/ Call for proposals – Asia-Europe : Food-Behavioural patterns of Indians, a workshop organised by The French Institute of Pondichéry – Deadline : July 1st, 2009


Du 22 June au 01 July 2009
de 00h00 à 00h00

The Asia-Europe Workshop Series offers grants to organize workshops on themes of common interest to both Asia and Europe. The participants must belong to ASEM countries. The proposed topic will focus on aspects related to food-behavioural patterns of Indians, who are confronted to a variety of lifestyles depending on the context and environment in which they are immersed : whether they are in India, overseas, coming back to India after long periods spent abroad, migrating within the country, etc. The impact of other significant factors such as economics, agriculture, public policies, etc, on the shaping of these patterns, will also be analysed.

The funding will allow the organization of a workshop that would be held at the French Institute of Pondicherry on October or November 2010.

A short bio-data with major bibliography and an abstract of your communication and title (even provisional) should be sent to me before Friday June 26, 2009. The deadline for sending this call for proposal has been fixed for July 1st, 2009.

  • Do not hesitate to contact Brigitte Sébastia for any additional queries you may have :
    • Dr Brigitte SEBASTIA
    • Medical Anthropology (siddha medicine)
    • Department of Social Sciences
    • French Institute of Pondicherry
    • brigitte.sebastia@ifpindia.org
    • About Brigitte Sébastia :
    • French citizen involved in a programme on indigenous medicine at the French Institute of Pondicherry (IFP) and anthropologist, associate member of the Centre d’Étude de l’Inde et de l’Asie du Sud (CEIAS) and of the Centre d’Anthropologie of Toulouse, France. Her new research explores the role of traditional medicines for managing metabolic syndromes, she is conducting a comparative fieldwork with nutritionists (biomedicine) and siddha/ayurveda practitioners. She is also constructing a programme at the IFP on food in India, in multidisciplinary fields such as history, culture, agriculture, economics, marketing, health and nutrition. This workshop would mark the first stage for collaborative researches.