Wine, place and space - Global geographies of wine cultivation, production and consumption

Deadlines and Submissions

Wine cultivation, production, and consumption is a social phenomenon that intersects various scientific disciplines. Besides the natural science and technological dimension of cultivation and production, wine is an economic common and as such part of the global economy. As a consumer product, wine is entangled with (regional) identities and imaginaries, and is mobilized as a token of distinction and social class.

Various trends have shaped and are about to influence the production and consumption of wine considerably: shifts of wine cultivation areas due to climatic changes (e.g., Nordic countries), re-organization of wine production in global production networks, negotiation of work conditions in wine cultivation and production, digitalization of cultivation and production practices, and changing consumer dynamics.

This workshop aims to discuss these developments based on current theoretical approaches in human geography, sociology, philosophy, history, anthropology, cultural studies, and others and is particularly interested in the spatial configurations of these dynamics, for example with regard to scales, networks, territories or places.


Submission of abstracts (approx. 250 words): 01.10.2023 to wine-place-space(at)
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Registration information

Registration will be opend after acceptance notifications of submitted papers have been distributed.

Schedule and Program

to be announced

Plan your trip

Karte KU Campus

The conference will take place on 22.2. and 23.2. in the rooms of the University of Eichstätt, Kapuzinergasse 2, 85072 Eichstätt (room KAP 018).

To book accommodation, please find an overview here: Accommodation Directory Eichstätt

Anfahrt KU
By car

When you are heading towards Eichstätt from northwest or Ingolstadt, use the B 13. When traveling to Eichstätt on the motorway A 9 from Nuremberg, please use the exit “Altmühltal” and follow the “Jurahochstraße” (E 21) to Eichstätt for approx. 20 minutes. When coming from Munich on the A 9, please use the exit “Lenting” and follow the road signs.

By train

Eichstätt is located halfway between Nuremberg and Munich on the railway line between Treuchtlingen and Ingolstadt. The station “Eichstätt Bahnhof” is connected to the city station “Eichstätt Stadt” by a local train (distance 5 km). Please make sure to purchase a ticket to “Eichstätt Stadt”. From there, it’s a 10 minute walk to the University (in the direction of the city center).

By plane

Munich Airport is located in the northeast of Munich. From the airport, you can reach Eichstätt by train in 1.5 to 2 hours.

Nuremberg Airport is located north of the city. From the airport, you can take the subway line 2 that will take you to Nuremberg main station in twelve minutes; from there, you can take the regional train to Eichstätt.

Organising Team

Contact: wine-place-space(at)

Daniela Ana (Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies)
Marc Daferner (Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt)
Tatiana López (Julius-Maximilians-Universität of Würzburg)
Gerhard Rainer (Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt)
Susann Schäfer (Friedrich Schiller University Jena)
Christian Steiner (Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt)
Anika Zorn (Friedrich Schiller University Jena)