Roundtable Debate: The Religiosity of Food in Plural Societies

09 May 2019

Date: Thursday May 9th, 2019, 17.30h

Location: Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome

Free entrance, registration necessary

With increasing societal plurality, food is employed to mark boundaries between distinct cultural and religious identities. Food is a vital matter, and the question how, what and with whom to eat is often mobilized in nativist discourse and anti-immigrant (and often anti-Muslim) sentiments. Focusing on the relation between food and religion, the speakers in this roundtable address issues arising around food matters in plural worlds.


Harald Hendrix, Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome
Caroline Weyers, Ambasciatore dei Paesi Bassi presso la Santa Sede
H.Exc. Mgr. Paul Tighe, Pontificio Consiglio per la Cultura


Birgit Meyer, Utrecht University


Rashida Adum-Atta, University of Ghana & Utrecht University
Gaia Cottino, Università di Napoli L'orientale - The American University of Rome
Michael Herzfeld, Harvard University
Margreet van Es, Utrecht University

Additional information

Language: English

Location details:

Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome
Via Omero 10
00197 Roma

Refreshments will follow

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