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Food in Prison/Voeding in de gevangenis

vrijdag, 21 september, 2018 - 12:00 to zaterdag, 22 september, 2018 - 17:00
Mezzanine Bozar
Gallery Ravenstein, first floor, 1000 Brussels
CRiS & FOST
esther.jehaes@vub.be
an-sofie.vanhouche@vub.ac.be
International seminar

Food in Prison. International and multidisciplinary perspectives.

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to the international seminar “Food in Prison. International and multidisciplinary perspectives”, organized by the Research Groups ‘Crime & Society’ (CRiS) and ‘Social and Cultural Food Studies’ (FOST) of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel which will take place in Brussels on 21 and 22 September 2018.

The following keynote speakers will present their findings: Linda Kjaer Minke (Associate Professor, University of Southern Denmark), Amy Smoyer (Assistant Professor, Southern Connecticut State University, US), An-Sofie Vanhouche (PhD, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium), Helen Sandwell (nutritionist, Food Matters Inside & Out, UK) and Victoria Williams (Director of Food Matters).

Program

Friday 21 September, 2018

12:00 - 13:00 Reception with lunch buffet

13:00 - 13:15 Introduction by the chairs of the conference (Profs. Kristel Beyens and Peter Scholliers, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)

13:15 - 14:00 Keynote Speaker: Amy Smoyer (Assistant Professor, Southern Connecticut State University, US) – 'Hungry on the Inside: An Overview of International Research on Food in Prison'

14:00 - 14:45 Keynote Speaker: An-Sofie Vanhouche (PhD, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium) – ‘Working in a prison kitchen’

14:45 - 15:45 Panel Session 1
Julie Parsons (Associate Professor in Sociology, Plymouth University) – ‘“At least it’s not bread and water”; Negotiating notions of food as punishment, prisoners’ narrative reflections on the lived experience of foodways in an English prison.’
Christina Straub
– (PhD Candidate - Univeristy of Leeds, UK) ‘“We´ll share a cup of kindness yet …” - Coffee and tea drinking as a framing ritual of intra-prisoner and prisoner-researcher relationships‘ 

15:45 - 16:15 Coffee - Tea

16:15 – 17:45 Panel - Session 2
Anna Eriksson (PhD, Senior Lecturer, Monash University, Australia ) – ‘“Milk is a really big thing in here”: Food, conflict, and self-actualization in Australian and Norwegian prisons’
Tia Simanovic (PhD Candidate,University of Strathclyde, UK) & Masa Gosev  (High School Junior, XV Gymnasium, Croatia) – ‘Prison Food and the Reconstruction of Identity: examples from the Balkans’
Rosie Meek (Professor, Royal Holloway University of London, UK) & Hannah Devine-Wright (Senior Research Fellow, University of Exeter) – ‘Food production and consumption in English prisons'

19:00 
Dinner in Brussels

Saturday 22 September, 2018

9:00 - 9:45 Keynote Speaker: Linda Kjaer Minke (Associate Professor, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark) – ‘Food in Danish prisons’

9:45 - 10:30 Keynote Speakers: Helen Sandwell (Nutritionist, Food Matters Inside & Out, UK) & Victoria Williams (Director of Food Matters) – ‘Food Matters Inside and Out; A whole-prison approach’

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee - Tea

11:00 - 12:30 Panel Session 3
Esther Jehaes (Researcher, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium) – ‘Motherhood and food in prison’
Eline van Hagen (Master student, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium) ‘“A birthday cake and one delicious apple”. The significance, messages and symbolism of final meals on death row’
Ayfer Erkul (PhD Candidate, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)‘“To administer by force: 1/2 l of milk, 2 eggs, 10 lumps of sugar”. Hunger strikes in Belgian prisons: an exploratory research (1920- 1940)’

12:30 - 13:00 Concluding remarks by the chairs of the conference (Profs. Kristel Beyens & Peter Scholliers, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch

14:30 - 17:00  Visit of a Brussels prison  (full (deadlline expired))

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Location

Mezzanine Bozar
Gallery Ravenstein, first floor
Ravensteinstraat 23
1000 Brussels

Close to Brussels Central Train Station, 4 trains an hour from Brussels Airport to Central Station

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Registration

REGISTRATIONS ARE CLOSED FOR THIS EVENT.

Price without dinner : 10€ (0€ for department members)

Dinner inclusive: + 40€

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