Place provenance and cultural value

Thursday 15 November 2018 4.00pm-5.30pm

Seminar Room, ground floor, 7 Salisbury Road, Leicester, LE1 7QR

Where do our consumer goods come from? Who made them, and how? Such details of place and provenance can serve as significant points of attachment for both cultural producers and consumers, tapping in to contemporary desires for authenticity and connectedness, and contrasting sharply with the faceless, placeless goods of global mass production. This research salon focuses on how place and provenance are mobilized in the cultural field of wine. The speakers consider the potentials, unintended consequences and contradictions that may attend the circulation and regulation of place and provenance as forms of value.

Speakers:

  • Dr Peter Howland (Massey University) will discuss terroir discourses and practices in the wine industry of New Zealand/Aotearoa
  • Dr Jennifer Smith Maguire (University of Leicester) will discuss forms of intermediation that render terroir and provenance available for global circulation

This is a free event and all are welcome.