School of Social and Political Science

Bridg'it! European network


The anthropologists, sociologists, social policy and marketing scholars from FRIED; the Sociology of Food Unit of the Centre Maurice Halbwachs (CNRS Paris) and INRAE; the group of food sociologists at the Department of Food and Resource Economics (University of Copenhagen); and food sociologists and social anthropologists from the Instituto de Ciencias Sociais (University of Lisbon) came together for three annual workshops in Paris (May 2017), Edinburgh (May 2018) and Lisbon (May 2019), and discuss research and work in progress amongst researchers, early careers researchers and PhD students. 

Against the current, we called our network ‘Bridg’it!’ with a view to Studying food, flavours and eating across the Channel, the North Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. In 2019-2020, the network further expanded to include Dr Valeria Siniscalchi (EHESS/CNRS Centre Norbert Elias) and the Department of Consumer Research, Communication and Food Sociology of the University of Giessen. We were going to hold a fourth staff/postgraduate workshop in Copenhagen in May 2020 with this extended network, but this was postponed due to the pandemic. We have met online in 2020-21 and are hoping to reconvey in presence in the Spring of 2022. 

For further details on future events please contact Isabelle Darmon.