The CIA is hosting a one-day conference entitled “Circus of the Senses: A Symposium on Food & the Humanities.” The morning will consist of two sessions of roundtable discussions, followed by lunch. Panel presentations on the academic study of the senses will take place in the afternoon, and the day will culminate in a surrealistic sensory feast inspired by Salvador Dali’s cookbook.
Monday, March 19, 2018
Chuck Williams Conference Center
The Culinary Institute of America
Roundtable Discussions: Exploring Food & the Humanities
Led by CIA and other humanities faculty, the two morning roundtable sessions will focus on exploring the relationship between food and the humanities—how does food inform and inspire the teaching of the humanities, what role should experiential learning play in teaching food and the humanities, how pedagogy evolves when teaching the humanities to culinary majors and/or “traditional” students, and other related topics. Learn more about the roundtable discussion topics >
Symposium on Food and the Senses
Multiple presentations during the afternoon will focus on the academic study of the senses.
Circus of the Surreal: Cocktails and Dinner
A multisensory, multi-course dining experience inspired by Salvador Dalí’s 1973 cookbook, Les Dîners de Gala. Salvador Dalí and his wife and muse, Gala, regularly threw lavish dinner parties. Join us for a scrumptious, playful, surrealistic meal that will fill your senses and satisfy your hunger.
*This event is supported in part by the Association for the Study of Food and Society and the CIA’s School of Liberal Arts & Food Studies.
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