FST300.1 Culinary Crossings: Exploring Mediterranean Food Systems through Photography (Signature Seminar; Spring)

LIMITED ENROLLMENT During this traveling seminar you will visit Puglia, one of Italy’s twenty regions and a little-known gem that runs down the south-east coast, facing both the Adriatic and Ionian Seas. Its position and long history of conquests and commercial exchanges has set Apulia at the crossroads of Mediterranean cultures and tastes. Explore the social and cultural exchanges that have been shaping the Mediterranean (and societies beyond) for centuries.

Analyze these issues from a food-systems perspective that investigates how meaning is conveyed through food. Photography provides a unique methodological approach in order to examine how food practices express local and regional identities.

The three credits earned for this post-semester seminar will be included in the maximum 19 credits that you can earn for your semester abroad. You must enroll in a minimum of 15 credits – including this seminar – for the semester.

This Signature Seminar is optional and takes place after Spring semester classes end. 

Department: Food Studies

Location: Florence

Semester: Spring

Credits: 3