Event Information

About the Symposium

The aim of this one-day symposium is to present and discuss research on the relationships between eating, drinking, place and culture. We will be looking at the ways in which settings, places and habitats construct opportunities for old and new forms of alimentation and cultural significance. The symposium will also present research on the experiences of those who have been, by accident or design, displaced from their foodways. 

In addition to presentation and discussion of research, the event will include an interactive workshop to critically examine the barriers to translation of research in this area of scholarship into policy and practice.

This event is being hosted by the Australian Food, Society and Culture Network. Convening this event will be Professor John Coveney, Hannah Rohrlach, Teresa Davis and Julie Hepworth.






Registration fees:


Full Registration
Student/Concession Registration 15.00
Central Market Tour (optional)
Online Symposium Attendance




Additional activties

You are invited to join us for a specially arranged tour of the Adelaide Central Market from 4.30 - 6pm. The 90 minute tour is being offered to attendees of the symposium at a discounted rate of $50 pp (normally $65). Please advise of any dietary requirements on the day.

Food lovers are invited to tour South Australia’s culinary icon established in 1869, the Adelaide Central Market. Tours are designed by one of the states noted food experts, Mark Gleeson. With over 30 years experience in the food tourism and hospitality industries, Gleeson’s knowledge of South Australia’s finest produce market is second to none. During the Adelaide Central Market Tour, taste a delicious selection of foods from South Australian artisan food producers, meet the suppliers, Stallholders and producers whose families have traded in the Market for generations. These small group tours are hosted by local guides and are serious fun for those with a passion for great food, and the people who grow and supply it to our tables.

For more information visit Central Market Tour or Adelaide Central Market

Use the code AFS&CS when registering





Professor John Coveney

John is Professor of Food, Culture and Health at Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia. He has published articles and other publications addressing place, space and health, in particular food deserts and food insecurity. Currently he is researching shared meal events and social eating, and the role played by home food delivery services.
Associate Professor Teresa Davis

Teresa's main research interests lie in two areas. The first is in children as consumers, of interest is the advertising and the digital marketing of food to children.
The second area is culture and consumption where her interests lies in examining 'cultures of transition' such as consumption of/in childhood and migrant groups. Related areas of research include the socio-historical analyses of culture and consumption and the representation of family and food in advertising.
Teresa has published articles in Marketing Theory, European Journal of Marketing, Sociology, Journal of Marketing Management, Consumption Markets and Culture and others. She has just guest edited a special issue of the European Journal of Marketing on ‘Families and Food: Marketing, Consuming and Managing’ Teresa is Co-Convenor of the Australian Food, Culture and Society Network and a Partner Investigator of Leverhulme International Research Network Grant Project: Discursive Families project.

Professor Julie Hepworth

Julie Hepworth is Honorary Professor, MRI-UQ, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. She has published articles on eating, drinking and culture, and the significance of related social dynamics in young adulthood.




Hannah Rorlach

Hannah is a dietitian working both in community nutrition, and an emerging arts practise known as ‘eating design’. Through her startup Post Dining , Hannah engages audiences to re-imagine the interaction between people and food, in the form of immersive dining events and interactive catered experiences. Hannah also works in community nutrition engagement at Flinders University.



The conference venue is in the heart of Adelaide at Flinders at Victoria Square, 182 Victoria Square, Adelaide. There is easy access to public transport, parking, taxis and accommodation.

Please enter from Flinders Street or Victoria Square.

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