03 settembre 2019

Call for Papers: TEA CULTURE(S) - International colloquium 2019

Call for Papers:

International colloquium 2019

Venice, 8 November 2019
Department of Asian and North African Studies, Foscari University of Venice
Confucius Institute at Ca' Foscari University of Venice
Italian Association for Tea Culture

Tea, the beverage prepared with the leaves of the Camellia sinensis, has a long history and multifaceted tradition. The custom of drinking tea, first begun in China, has extended to all continents, becoming the most frequently consumed drink worldwide, next only to water. Numerous scientific papers have already analysed the medicinal properties of tea, and an  this beverage.
The present conference will create a multifaceted discourse among disciplines and area studies, bringing together research on different aspects of tea culture. It will open up interdisciplinary and diachronic reflection and capture the dynamic of tea consumption in different cultural and historical contexts.
The conference welcomes 20-minute papers from any relevant discipline including, but not limited to, anthropology, cultural studies, history, art history, literary studies, linguistics, economics, technical and scientific studies. The language of the conference will be English. 

Possible topics:
-       History of tea drinking
-       Tea and literature
-       Tea and the arts
-       Cultivation and processing
-       Sensorial analysis
-       Trade and marketing
-       Tea and health

Please send a 200-300 word abstract and a short biography (50-100 words) to livio.zanini@unive.it by 15 September 2019. Notification of acceptance will be sent by 30 September 2019. Travel and accommodation costs will be refunded to a limited number of speakers selected by the organisers.