CFP Taiwan Association of Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Studies

The Fourteenth International Conference of the Taiwan Association of Classical,
Medieval and Renaissance Studies (TACMRS)
23-24 October 2020, National Taiwan University, Taipei
Food: Sacrificial, Spiritual, and Secular

Food, whether secular or spiritual, physical or metaphysical, human or nonhuman, has
been an important issue throughout the history of this planet. Human history is a long
story of appetitive contest with nature and the environment, while consumption is an
empowering practice that involves struggle and sacrifice. The matter of food may
illuminate or complicate histories of labor, leisure, science, production, ethical
considerations, religious discourse and practices, and environmental concerns.

To explore the important issues of food/drink/consumption, this conference welcomes
papers from scholars working in all fields such as anthropology, geography, history,
literature, art, politics, sociology, religion, and cultural studies from the pre-modern to
the early modern periods. Topics for consideration might include (but are not limited

Art and Visualization of food/drink/consumption
Boundaries of the edible and nonedible
Critical explorations of food/drink/consumption
Culinary writings
Politics of food/drink/consumption
Religion, Heresy, or the Sacred Forms of food/drink/consumption
Food/drink/consumption and Fasting, Festivity, or Medicine
Food/drink/consumption and Emotions, Obsessions, or Language
Food/drink/consumption and Gender, Racial Identity, or Society
Food/drink/consumption and the Moralistic/Legislative
Food/drink/consumption and Ecology, Philosophy, or Theology
Food/drink/consumption and Medievalism or Technology

TACMRS warmly invites papers either in English or Chinese that reach beyond the
traditional chronological and disciplinary borders of Classical, Medieval, and Early
Modern Studies. This conference will comprise Paper sessions and a Roundtable
discussion for pedagogy. Paper proposals and sponsored panel proposals (with
individual paper abstracts) are welcomed. To ensure the quality of the papers
presented, the presenters should submit drafts of full papers by the end of August
2020. Selected full papers will be peer-reviewed and published in a special issue of

Please submit proposals (250 words for English, 500 words for Chinese) along
with a one-page CV to by 6 January 2020. The
Conference will take place on 23-24 October 2020 at National Taiwan University
in Taipei, Taiwan. There is no registration fee for the conference. Please note,
presenters should be members of TACMRS if they reside in Taiwan. Membership
application forms can be downloaded from the TACMRS website or via email upon
request. For more information, please visit the 2020 TACMRS Conference website at and the TACMRS website at

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