Past lectures

November 24, 2017‘Branding Japan: The Global and The Local’, Keynote speech Cannon Foundation annual meeting (Warsaw University).
August 20, 2017‘Crafting the Local Flavour: Food Souvenirs in Japan’, International conference ‘Local food culture: from history to community development’, organized jointly with Festival Smaku Gruczno (Chrystkowo).
May 30, 2017‘Opakowania Japonskich upominkow: wyrafinowanie czy marnotrastwo?’, Asia and Pacific Museum (Warsaw, 30 May).https://www.evensi.com/opakowania-japonskich-upominkowwyrafinowanie-czy/209293785
May 9, 2017‘Washoku versus Kimjang: Japanese Gastronationalism in Comparative Perspective’, Centre for Japanese Studies, Portland State University (Portland, 9 May).//www.cwiertka.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Washoku-Kimjang-Flier.pdf
March 31, 2017‘UNESCO and Gastronationalism in Japan and Korea’, Culinary Nationalism in Asia conference, University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill, 31 March). http://culnatasia.web.unc.edu/panels/schedule/
February 23, 2017‘Food and the Nation in the Globalized World of Post-Industrial Capitalism’, Keynote speaker at the international conference Scales of Alimentation between Asia and Europe, Fondation France-Japon de l'EHESS (Paris, 23 February).
November 28, 2016‘Packaging in Japan: The Global, the Local and the Fallacious’, Global Food History symposium organized jointly by Leiden University and the Global History and Culture Center of Warwick University, Leiden University.
November 20, 2016‘Aesthetics, Convenience and the Environment: Japanese Food Packaging in Action’, BIT’s 5th Annual World Congress of Food and Nutrition, Kaohsiung (Taiwan).
November 10, 2016‘Od słomy do plastiku: Japońskie opakowania z perspektywy historycznej’, Manggha Museum of Japanese Art and Technology, Krakow (Poland).
August 28, 2016“Department Stores and the Japanese Gift-giving Traditions”
Japanmuseum Sieboldhuis
July 12, 2016“Hunger, Restraint and Indulgence: Food in the Asia-Pacific War (1937-1945)”
Cologne University's lecture series “The Second World War in East Asia and its Consequences"
June 12, 2016“Japanese Packaging in Historical Perspective”
Japanmuseum Sieboldhuis
April 3, 2016“The Kimchi File: Exploring Inter-Asian Connections during the Vietnam War”Seattle, USA, Washington State Convention Center, 6th Floor, Room 603Panel: “What to Eat: Food and Feeding in Twentieth-Century Wartime Asia” - Sponsored by the AAS China Inner Asia Council (CIAC)
February 19, 2016“The Raw, the Cooked and the Wrapped: Japanese Food Packaging in Action”Paris, FranceInternational Workshop “Scales of the alimentation: an Asian Perspective”, EHESS
October 13, 2015 “Food as Intangible Cultural Heritage: Lessons from Japan”
October 6, 2015Dream Island' and 'Sea Forest': The Afterlife of Tokyo's Landfills
June 26, 2015‘From Beer to Kimchi: Feeding the Troops around the Pacific’
May 26, 2015The Matter of Spirit? Alcohol as a Challenge in Historical Research
May 14, 2015‘Estetyka kuchni japonskiej – mit czy rzeczywistość?’ (in Polish)
April 22, 2015UCSC IHC Lecture: The Afterlife of Tokyo's Landfills
April 9, 2015
From Churchill's Gift to Whisky and Beer: Feeding the Troops in Asia and the Pacific During World War II
April 7, 2015 Restraint and Indulgence: Eating Out in Wartime and Postwar Japan
November 26, 2014Kimchi’s Global Journey from Saigon to London, 2014 Kimchiology Symposium, The National Library of Korea, Seoul.
October 14, 2014 ‘From Food to Rubbish: Modern Japan Inside Out’, Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Warsaw (Warsaw, Poland)
August 29, 2014‘Wrapping Japan in the Post-Bubble Era’. European Association for Japanese Studies Conference, Anthropology & Sociology Sections
July 27, 2014‘Kawaii: Consuming Cuteness in Contemporary Japan’ Japanmuseum SieboldHuis
April 16, 2014Washoku: Japanese Food between Myth and Reality, Focus Asia: Food in Asia Symposium, Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Lund University (Lund, Sweden)
April 14, 2014From Straw to Plastic: Wrapping and Unwrapping Food in Japan’. Seminarkolloquium, Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, the University of Zurich (Zurich, Switzerland)
March 27, 2014‘Korean Cuisine andthe Forces of History’. Pacific Basin Institute spring lecture series “Reimagining Food in Asia and the Pacific” (Pomona, CA, USA)
March 27, 2014Overcoming Kaiseki: Tradition, Modernity and
Japanese Cuisine, The Oldenborg Luncheon Colloquium (Pomona, CA, USA)
February 8, 2014De Japanse verpakkingscultuur: esthetiek versus milieu’, LUF lecture (Leiden, Netherlands).
January 16, 2014‘What is Washoku and Why It Matters’. Asien-Afrika-Institut der Universität Hamburg (Hamburg, Germany).
October 23, 2013Lezing Schattigheidscultuur in hedendaags Japan
March 2, 2013‘Kaiseki and Japanese Cuisine’, paper presented at ‘Thinking about Dinner: A Workshop on Cuisine’, Jackman Humanities Institute, University of Toronto (Toronto, Canada).
February 28, 2013‘Cuisine, Colonialism and (Cold) War: A Fresh Perspective on the Modern History of East Asia’. Asian Institute, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto (Toronto, Canada).
February 25, 2013‘From Malnutrition to Radiation: Reviewing Food Security and Food Safety in Japan (1945-2011)’. International Symposium: ‘Rethinking Nature: Facing the Crisis in Contemporary Japan’, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia (Venice, Italy).
November 28, 2012‘Food Safety in Europe in Historical Perspective’. Keynote Speaker, 2012 Hangzhou International Conference of the People's Food, organized by Zhejiang Gongshang University, Hangzhou Association for the Advancement of Food Culture and Chinese Hangzhou Cuisine Museum (Hangzhou, China).
January 20, 2012‘The Spirits of the Time: Alcohol Consumption in Wartime Japan’. Seminar in Material and Visual Anthropology, Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford University (Oxford, UK).
November 11, 2011Inaugural Lecture, Leiden University (Leiden, 11 November).
May 27, 2011‘In Anticipation of Global Hansik Campaign?: Korean Food Abroad from the Colonial Period to the Present’. Korean Pop Culture Conference, UCI East Asian Languages and Literatures, University of California (Irvine, CA, USA).
January 28, 2011‘Foreign Food and the Making of Japanese Cuisine’. International conference “Consuming Japan: Society, Politics, Economy and Japanese Food”, Ateneo de Manila University (Manila, Philippines).
April 23, 2010‘Food in Twentieth Century Korea,’. Università di Roma, Facoltà degli Studi Orientali, (Rome, Italy).
March 12, 2010‘Cuisine, Colonialism and Cold War: Food in 20th Century Korea’. University of London, SOAS (London, UK).
November 9, 2009‘Feeding the Troops around the Pacific (1937-1953)’. Department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies, University of California (Santa Barbara, CA, USA).
November 8, 2009‘Legal and Illegal Dining in 1940s Japan’. Symposium commemorating 50th Anniversary of the Centre for Japanese Studies, University of California (Berkley, CA, USA).
May 8, 2009‘Culinary Globalization and East Asia’. Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (Beppu, Japan).
April 24, 2009‘Restaurants in 1940s Japan’. Institute of Comparative Culture, Sophia University (Tokyo, Japan).
January 29, 2009‘Beyond Hunger: Food in 1940s Japan’. Center for Japanese Studies’ Noon Lecture Series, University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI, USA).
November 10, 2008‘Feeding the Troops in the Pacific and the Korean War’. Asian Studies Centre Seminar Series, University of Cambridge (Cambridge, UK).
October 10, 2008‘Colonialism, War and Globalization: The Making of Korean National Cuisine’. Annual Symposium of the Korean Society of Food Culture (Seoul, Republic of Korea).
November 17, 2007‘The Globalization of Korean Food’. Interdisciplinary workshop ‘Korean Waves: Korean Popular Culture in East Asia and the World’, Center for Korean Research, Columbia University (New York, USA).
April 26, 2007‘The Aftertaste of Empire: New Approach to the Study of Japanese Society’. Keynote lecture, the Fourth Conference of the Nordic Association for the Study of Contemporary Japanese Society (NAJS), Lund University (Lund, Sweden).

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