NAFTES “New approaches to cultural boundaries”, MSH Lorraine, Topic One).

To better understand the complexity of how the construction of gastronomic otherness, we appeal to all disciplines in the humanities and social sciences and we especially encourage focus on three axes, possibly combined in one communication :

  1. The moment of discovery of dishes, ingredients, alcohol and etiquette belonging to other culinary and food-related traditions.
  2. Representation of the taste of others (and consequently of one’s own) : construction and permanence of stereotypes, or rather shades to these stereotypes, even their denial.
  3. Changes in taste perception of others that leads to cross the cultural border; evolution that can go to its appropriation or imitation.
  • The possible usable sources are numerous :
  • Literary fiction, travel writing, guides and gastronomic literature, press, cinema, pictures, etc.
  • Which must be added, for the recent past, to media sources such as television cooking shows, web pages, radio or television documentaries, etc.

Proposals for papers (abstract, CV, contact information) must be received before 1st of March 2010 at the following addresses:



By :

  • Rahilya Geybullayeva
  • Directrice du département d’études des sociétés contemporaines
  • Université de Versailles
  • Didier Francfort
  • Head of the Journalism and Azerbaijani Literature Department
  • Baku Slavic University
  • Denis Saillard
  • Centre d’histoire culturelle
  • Directeur du CERCLE
  • Université Nancy II Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines

More on proposals for papers and conference.