CONFERENCES & SEMINARS

The ALIMENTOPIA Team aimed to discuss and disseminate the research results by organising and taking part in workshops. Have a look at the events we organized. 

Series of Workshops at the Professional Association of Nutrucionists, Portugal

Ongoing..

Team: Rute Costa (NOVA Univ.), Raquel Silva (NOVA Univ.), Pedro Moreira (U.Porto)

Guests: Alexandra Bento (Consultant and President of the Association), Tânia Cordeiro, Ana Frias

MORE MEALS TO COME: AN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE | 11-13 April 2019

To celebrate the 300th anniversary of the publication of Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe, the 70th anniversary of Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four and the 50th anniversary of Le Guin’s The Left Hand of Darkness, the ALIMENTOPIA Team invited fellow researchers to participate in More Meals to Come, an International Conference on Utopian/Dystopian Foodways. Organized by CETAPS (Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies) and ILCML (Institute for Comparative Literature Margarida Losa), it was held in the Faculty of Letras of the University of Porto, from 11th to 13th April. Access the programme and the videos of the event.  To celebrate the 300th anniversary of the publication of Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe, the 70th anniversary of Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four and the 50th anniversary of Le Guin’s The Left Hand of Darkness, the ALIMENTOPIA Team invited fellow researchers to participate in More Meals to Come, an International Conference on Utopian/Dystopian Foodways. Organized by CETAPS (Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies) and ILCML (Institute for Comparative Literature Margarida Losa), it was held in the Faculty of Letras of the University of Porto, from 11th to 13th April.

Access the the conference website and take alook at videos of the event.

Lecture Cycle about food in the contemporary portuguese thought | February - May 2019

Organizor: Maria Celeste Natário (U.Porto)

Team: Fátima Vieira (U.Porto), Maria Luísa Malato (U.Porto), Maria Celeste Natário (U.Porto)

Guest: Rui Lopo (Institute of Philosophy of the University of Porto)

Series of Workshops: Alimentando o Outono | October - November 2018

Team: Maria Teresa Castilho (U.Porto), João Santos (U.Porto), Maria Luísa Malato (U.Porto), Sofia Melo Araújo (U.Porto)

Guests: Maria João Padrão (Psicologist), José Pedro Lima Reis (Nutritionist), Isabel Margarida Duarte (Linguistic)

Workshops, Roundtables

Photos: Session 1 | Session 2 | Session 3

 Young Researchers Day | 26 June 2018

Team: Patrícia Oliveira & M.J. Sousa Oliveira (Project ALIMENTOPIA’s trainees)

Workshops

Video 


Workshop on Food and Migration | 16 June 2018

Team: Ana Paula Coutinho (U.Porto), Marta Correia (U.Porto) 

Video

17th Conference of the Utopian Studies Society / Europe | 5-9 July 2016

500 Years of Utopias: Commemorating the 500th Anniversary of Thomas More’s Utopia

The first great landmark of our project was the annual meeting of the Utopian Studies Society Europe organized in Portugal by CETAPS (Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-American Studies). Throughout the five days of congress, the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences of the University NOVA of Lisboa welcomed more than a hundred academics of the area of Utopian Studies and also witnessed the official launching of our project with the participation of several members in billboard spaces dedicated to the topic Utopia and Alimentation.

Access the programme and the photos of the event.

Congresso EurSAFE 2016 | Food Futures: Ethics, Science and Culture

The International Congress EurSAFE 2016, organized by i3S (Institute for Research and Innovation in Health) in partnership with CETAPS (Centre for English, Translation, and Anglo-American Studies) from the University of Porto, was held in the Faculty of Letras of the University of Porto, from September, 28th to October, 1st.

Given the variety of implications the "food problem" entails, the construction of an inclusive society must redirect the concerns about food in the present to the imagination of future alternatives. The search for innovative solutions calls for multidisciplinary critical enquiry - and utopian thinking will be instrumental in that regard.

Have a look at the photos of the event by clicking on the picture below!