Tuesday, February 1

2005 Symposium -- Call for Presentations

The eighth annual Southern Foodways Alliance symposium will take place October 27-30, 2005 on the campus if the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Mississippi. This year, the SFA--which celebrates, teaches, preserves, and promotes the diverse food cultures of the American South—examines sugar and sweetness. We seek presentations informed by research, fieldwork, and scholarship, but geared to an informed popular audience. Proposals should be one page in length and contain the following:

--the name of the presenter along with two professional references concerning presentation skills and qualifications;
--the title or theme of the presentation;
--a brief description of the subject matter to be discussed; and
--the anticipated length of the presentation; and
--your preferred presentation format, i.e., interactive lecture, panel discussion, group presentation.

While we invite you to propose any presentation on a sugar-related topic concerning the American South, we encourage proposals that explore Southern dessert rituals during the holidays, competitive food events involving sugar, historical profiles of a particular Southern dessert, Southern beverages using sugar, sugar and commerce, and profiles of sugar product artisans.

Please electronically submit your proposals by March 1, 2005 to John T. Edge at sfamail@olemiss.edu.