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Human Perspectives

Iedere tweede donderdag van de maand - Every second Thursday of the month

We leven in een wereld die steeds complexer wordt met steeds meer onderlinge verbinding. Nooit eerder hadden we zo gemakkelijk toegang tot andere landen, culturen en volken.
Waar passen wij in dit mondiale dorp?
Wij nemen u mee op ontdekkingsreis. Door middel van een reeks boeiende en verhelderende lezingen, maak je kennis met een verscheidenheid aan stemmen en een schat aan perspectieven. Verdiep je in je identiteit!

Deze serie is een samenwerkingsverband van Studium Generale met Klankbordgroep Diversiteitsbeleid Universiteit Leiden.

We live in a world of ever-increasing complexity and connectivity. Never before have we had such easy access to other countries, cultures and people.
Where do we all fit into this global village?
We lead you on a journey of discovery. Through a series of engaging and enlightening lectures, you will hear from a diversity of voices and encounter a wealth of perspectives. Deepen your understanding of your identity!

This series is a co-production of Studium Generale and Klankbordgroep Diversiteitsbeleid Universiteit Leiden.

‘Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you who you are’. This remark by the eighteenth-century French solicitor, politician and gourmet Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin is often considered to be a cliché; however, this does not make it any less true. Food is a universal, yet highly diverse, feature of the human condition. It is an essential way through which individuals and societies define themselves. Dishes we eat growing up often become the comfort food we seek as adults in times of frustration and stress. We proudly preserve culinary traditions and pass them on to the next generation. At the same time, cuisines are continuously changing, with new ingredients, technologies and practices successively replacing the old. The pace of culinary change has greatly accelerated during the last half a century, largely due to the intensified global interactions. In this lecture we will explore the processes of adoption and appropriation of foreign food, which have resulted in the diversification, rather than homogenization of global culinary culture.


Prof Kasia Cwiertka, Professor of Modern Japan Studies, Leiden University

Time and Venue

Thursday December 13
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Room 011
Lipsius Building
Cleveringaplaats 1

All welcome!
Entrance is free.
No registration needed.

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