6-8 July 2018 at St Catherine’s College, Oxford.

Yearly Timetable

mid-Augustdefinition of year's subject available on website
mid-Octobercall-for-Papers sent out
mid-Decemberregistration opens
mid-Januarypaper-proposals closes
end March/early Aprilnotification of paper-acceptances
early June(late May if we’re full): Registration closes, Pay-Pal taken down
mid-Juneunedited papers available to Symposiasts via the website
early JulySymposium Weekend

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Latest news

YOUNG CHEF GRANT DEADLINE 1 MARCH: More details here. Read about last year’s winners here and here.

COMING SOON: BBC Radio Four dramatisation of Claudia Roden’s A Book of Middle Eastern Food 2-6 April.

NEW BLOG: Remembering Harlan Walker. More here

NEW BLOG: the history of apfelmus. More here

The call for paper proposals is now open, closing 19th January 2018. More details here

Registration for the 2018 Symposium on SEEDS is now open. Book your place here.

NEW BLOG POST: Seeds in early Modern England. More here.

NEXT WIKITHON – 10 NOVEMBER. More details here

NEW LANDSCAPE BLOGS: on fields in Fulham, wild food, terroir and olive groves

2018 SYMPOSIUM TOPIC ANNOUNCED: The invitation to contribute to ‘Seeds’ is on the website. Link after ‘Food and Landscape’


NEW BLOG SERIES: an occasional series of blogs about German historical recipes. Find out more here.

The Oxford Symposium was originally founded and co-chaired by Alan Davidson, pre-eminent food historian and author of The Oxford Companion to Food and Dr Theodore Zeldin, the celebrated social historian of France.