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RMCA
Leuvensesteenweg 13
3080 Tervuren - Belgium
Tel. (+32) 02 769 52 11
Fax (+32) 02 769 52 42

 

Birgit Ricquier

Cultural anthropology & history

Heritage studies


(2015) (with Maud Devos) Linguists to the Rescue of Endangered Culinary Knowledge. Food in Society and Culture - Research across the Social Sciences and Humanities. University of Helsinki, Finland.

(2014) Proto-Bantu *-dʊng-, A Web of Power and Faith. 44th Colloquium on African Languages and Linguistics. Universiteit Leiden, Netherlands.

(2014) Kongo in African American cuisine, a linguist’s perspective. Gwendolen M. Carter Conference, Kongo Atlantic Dialogues: Kongo culture in Central Africa and in the Americas, Harn Museum of Art - University of Florida, Gainesville, USA.

(2013) Mind the Cook! Food Changes and Culinary Dynamics in Bantuphone Africa Over the Last Three Millennia. 7th Symposium of the Ghent Africa Platform – GAPSYM7, Ghent University, Belgium.

(2013) (with Gilles-Maurice de Schryver, Jasper De Kind & Koen Bostoen) A Diachronic Corpus for African Languages: The Exceptional Case of Kikongo. 21st International Conference on Historical Linguistics, Oslo, Norway.

(2013) Kongo Cuisine and the Columbian Exchange: Lexical Evidence for Culinary Transformations at the West-Central African Coast, and Beyond. 82nd Anglo-American Conference of Historians: Food in History, University of London, UK.

(2013) (with Koen Bostoen and Gilles-Maurice de Schryver) Power Talk: From Royal Kongo Words to Royal Kongo Origins. 5th International Conference on Bantu Languages (Bantu 5), Paris, France.

(2013) (with Odette Ambouroue) Congo River Crossroads Cuisine: A Blend of Western and Eastern Words. 5th International Conference on Bantu Languages (Bantu 5), Paris, France.

(2012) La linguistique comparative et l’histoire culinaire africaine: méthodes, résultats, limites. Le manger et le dire, colloque international sur la gastronomie et ses discours. Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium.

(2012) Deconstructing “Kongo” Cuisine into Different Layers of Shared Lexicon: An Appetizer. 42nd Colloquium on African Languages and Linguistics. Universiteit Leiden, Netherlands.

(2012) Cassava Wrapped Up Kongo Style: The History of Chikwangue. Oxford Symposium on Food & Cookery 2012: Wrapped and Stuffed. St. Catherine’s College, Oxford, UK.

(2011) On Mfuumbu, Nkasa and Whisky: A Wedding Celebration in Kimbonga-Louamba (Congo-Brazzaville). Oxford Symposium on Food & Cookery 2011: Celebrations. St. Catherine’s College, Oxford, UK.

(2011) L’histoire précoloniale de la cuisine en Afrique centrale et australe. Séminaires des Africanistes de l’ULB, Université Libre de Bruxelles.

(2011) One Action, Many Words: The Lexical Field of ‘Pounding’ in Bantu Languages. Berlin Bantu Conference (B4ntu). Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Germany.

(2011) (with Anneleen Van der Veken, Koen Bostoen & Joseph Koni Muluwa) Classified East, Behaving West: The Intricate History of the Luba Languages. Berlin Bantu Conference (B4ntu). Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Germany.

(2010) Les changements sémantiques dans le vocabulaire culinaire en bantou. Journée annuelle des doctorants de l’ED3 en « Langues et Lettres », Université de Liège.

(2009) (with Koen Bostoen) A Historical-Linguistic Approach to the Introduction of Cereals in the Culinary Traditions of Early Bantu Speech Communities. NVAS studiedag 'Afrikastudies in Nederland en België', The Hague, The Netherlands.

(2009) (with Koen Bostoen) Reconstructing Food History through Linguistics: Culinary Traditions in Early Bantu Speech Communities. Oxford Symposium on Food & Cookery 2009: Food and Language. St Catherine’s College, Oxford, UK.

(2009) (with Koen Bostoen) A Historical Linguistic Approach to the Processing of Food Plants in Early Bantu Speech Communities. 6th International Workshop for African Archaeobotany. Helwan University, Egypt.

(2009) How Cassava Became Integrated in the Culinary Traditions of the Region Loango – Benguela: The Analysis of Words for Cassava Products. 3rd International Conference on Bantu Languages. Royal Museum for Central Africa – University of Antwerp, Belgium.

(2009) L’introduction du manioc dans les traditions culinaires du royaume Kongo et quelques états voisins: une étude linguistique historique. Seminar for African Linguistics, Royal Museum for Central Africa, Tervuren.

(2008) Historical (vs.) Linguistics: A Comparison of Historical and Linguistic Research According to the Words-and-Things Method. 51st Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association. Chicago, USA.

(2008) A Comparative Linguistic Approach to the Integration of Cassava in the Culinary Practice of Bantu-speaking Africa. Special 6th World Congress of African Linguistics. University of São Paulo, Brazil.

(2008) A Comparative Linguistic Approach to the History of Culinary Practice in Bantu-Speaking Africa. Program for African Studies, Northwestern University, USA.

(2008) Some Culinary Reconstructions Reconsidered: The Osculant Cluster °-tédιk-/°-téek-. 39th Annual Conference on African Linguistics. University of Georgia, Athens, USA.

(2007) (with Koen Bostoen) Synonymy in Bantu Lexical Reconstructions: The Case of ‘To Bake in Ashes’. International Conference: Bantu Languages: Analysis, Description and Theory. Göteborgs Universitet, Sweden.

(2006) Culinary Practice in Early Bantu Speech Communities: The Case of 'Baking in Ashes'. Colloquium for the Junior Researcher, Belgian Association of Africanists, Université Libre de Bruxelles.