Seminars Conferences and WorkshopsEating is Social - the Power of Meals

Where: Lecture Theatre 1.09, Health Science Building
When: Friday 17 February 2017
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Professor Claude Fischler
Professor Claude Fischler

Eating meals together - the social, political, and cultural significance of it, will be explored in a seminar at Flinders by prominent French social scientist Professor Claude Fischler, CNRS, the French National Science Center, Paris.

Professor Claude Fischler is a French social scientist (sociology, anthropology), Senior Investigator with CNRS, the French National Science Center, and a former director of the Interdisciplinary Institute for Contemporary Anthropology in Paris.

His recent interests have focused on ‘commensality’ – eating together – its forms and functions, its role in culture and society, its politics as well as its possible impact on public health.

Over the past 40 years, Professor Fischler’s research and publications have informed and encouraged an international interest in food, especially the social and cultural significance of food patterns and eating practices.

Professor Fischler is currently Visiting International Research Fellow in the School of Health Sciences with Professor John Coveney.

The seminar is open to all interested attendees.