THE SOFRA PROJECT
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Koç University, Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations (ANAMED) introduces their joint interdisciplinary project, SOFRA [Negotiating the Modernity Crisis: Globalization, economic gain and the loss of traditional and sustainable food practices in Turkey]. Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council in the United Kingdom – the SOFRA project focuses on past and present foodways in the Gediz Valley of Western Turkey. It explores knowledge lost and gained as global influences and technological changes challenge and modify traditional food practices in the region.
Our project aims to engage individuals from rural and urban communities living near the archaeological sites of Kaymakçı, Sardis, Koç University students, and members of the general public in both Istanbul and the Manisa region. We have created a range of public-facing outputs and activities designed to educate, exchange knowledge, and engage in conversation with members from each of our beneficiary groups.