Welcome to Food studies and Food design

Description: Objectives of the Course: The aim of this course is to provide participants with knowledge and methodologies into food environments, doings and values. How these work and are affected by both social and technological changes, and also how food is given meaning and identity by its actors, spaces and places.
The course offers
1) An introduction to Food Studies - its origins and latest developments.
2) Lectures presenting different food studies approaches from the innovative food environment at AAU and from Ass. Prof. Fabio Parasecoli, The New School University, New York & Parsons, Paris
3) An opportunity to work with the content and design of your PhD study or an opportunity to analyse your data, qualify an article etc..
4) Bring together participants from different academic backgrounds who use food as a medium, or theme, in their research or work, so that these can share insights and knowledge, be they ethnographical, anthropological, planning or other.
Teaching and learning methods: Lectures, discussions, review activities etc. Each student will be a main reader on a colleague's work. Organizers will also provide feed-back from the presentations.
Requirements: Each participant is expected to submit a piece of work targeting various aspects of the Ph.d. project work. Issues of research design, methodology, scientific practices and theories or a draft paper for a journal can be submitted. (min. 2000 and max 4000 words). The submission should briefly outline their field of study and thematic interests and how they intend to use this course in their studies.
All PhD students, whether in the beginning, middle or closure of the study, should thus be able to benefit from the course but it is an advantage to have some empirical data planned or conducted in order to be able to write an article.
Organizers: Prof. Niels Heine Kristensen and Ass. Prof. Mette W Hansen,
Lecturers: Ass Prof Fabio Parasecoli, The New School University, New York & Parsons, Paris
Time: 16th-18th November 2015

Place: Aalborg University, Frederikskaj 10B, 2450 Copenhagen, room FKJ10B 0.24

Number of seats: 12

Deadline: 25. October 2015
Important information concerning PhD courses
We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 5,000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately three months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.