Other projects

Too pretty to throw away: Packaging design from Japan

Product packaging forms a fascinating part of Japan’s consumer culture. Whereas modern-day technologies and marketing strategies often determine their form, the design is frequently inspired by decorative motifs such as those found on art objects from the past. The...

Aging Japan: Leading the way into the future

Explore the everyday reality of a hyper-aged society, a valuable lesson for the Netherlands and the rest of the world, who will face a similar reality sooner or later. Knowing more about the Japanese approaches can serve as a source of inspiration for finding ways to...

Worldwide Waste

Worldwide Waste is an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journal presenting innovative research on waste from around the world. It critically interrogates the cultural, social, economic and political systems within which waste is created, managed, and circulated. The...

Garbage Matters: A Comparative History of Waste in East Asia

The project examines waste as a social phenomenon in contemporary East Asia (China, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan), and explores the historical shifts behind the transformation of practices related to the ‘production’ and disposal of garbage since the Second World...

Journal of Global Food History [⇗]

Global Food History is a biannual, peer-reviewed, academic journal presenting new works in food history from the foremost scholars in the field. We welcome original manuscripts covering any period from prehistory to the present and any geographical area, including...