Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Hodkins promotes free registration to the 1/30/14-2/2/14 Atlantic World Foodways conference

Dear UNCG Faculty, Staff, and Students:

In less than a month—January 30-February 2—we’ll be meeting here in the Elliott University Center and at Greensboro’s O.Henry and Proximity Hotels for our groundbreaking feast of ideas and food, Atlantic World Foodways: The Carolina Lowcountry, Africa, Italy, and Spain. As you'll see from the conference weblink below, the program has come together in exciting ways!

This is a rare chance to hear and meet world-class food scholars and chefs, and to eat some of their wonderful meals, all here on campus and in town. Sponsored by specialty grocer The Fresh Market in partnership with The Proximity and O.Henry Hotels, Atlantic World Foodways presents meals from the likes of renowned Charleston Chef Sean Brock, Italian maestro Gabriele Grigolon, and the Piedmont’s own master chefs Jay Pierce, Leigh Hesling, and Tim Bocholis.  

Featuring keynote addresses by famed food scholars Jessica Harris (Africa), David Shields (Lowcountry), John Dickie (Italy), and Maricel Presilla (Latin America/Spain), the conference also will feature over 40 papers and panel discussions and food-related films amid the venues of the UNC Greensboro campus and the marvelous Proximity and O.Henry Hotels nearby.

Perhaps best of all, registration is free for all UNCG faculty, students and staff (lunches and dinners extra) via the second link found at

and seats for the multi-course tasting meals can be purchased with your credit card via the fourth link found there.

For all conference details—including not only registration, but also menus, and the event schedule, see


See you there, and bring your appetite!

Christopher Hodgkins, Director
The Atlantic World Research Network