New Zealand Food History

the Aristologist

27th and 28th November, 2022

Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History

Palmerston North

Refresh / Refreshment / Refreshing

Despite having to cancel the annual NZ Sympoiusm of Gastronomy in 2021, because of COVID,  the Symposium will go ahead on the last weekend of November 2022 - two years after the last in-person gathering. There are some details still to iron out but the date will be the 27th and 28th of November 2022.

The 2022 New Zealand Symposium of Gastronomy will look at the refreshing foods, ideas and liquids that sustain us, enliven our palates and bring us together socially. From breakfast through to digestifs, 'refresh' is a wide concept offering many perspectives for dreaming, discussion and debate.

The Symposium will be held be hosted at Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, in Palmerston North. The programme will be stuffed with good food and drink to entice you to New Zealand's centre of food innovation.

Call for Papers (September 2022)

There will be a call for papers in September 2022. Papers are typically 20 minutes in duration, although we also welcome short 5-10 minute snippets, longer presentations (according to need), and practical food/drink demonstrations. A short descriptive abstract of the intended presentation should be sent to Juliet Galuszka. If accepted for presentation, a final abstract will requested for inclusion in the Symposium programme several weeks prior to the meeting. A digital copy of the full paper, in a suitable print format, will be requested after your presentation, for archival publication in the Aristologist. Audio-visual requirements and presentation length will be discussed with you upon receipt of the preliminary abstract.


Online registrations will open here in October 2022.

Registration Fees

Registration Fees will be announced shortly.

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