We are delighted to announce that the inaugural Dublin Gastronomy Symposium (DGS) will take place in the School of Culinary Arts & Food Technology, Dublin Institute of Technology, Cathal Brugha Street on the 5th and 6th June 2012. The Symposium is a collaborative initiative to bring gastronomic researchers and enthusiasts together following on from an initial Gastronomy Day run in IT Tallaght in 2010 by Brian Murphy and Dr. Eamon Maher. The title of this year’s symposium is “Gastronomy: Past, Present and Future” . The Dublin Gastronomy Symposium interprets the word “Gastronomy” in its broadest sense to include the history of food and drink; domestic and professional cookery practice; societal impact of food and beverage; food and drink in literature, media and popular culture; food and wine studies pedagogy; local and national varieties of cuisines and food cultures. The study of gastronomy is uniquely multidisciplinary encompassing the arts, humanities, and the natural and social sciences, and all are welcome to attend this Symposium to dine, debate and interact with likeminded foodies. During the two days of the Symposium, over 30 papers will be delivered on a wide range of gastronomy related themes. We are also delighted to have Darra Goldstein, Editor in Chief of Gastronomica, as our Keynote Speaker for 2012.
Dr. Máirtín Mac Con Iomaire, Chair of the DGS Organising Committee